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ERIC Number: ED543246
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
A Study in Content Language Acquisition
Broer, Kathleen
Online Submission, Poster presented at the TESOL Conference (Baltimore, MD, Mar 2003)
This study examines how young second language learners acquire academic language. Among the main language groups represented were Punjabi, Hindi, Tamil, Estonian, Serbian, Arabic as well as 23 other language groups. I monitored over 75 students, in grades 1, 2 and 4. I was interested in exploring what strategies best promoted coherence in non-fiction writing of the students referred to me by classroom teachers. The focus of this study is on the effect of metacognitive awareness strategies and direct text form-focussed instruction on student non-fiction writing. (Contains 4 footnotes.) [Abstract modified to meet ERIC guidelines.]
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A