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ERIC Number: ED336977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
A Word Is Worth a Thousand Pictures: A Writing Project for the Primary Grades.
Mann, Vivian
MinneTESOL Journal, v6 p7-13 1987
A set of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) lessons is presented that is geared to the needs of reluctant writers, especially those with limited English proficiency. The approach has been used successfully with grades 2-6. The plan has seven steps: (1) an oral performance by the teacher using a key word and a series of unrelated sentences in which the word appears; (2) a yes/no question-and-answer session using the same key word, with questions directed to the whole group; (3) elicitation of sentences from students, each of which must differ from those of other students (the sentences are typed as they are produced); (4) reading the sentences as a group; (5) illustrating the sentences for use in an exhibit, with pictures; (6) writing or dictating stories about the pictures; and (7) reading the stories together. This seven-step process, which emphasizes spontaneity, collaboration, and working toward an appealing product, lays the foundation for further work and encourages students to write. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A