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ERIC Number: ED509982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 176
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-6062-3667-3
Writing Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners K-8
Lenski, Susan; Verbruggen, Frances
Guilford Publications
Many English language learners (ELLs) require extra support to become successful writers. This book helps teachers understand the unique needs of ELLs and promote their achievement by adapting the effective instructional methods they already know. Engaging and accessible, the book features standards-based lesson planning ideas, examples of student work, and 15 reproducible worksheets, rubrics, and other useful materials. It describes ways to combine instruction in core skills with ample opportunities to write and revise in different genres. Invaluable guidance is provided for assessing ELLs' writing development at different grade levels and language proficiency levels. Contents include: (1) English Language Learners and Writing Research; (2) From Theory to Practice: Writing with English Language Learners; (3) Facilitating Writing Fluency; (4) Teaching Narrative Writing; (5) Academic Writing Genres: Description, Exposition, and Persuasion; (6) How Language Works: Grammar and Usage; and (7) Assessing Writing.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A