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Gebhard, Meg; Shin, Dong-shin; Seger, Wendy – CALICO Journal, 2011
This study analyzes how a teacher in the United States used systemic functional linguistics to design a blog-mediated writing curriculum to support second grade English language learners' (ELLs) literacy development and abilities to use computer-mediated communication tools for social and academic purposes in and out of school. The questions posed…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Ethnography
Shin, Dong-shin – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This dissertation examines the academic and social goals that three second-grade English language learners in a U.S. urban school bring to their blog-mediated academic writing practices, and the interrelated nature of those goals. This study aims to bridge the dichotomy between approaches to studying computer-mediated language and literacy…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Ethnography