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ERIC Number: ED371591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Second Language Writing in the Mainstream Classroom.
Turner, Lyn
The case study of a Bulgarian immigrant child's literacy education in English as a Second Language (ESL) is presented. Focus is on the boy's literacy development within the context of a mainstream kindergarten/first grade classroom in Australia. The report details the teacher's observations in the classroom and particularly in the child's writing samples over a period of about two years. Classroom observations concern the nature and forms of the boy's interaction with other children and engagement in classroom activities. Analysis of the writing samples focuses on their content, intentions, format, and linguistic forms. The writing samples, 14 of which are reproduced here, include simple statements, a joke, illustrations, a list, a letter, opinions, a group writing activity, expository writing, a rhyming activity, and a story book. Comments on the child's oral English development are also included. In conclusion, the teacher makes some inferences about the techniques and activities used or not used, in class that may have contributed to the child's literacy development. A brief bibliography is included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia