ESL Composition Tales

These are the voices of second language writing: Their stories will inspire and generate reflection for all teachers of writing.

Author: Linda Lonon Blanton

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

ISBN: UCSC:32106011372460

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 179

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In ESL Composition Tales, the leading voices in L2 writing speak openly and honestly about their careers. What these voices convey in a sense of collective history, a history of second language teaching, and the evolution of ESL. Important insights into teaching and lerning are embedded in each story, as the authors not only confront the expectations and fears of new teachers but also provoke the assumptions and practices of their mor seasoned colleagues. In ESL composition you will discover: Real and practical advice for writing teachers of all levels of experience, A discussion of the teacher's role as cultural worker and participant in social justice, Past and current pedagogical debates in the field, The imporatnt of blending theory and practice, and the pursuit and developement of a consistently critical and interrogative attitude towar L2 teaching. These are the voices of second language writing: Their stories will inspire and generate reflection for all teachers of writing.

ESL Composition Tales

Author: Linda Lonon Blanton

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

ISBN: UOM:39015056167219

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 179

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In ESL Composition Tales, the leading voices in L2 writing speak openly and honestly about their careers. What these voices convey in a sense of collective history, a history of second language teaching, and the evolution of ESL. Important insights into teaching and lerning are embedded in each story, as the authors not only confront the expectations and fears of new teachers but also provoke the assumptions and practices of their mor seasoned colleagues. In ESL composition you will discover: Real and practical advice for writing teachers of all levels of experience, A discussion of the teacher's role as cultural worker and participant in social justice, Past and current pedagogical debates in the field, The imporatnt of blending theory and practice, and the pursuit and developement of a consistently critical and interrogative attitude towar L2 teaching. These are the voices of second language writing: Their stories will inspire and generate reflection for all teachers of writing.

Teaching ESL Composition

Ask! In L. L. Blanton & B. Kroll (Eds.), ESL composition tales (pp. 83-103). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Reid, J. M., & Kroll, B. (1995).

Author: Dana R. Ferris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135626945

Category: Education

Page: 448

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In keeping with the spirit of the first edition, Teaching ESL Composition: Purpose, Process, and Practice, Second Edition presents pedagogical approaches to the teaching of ESL composition in the framework of current theoretical perspectives on second language writing processes, practices, and writers. The text as a whole moves from general themes to specific pedagogical concerns. A primary goal is to offer a synthesis of theory and practice in a rapidly evolving community of scholars and professionals. The focus is on providing apprentice teachers with practice activities that can be used to develop the complex skills involved in teaching second language writing. Although all topics are firmly grounded in reviews of relevant research, a distinguishing feature of this text is its array of hands-on, practical examples, materials, and tasks, which are presented in figures and in the main text. The synthesis of theory and research in a form that is accessible to preservice and in-service teachers enables readers to see the relevance of the field's knowledge base to their own present or future classroom settings and student writers. Each chapter includes: *Questions for Reflection--pre-reading questions that invite readers to consider their own prior experiences as students and writers and to anticipate how these insights might inform their own teaching practice; *Reflection and Review--follow-up questions that ask readers to examine and evaluate the theoretical information and practical suggestions provided in the main discussion; and *Application Activities--a range of hands-on practical exercises, such as evaluating and synthesizing published research, developing lesson plans, designing classroom activities, executing classroom tasks, writing commentary on sample student papers, and assessing student writing. The dual emphasis on theory and practice makes this text appropriate as a primary or supplementary text in courses focusing on second language writing theory, as well as practicum courses that emphasize or include second language writing instruction or literacy instruction more generally. New in the Second Edition: *updated research summaries consider new work that has appeared since publication of the first edition; *revised chapter on research and practice in the use of computers in second language writing courses covers recent developments; *streamlined number and type of Application Activities focus on hands-on practice exercises and critical analysis of primary research; and *revisions throughout reflect the authors' own experiences with the text and reviewers' suggestions for improving the text.

Exploring the Dynamics of Second Language Writing

As I was saying to Leonard Bloomfield : A personalized history of ESL / writing . In L. L. Blanton & B. Kroll et al . , ESL composition tales : Reflections ...

Author: Richard L Kaplan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521529832

Category: Education

Page: 342

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The book addresses issues in the field of teaching academic writing to non-native speakers. This book provides a series of discussions about multiple aspects of second language writing, presenting chapters that collectively address a range of issues that are important to new teachers at the post-secondary level. The 13 chapters provide scholarly visions, insight, and interpretation, oriented toward explaining the field of teaching academic writing to non-native speakers. The book is designed to provide foundational content-knowledge in this area, with each chapter authored by recognized experts in the field. In addition to helping train new teachers, the book will serve as an updated reference book for practicing teachers and scholars to consult.

