Persuasion across time and space: An ELA unit to help ELLs meet new standards

02/14/2013

This unit from "Understanding Language" shows instructional approaches that are likely to help English-language learners meet new standards in English Language Arts. The lessons address potent literacy goals and build on students' background knowledge and linguistic resources. Built around a set of famous persuasive speeches, the unit supports students in reading a range of complex texts. It invites them to write and speak in a variety of ways and for different audiences and purposes. Read on.

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