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ERIC Number: EJ1083956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1072-4303
"The Text Opened My Eyes": A Book Club on Teaching Writing to ELLs
Andrei, Elena; Ellerbe, Marcie; Cherner, Todd
TESL-EJ, v19 n3 Nov 2015
This qualitative study looked at a book club for US teachers in public schools focused on teaching writing to English language learners (ELLs). To guide the study, the central research questions were: (1) What are teachers' perceptions about a book club professional development experience?; and (2) How are teachers' views about second language (L2) writing affected by a book club focused on teaching writing to ELLs? Participants were five in-service teachers who teach or have taught ELLs. They read a book about teaching ELL writers using a book club as the framework for professional discussion. Data consisting of intake forms, exit questionnaires, and exit interviews was collected and analyzed. The findings suggest that teachers participating in a book club found a sense of leadership and advanced their practices and knowledge about ELL writers and strategies to teach writing to ELLs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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