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ERIC Number: ED343375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
The Research Report and the Secondary ESL Student: Structure, Support, and Success.
Fagan, Barbara; And Others
It was once thought that research skills were too cognitively demanding for English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students. This paper presents guidelines for teaching the research process to secondary ESL students at both beginning and advanced language proficiency levels. The following steps related to writing and presenting orally a research report are described: choosing a topic; narrowing the topic and getting organized; using the library; writing the report, including an outline, bibliography, and illustrative collage; being original and avoiding copying from texts; and presenting the report, including speaking and handling questions from the audience. It is noted that the skills learned in the writing and speaking process are transferable and should reinforce other lessons and classes beyond the ESL program. Making the research report an integral part of a language classroom results in linguistic, cognitive, and social benefits, as well as improved self-esteem in preparation for mainstream classes. (LB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A