Importance Of Holistic Oral Language Rating

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The Holistic oral language scoring rubric is comprised of overall ratings, rather than individual skills. However, these rating are based how an English Language Learner combines and uses all of the skills at once. The first rating on the Holistic rubric is the lowest score which signifies that very little or no English is known. The second rating suggests that there is an understanding of words but only short patterns are used. The third rating is when an ELL student is able to respond and communicate in conversations but can also be hesitant while speaking. In fourth rating, a student is able to go into details during a conversation and begins to complex vocabulary. In the fifth rating, a student is not hesitating or experiencing interferences…show more content…
The proper use of pronunciation is what helps a message be understood easily by other fluent English speakers. Often times, an ELL student can struggle with forming a word correctly and may cause a word to be pronounced as a different, but similarly sounding word. One example of how the pronunciation of a word can cause a message to be unclear a Spanish speaker pronouncing “kitchen” as “chicken”. These two words are very close in sound, but each word has a completely different meaning. A mother that asks a child to “please clean the kitchen” greatly differs from the mispronounced word that has changed the sentence to “please clean the chicken”. There are many speech therapy courses that are offered in schools that will improve a child’s ability to speak productively. In the oral language speech by ELL student Tania, the Spanish student faces challenges while pronouncing “stories about magic, vampires “. These impediments can be worked on and improved over time. The grading scale of pronunciation on a rubric can range from insufficient in the result of being virtually unintelligent; to excellent, being that it pleasantly uses intonation and pronunciation as accurately as a native speaker…show more content…
A few of the common conventions are capitalization, paragraphing of ideas, punctuation and proper spelling. However, the English language can be exceptionally difficult for ELL’s when it comes to the mechanics of spelling, due to the fact that it is made up of like sounding words known as a Homonym. The perfect example of a homonym is to, too, and two. Each of these three words differs from each other, but can cause great confusion when it comes to speech. So not only is tackling tricky words a tough skill to learn, ELL students also need to maintain focus on correct punctuation and writing techniques. In the written assignment of a Vietnamese ELL student, the student states “My mother’s name is ____.” This sentence demonstrated a phenomenal use of English mechanics by adding an apostrophe in order to show possession. Also, the sentence began and ended with correct written mechanics. The grading scale of mechanic on a rubric can range from insufficient in the result of little technical formatting; to excellent, being that there was an effective use of spelling, capitalization, punctuations,

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