ERIC Number: ED357634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Migrating Towards Literacy.
Hayes, Curtis W., Ed.
Strategies to address the reading and writing needs of reluctant and hesitant students with limited English proficiency (LEP) are provided in this guide for teachers. It is drawn from experiences with six elementary school teachers and an elementary school principal in San Antonio in the Southwest Independent School District/University of Texas Reading and Writing Project. The project began in 1985. The students in the project, mostly Hispanic, had been labeled as "non-learning" and at-risk. The chapters in the guide are as follows: (1) "Are These Kids Different?" (Valerie M. Camilli, Corine Drumm, John P. Harrison, Eilene Wright, and Janet R. Drane), which addresses the notion of teaching children whose first language is not English; (2) "Writing for Fun" (Corine Drumm), which shares the interactive nature of writing; (3) "Poetic Justice" (John P. Harrison), which addresses the structures inherent in poetry and some strategies that LEP students can use to be successful poets; (4) "Have You Heard of the 'J'?" (Eilene Wright), which discusses journal writing as expressive writing from the self; (5) "Writing Across the Curriculum" (Janet R. Drane), which addresses transactional writing or content-area writing; and (6) "Classroom Realities" (Valerie Camilli), which is about grading and evaluation. The guide is generously illustrated with examples of student work. Contains 78 references. (LB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Content Area Writing, Creative Writing, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Hispanic Americans, Journal Writing, Limited English Speaking, Poetry, Student Journals, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A