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What are the kinds of reading and writing tasks that well-prepared students in “knowledge societies” must perform? List the tasks. Are schools you know doing a good job of helping prepare students? How? If not, what could be done differently? Bring your answers to class or your study group to discuss. 7. Interview five middle and/or high school teachers. Ask them what they know about the ELLs in their classes. Do they seem to be aware of the differences among ELLs? Do they know if the students speak, read, and write their first languages?
Cummins’ purpose in distinguishing between the two types of language proficiency was to account for the fact that students who could carry on conversations in English had still not developed the kind of English they needed to do well in school tasks. He does not suggest that academic language is superior in some way to conversational language, just that they are different. As Baker points out: School-based academic/cognitive language does not represent universal higher-order cognitive skills nor all forms of literacy practice.
For example, when students do a biology experiment, talk about it as they work, and report back orally, the language they use is more interactive, less formal, and less precise than the language these same students use when they write up the experiment for their teacher using the specific vocabulary and structure for the report that the teacher requires. Biber refers to this difference between spoken and written language as interactive versus edited text. Abstract Versus Situated Content A second difference between the two types of texts was that the written texts were more abstract while the spoken texts were more concrete.