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ERIC Number: EJ1099407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1559-663X
Students as Textbook Authors
Chou, Hsiao-Yi; Lau, Sok-Han; Yang, Huei-Chia; Murphey, Tim
English Teaching Forum, v45 n3 p18-21 2007
The authors describe their experience using a learner-centered approach to turn learner writing into booklets. When students write about their own lives, they can focus on the language they need to express their ideas. Interaction increases because interest is high. Near beginners can create fact sheets about themselves, and more advanced students can write language-learning histories. The texts can become fill-in-the-blank activities or be read aloud. Student texts inform instructors of needs and interests; they give students ownership of their learning and provide models for future classes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; Hawaii
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A