Using Dialogue Journals


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This webinar will explore how to incorporate dialogue journals into effective writing instruction in an ESL Literacy classroom.

ESL Literacy learners are developing their literacy and their language skills at the same time and require thoughtful, intentional instruction in writing.  Dialogue journals give learners the time and opportunity to develop their writing in a safe, low-stress format that can be tailored to each individual learner.  

By the end of the webinar, you will be able to identify the purpose and benefits of dialogue journals and effectively use dialogue journals with Foundation to Phase III literacy learners.

  • Fantastic webinar, very professionally delivered by both the moderator and the presenter. Material was relevant and even though it focused on Literacy (which I don't teach anymore), there was so much that I could use - immediately relevant AND I plan to direct my colleagues who teach these levels to this webinar.
    Webinar participant
  • I got a lot of insight into my current practice and this insight will definitely enhance my use of dialogue journals. It was also great to see how "dialoguing" on paper turbo charges a learner's written fluency.
    Webinar participant
  • I learned about error-focused feedback not being the only type (of feedback) and that content feedback to create a dialogue will do far more in terms of fluency than a bunch of red lines.
    Webinar participant
Webinar Dates: 
Tue, April 05, 2016 - 16:00 - 17:00 MDT