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ERIC Number: ED230029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Bridging the Gap to Literacy: Functional Writing Instruction for ESOL Students.
Bartelo, Dennise M.
Adult students of English as a second language (ESL) need to learn how to express in writing what they know how to say. An introductory lesson plan is presented which has helped students put their words into writing. A unit on communicating personal information is developed from the first class meeting's introductions of name, address, occupation, etc. The objectives of the lesson are to review basic capitalization rules and to write sentences expressing name, address, and employment. The parts of the lesson include: (1) the introduction in which students are asked to name an important event of their lives; (2) content focus on rules of capitalization drawn from the information the students have supplied; (3) the first draft which includes personal information and is taken partly from sentence strips provided by the teacher; (4) a process conference during which each student reviews his or her writing and reviews capitalization rules; (5) rewriting information in a format that might be useful in their daily lives; and (6) an evaluation conference for students to share their functional writing samples. Two worksheets are attached as guides for the functional writing activity and as a reinforcement game. (AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A