Oral languagemeans communicating with other people.
Fluency Accuracy SensitivityCriteria for Oral Language Competence
Techniques for Assessing Oral Language:Oral interview Role play Dialogue journals Assess products created during process ofSelf-assessment Presentations learning not only final products that are a result of learning. Focused observations: Select oral samples for individual or small a portfolio group
Activities to Assess Oral LanguageLanguage of Social Interaction • Activity-based sharing: informal, structured, formal 1 • Discussion: partner, small group, informal debate, whole class 2 • Social Conventions: communication, problem solving, contexts 3 for speaking and listening
Language and Literacy • News telling1 • Formal presentations2 • Assembly performances3 • Narrative: modeled stories, character interviews, role4 play, story reconstruction, circle stories • Description: description activities5
Language and Thinking • Partner work: collaborative learner / adoption of roles1 • Inquiry: questioning, interviewing, creative inquiry2 • Classification: comparing and grouping, brainstorming and building knowledge3
Techniques for Assessing Students Written English Observation Peer- Portfolios assessment Journal Self- writing assessment Checklists Rubrics Anecdotal records