Writing “Just Right” Research Questions: Strategies for ELLs

In this blog post, the author presents some instructional strategies to support English language learners (ELLs) at the middle school level as they work with an element of one of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) writing anchor standards, and concludes with some resources on writing for ELLs.

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English language learners (ELLs) need support in creating research questions, including support with academic language acquisition while helping them write their own focused questions to guide their written work for research projects. ELLs may approach research projects from a different perspective than non-ELLs, especially with academic language support in generating the question that best fits their research interest.