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2014 Conference

May 8–9, 2014

Framingham, MA

MATSOL 2014 Conference: Online Program

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Scaffolding Argumentative Writing for High School English Learners

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 4:30 PM–5:15 PM EDT
Session Abstract

In this session, the presenter will explain how the writing of arguments of fact and judgment was taught to two sections of early intermediate English learners in an urban high school.  The lessons and scaffolds used in this unit will be highlighted, and student work samples will be examined. 

Session Length

Practice-Oriented Presentation (45 minutes)

Secondary Educators
Community College ESOL Educators
Topic Strand

Best Practices in Instruction

Lead Presenter

Zachary Shufran, Somerville Public Schools
Biographical Statement

Zachary Shufran is an ESL teacher at Somerville High School.  He works with students who are at an early intermediate level of English proficiency.



Session Materials