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ERIC Number: EJ926889
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1949-3533
Writing Gave Me a Voice: A Spanish-Dominant Teacher's Writing Workshop
Spence, Lucy K.; Cardenas-Cortez, Karen
TESOL Journal, v2 n1 p1-23 Mar 2011
Debate regarding appropriate instructional practices for linguistically and culturally diverse students led to a study of a bilingual Latina teacher's third-grade writing workshop. Qualitative research methods were used to provide a rich description of context, instruction, and participation. This was combined with the teacher's personal narrative of her own experience becoming a bilingual writer and its influence upon her teaching. Her instructional approach was embedded in social practice. Dramatizations, visual representations, computer-based research, and traditional texts afforded exposure to ways of speaking, being, and understanding the world. Students were provided with many opportunities to write within a community of practice, focusing on persuasive essay and other genres such as personal narrative and informational reports. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A