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ERIC Number: EJ804624
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Long-Term English Learners Writing Their Stories
Jacobs, C. Lynn
English Journal, v97 n6 p87-91 Jul 2008
High school teacher C. Lynn Jacobs noted that the long-term English language learners in her class had improved in reading comprehension but still lacked writing skills. Inspired by a state humanities project, she worked with the students to publish a collection of stories and poems. Writing about their lives provided the motivation, and writing from models of published texts provided the necessary structure for students' success. She offers step-by-step suggestions for teachers interested in helping English language learners "write better, with more confidence."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A