ERIC Number: EJ661696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Wishing on a Star: Many Are Homeless. A Third Are Learning English as a Second Language. Most Are Growing Up amid Poverty. At an Anchorage Elementary School Where Students Face Extraordinary Challenges, Teachers Focus on Writing as a Skill That Can Transform Lives.
Weeks, Denise Jarrett
Northwest Education, v8 n2 p8-13 Win 2002
The "6+1" model of writing assessment, which identifies six traits of good writing, is applicable to any language. In an Anchorage (Alaska) elementary school with a high proportion of English language learners, homeless children, and other disadvantaged youth, the model helps students write about their own ideas and experiences, thereby developing academic language skills and reducing feelings of isolation. (TD)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Environment, Educational Practices, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods, Limited English Speaking, Models, Relevance (Education), Student Alienation, Writing Evaluation, Writing Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Alaska (Anchorage)