ERIC Number: ED446440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Learning To Write, Writing To Learn: The Teaching of Writing in the Foreign Language Classroom.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Instructional Services.
This book is the result of an effort by English language arts teachers and foreign language teachers to collaborate with the understanding that writing improves student learning across the curriculum, and that increased mastery of writing skills in a student's first language will improve foreign language learning. This fact notwithstanding, few foreign language teachers feel competent to teach writing. The purpose of this guide is to give foreign language teachers additional help for teaching writing in the foreign language class and to foster a spirit of collaboration with their English language arts colleagues. This guide is divided into ten chapters. Covered topics include the following: elements of good writing programs, the writing process, writing strategies; writing in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, the first and second language connection, dialogue journals and learning logs, suggestions for writing, multiple intelligences, the role of grammar, and assessment. There is also a bibliography and four appendices covering the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, ACTFL Writing Proficiency Guidelines, Focused Holistic Scoring Guides, and Graphic Organizers. It is concluded that developing good writers is a goal shared by all teachers. Learning another language is synonymous with learning to communicate and communication takes place in a variety of ways, one of which is through writing. (KFT)
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
Public Schools of North Carolina, State Board of Education, Department of Public Instruction, 301 North Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC 27601-2825. Web site: http://www.dpi.state.nc.us.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Instructional Services.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina