ERIC Number: ED343440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Strategy Instruction in the Foreign Language Classroom: Writing.
Chamot, Anna Uhl; And Others
This resource guide is designed to provide foreign language teachers with suggestions for helping students learn how to become better language learners. The five chapters of the guide for teaching writing skills are as follows: (1) Teaching Learning Strategies (e.g., rationale for teaching, types, useful strategies, guidelines, instructional sequence, and specific learning strategies such as directed attention, self-monitoring, repetition, note-taking, inferencing, and translation); (2) Learning to Compose Written Text (e.g., how writers write, guidelines for writing instruction, and how to begin); (3) Lessons Plans for Core Strategy Instruction (e.g., preparing discussions, initial strategy instruction, practice); (4) Additional Writing Strategies (e.g., questioning for clarification, organizing, adopting a clever perspective, monitoring, elaboration, and evaluating ideas and organization); and (5) An Integrated Strategy Approach to Language Teaching (dialogues and narratives, and cultural points). Appendices include the following: some suggestions for teaching the Russian alphabet, topics for writing, and worksheets in Spanish and Russian. Twenty-one exhibits and worksheets are included that cover such areas as planning, developing second language thinking, substitution, composing and revising, a revising checklist, questioning for clarification, sticking to the topic, and evaluating the expression of ideas. Contains 13 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Center for International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Interstate Research Associates, McLean, VA.