ERIC Number: EJ826113
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Success with ELLs: Writing in the ESL Classroom--Confessions of a Guilty Teacher
DelliCarpini, Margo, Ed.; Adams, Susan R.
English Journal, v98 n3 p117-120 Jan 2009
When the author first started teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) students, she was incredibly naive about the second language acquisition process. One of the first moves she made was to look at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) goals, and she began to think about the purposes and situations in which her students need to read, write, speak, and listen in English. She gradually drifted into a format that included lots of reading, speaking, and listening, but little writing. She soon realized that her method has not helped her students gain confidence in writing. In this article, she describes how she transformed her teaching process to encourage her students to write.
Descriptors: Poetry, High School Students, English (Second Language), English Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Language Teachers, Writing Assignments, Learning Activities, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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