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ERIC Number: ED323762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Teacher of Writing in the ESL Curriculum.
Elliott, Norbert; And Others
The commonalities between the teaching of writing and the teaching of English as a Second Language (ESL) are discussed. With common instructional practices of iterativeness, contextualization, and cognition delineated between the two fields, four levels of literacy for ESL students are specified. Four levels of ability are distinguished, including: basic, intermediate, academic, and disciplinary. It is argued that establishing levels of literacy sets the construct validity of programs and clarifies their development. In addition, it is suggested that teachers of writing can best be used at the academic and disciplinary levels of literacy, where too often the task of writing instruction is left to disciplinary specialists and the focus is on principles of inquiry and rhetoric. The use of writing teachers at only the lowest levels of ESL instruction is seen as too limited a view of their role. (MSE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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