ERIC Number: ED444389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
In Their Own Words: Using Student Writing as a Resource.
This document is a teachers' compilation of instructions, step-by-step suggestions, and sample writing activities. It is designed to help the English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teacher teach adult English language learners who already have excellent communicative and life-skills knowledge, but who need to build better writing skills. Examples are drawn from an intensive adult ESL writing class, meeting 10-15 hours per week. These are self-selected students who have identified a lack of English writing skills as an impediment to further career advancement or to enrolling in post secondary coursework. The activities, processes, and topics described here can be successfully adapted for other levels or for non-intensive classes. Working on and sharing together these writing tasks always serves to bring the students together in a strong classroom community. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education) (KFT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Immigrants, Instructional Materials, Learner Controlled Instruction, Limited English Speaking, Literacy, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Skill Development, Teacher Education, Worksheets, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arlington County Public Schools, VA. REEP, Arlington Education and Employment Program.