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ERIC Number: EJ1175500
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2153-4799
Transient ELLs: A Teacher's Inquiry into Literacy Instruction
Maysonet, Dianne
Journal of Multilingual Education Research, v1 n1 Article 8 p63-80 Spr 2010
This narrative describes my learning process in becoming a teacher-researcher as I worked with an ELL, Jayla, who experienced a transient lifestyle. As a member of a teacher-inquiry group, the Bilingual Teacher-Research Forum I collaborated with other bilingual and ESL teachers from schools in a large city in the northeastern part of the United States. I learned to systematically investigate my practice to identify instructional strategies that promoted ELL students' literacy in English. My first inquiry was guided by one query: What instructional strategies may promote the language and literacy development of transient ELLs? In this article I describe how I investigated Jayla's literacy growth. I reflect on my transformation from a teacher to a teacher-researcher and propose some practical suggestions for teachers who teach ESL with transient backgrounds.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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