Writing Instruction for English Learners A Focus on Genre

ISBN-10: 141295729X
ISBN-13: 9781412957298
Edition: 2009
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Description: This resource helps teachers facilitate second language writing development for English language learners using a constructivist approach and a variety writing genres. Writing Instruction for English Language Learners provides scaffolds and supports  More...

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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 10/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

This resource helps teachers facilitate second language writing development for English language learners using a constructivist approach and a variety writing genres. Writing Instruction for English Language Learners provides scaffolds and supports for developing written English in a collaborative setting, including ways to work with students as they analyze elements of written text, work alongside peers, and learn from writing models. The author covers the writing process and stages of written output for English language learners and shows readers how to introduce writing experiences in the classroom. Teachers will be able to help English language learners experience success in developing: Narrative stories Expository writing Persuasive essays Poetry

Eugenia Mora-Flores is an assistant professor of clinical education in the Undergraduate and Teacher Education program at the University of Southern California (USC). She teaches courses on first and second language acquisition and methods courses in literacy development for elementary and secondary students. Mora-Flores also serves as the coordinator of the bilingual and cross-cultural program, where she teaches a course on Latino culture in addition to supervising graduate students in the field. Her research interests include studies on effective practices in developing the language and literacy skills of English learners in Grades K-12. Her recent publications include a coauthored book, Balanced Literacy for English Learners (K-2) . Mora-Flores further works as a consultant for a variety of elementary and middle schools in the areas of English Language Development (ELD), Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE), and writing instruction for English Learners. Mora-Flores is affiliated with the USC Center on Educational Governance (CEG), where she acts as principal translator for bilingual products developed for charter school communities, and serves as the chief liaison between CEG and the Spanish-speaking families with whom the center works. As a doctoral chair, Mora-Flores works with a group of students conducting research on teaching and learning from English learners. Research includes studies investigating writing instructional practices and programs for English learners, second language anxiety, two-way immersion programs at the middle school level, and elementary language arts programs for ELs.

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
Writing Instruction for English Learners
Process Versus Product
Writing Process
The Role of Talk
Developing Written English
Conclusion
Narrative Writing
Understanding Narrative Writing
Narrative Essays
Narrative Genres
Making it Public
Conclusion
Resources for Teaching Narrative Writing
Expository Writing
Understanding Expository Writing
Expository Essays
Expository Genres
Making it Public
Conclusion
Resources for Teaching Expository Writing
Persuasive Writing
Understanding Persuasive Writing
Persuasive Essays
Persuasive Genres
Making it Public
Conclusion
Resources for Teaching Persuasive Writing
Poetry
Understanding Poetry
Poetic Forms
Making it Public
Conclusion
Resources for Teaching Poetry
Concluding Thoughts
Resources
References
Index

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