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ERIC Number: ED421014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 83
Abstractor: N/A
Strategies for Responding to the Writing of ESL Students.
Joyce, Deborah Carolyn
A 12-week study evaluated the use of specific teaching techniques for improving the writing of 7th-grade students of English as a Second Language (ESL) in a process-oriented writing classroom. The subjects, 24 students of varied linguistic backgrounds, were pre-tested during the first week on writing skills, grammar awareness, and writing attitudes and interests. Three weeks of instruction were then devoted to teaching self-editing, three to peer editing, and three to use of teacher-student conferences to discuss writing techniques. Post-testing was conducted during the last 2 weeks. Cooperative learning activities and emphasis on global vs. local errors were stressed throughout. Results indicate only slight gains in self-editing skills, but greater gains with peer editing. Student-teacher conferences were highly effective in improving student writing skills. Possible explanations for the results are discussed. (Contains 40 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Curriculum and Instruction Project for the M.A. degree, San Diego State University.