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ERIC Number: EJ836264
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1934-2322
Written Conversations with Hispanic Adults Developing English Literacy
Larrotta, Clarena
Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, v2 n1 p13-23 Spr 2008
Seventeen Hispanic adults developing English literacy keep a dialogue journal with their instructor during a semester. Afraid of writing in English at first, students experiment writing back and forth on self-selected topics. The goal is to develop English fluency. Therefore, the instructor does not point out students' mistakes. Similar to correspondence with a friend, she replies to the message by writing a new one following the conversation. This paper reports on the students' responses using dialogue journals and documents the process of implementing the activity. Actual journal entries and recommendations for adult literacy instructors interested in implementing dialogue journals are provided. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas