ERIC Number: ED423709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
ESL Journal Writing: Learning, Reflections, and Adjustments to American Life.
McDonald, Barbara A.; Rosselli, Judith A.; Clifford, Jacolyn, Ed.
The report, based on a study of journal entries written by English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students in San Diego Community Colleges (California), examines the value of journal writing for ESL learning and acculturation and offers classroom techniques for its use. An introductory section describes the study and its outcomes. Chapter 1 looks at how ESL journal writing can assist ESL students in acculturation, how it fits into the language-learning experience, policy and practice in ESL writing from national down to local levels, and California statewide ESL model standards. Chapter 2 discusses how the seven proficiency levels outlined in California ESL standards apply to classroom teaching. Chapter 3 looks at how ESL writing exercises can reveal issues that matter to students in the process of adjusting to American life, including stages of adjustment, family concerns, the need for role models, and necessary coping skills. Chapter 4 focuses on use of ESL writing in the classroom, including dialogue journals, buddy journals, audiotaped responses to journal entries, online writing, writing with elders, literature and writing, and providing feedback to students. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: San Diego Consortium for Workforce Education and Lifelong Learning, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California