Teaching L2 Composition

Written corrective feedback in second language acquisition and writing. New York, NY: Routledge. ... ESL composition tales: Reflections on teaching.

Author: Dana R. Ferris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136696657

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 443

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This theory-to-practice text presents pedagogical approaches to teaching L2 composition in the framework of current theoretical perspectives on L2 writing processes, practices, and writers and provides an array of hands-on, practical examples, materials, and tasks.

Interrogating Privilege

Narrative inquiry: More tliaiijust telling stories. ... In L. L. Blanton 8c B. Kroll, ESL composition tales: Reflections on teaching (pp. 135—162).

Author: Stephanie Vandrick

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472033942

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 182

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Interrogating Privilege is a welcome combination of personal essays and academic research, blending theory, analysis, and narrative to explore the function and consequences of privilege in second language education. While teachers’ focus on the learning process and class goals are quite important, there is not enough attention paid to the types of privilege—or lack thereof—that individuals bring to the classroom. Through chapters that can either stand alone or be read together, with topics such as gender, age, and colonialism (the author is the daughter of missionary parents) in second language teaching, this book seeks to address the experiences of teachers, scholars, and students as “whole persons” and to observe the workings of identity and privilege in the educational setting.

Second Language Writing Instruction in Global Contexts

Blanton, L.L. and Kroll, B. (eds) (2002) ESL Composition Tales: Reflections on Teaching. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Author: Lisya Seloni

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781788925884

Category: Reference

Page:

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This book revisits second language (L2) writing teacher education by exploring the complex layers of L2 writing instruction in non-English dominant contexts (i.e. English as a foreign language contexts). It pushes the boundaries of teacher education by specifically examining the development of teacher literacy in writing in under-represented L2 writing contexts, and re-envisions L2 writing teacher education that is contextually and culturally situated, moving away from the uncritical embracement of Western-based writing pedagogies. It explores and expands on writing teacher education – how language teachers come to understand their own writing practices and instruction, and what their related experiences are in non-English dominant contexts across the globe.

Teaching College Writing to Diverse Student Populations

Theory and classroom practice: Preparing ESL students for content courses. New York: Longman. ... ESL composition tales: Reflections References.

Author: Dana Ferris

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472033379

Category: Education

Page: 169

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Statistical and anecdotal evidence documents that even states with relatively little ethnic or cultural diversity are beginning to notice and ask questions about long-term resident immigrants in their classes. As shifts in student population become more widespread, there is an even greater need for second language specialists, composition specialists, program administrators, and developers in colleges and universities to understand and adapt to the needs of the changing student audience(s). This book is designed as an introduction to the topic of diverse second language student audiences in U.S. post-secondary education. It is appropriate for those interested in working with students in academic settings, especially those students who are transitioning from secondary to post-secondary education. It provides a coherent synthesis and summary not only of the scope and nature of the changes but of their practical implications for program administration, course design, and classroom instruction, particularly for writing courses. For pre-service teachers and those new(er) to the field of working with L2 student writers, it offers an accessible and focused look at the “audience” issues with many practical suggestions. For teacher-educators and administrators, it offers a resource that can inform their own decision-making.

Treatment of Error in Second Language Student Writing Second Edition

Ask! In L.L. Blanton 8: B. Kroll (Eds.), ESL composition tales (pp. 83—103). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Reid, I. (Ed.) (2008). Writing myths: ...

Author: Dana Ferris

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472034765

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Treatment of Error offers a realistic, well-reasoned account of what teachers of multilingual writers need to know about error and how to put what they know to use. As in the first edition, Ferris again persuasively addresses the fundamental error treatment questions that plague novice and expert writing specialists alike: What types of errors should teachers respond to? When should we respond to them? What are the most efficacious ways of responding to them? And ultimately, what role should error treatment play in the teaching of the process of writing? The second edition improves upon the first by exploring changes in the field since 2002, such as the growing diversity in what is called “L2 writers,” the blurring boundaries between “native” and “non-native” speakers of English, the influence of genre studies and corpus linguistics on the teaching of writing, and the need the move beyond “error” to “second language development” in terms of approaching students and their texts. It also explores what teacher preparation programs need to do to train teachers to treat student error. The second edition features * an updating of the literature in all chapters * a new chapter on academic language development * a postscript on how to integrate error treatment/language development suggestions in Chapters 4-6 into a writing class syllabus * the addition of discussion/analysis questions at the end of each chapter, plus suggested readings, to make the book more useful in pedagogy or teacher development workshops

Practicing Theory in Second Language Writing

Fostering writing expertise in ESL composition instruction: Modeling and ... In L. Blanton & B. Kroll (Eds.), ESL composition tales: Reflections on teaching ...

Author: Tony Silva

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602351400

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 330

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Theory has been used widely in the field of second language writing. Second language writing specialists—teachers, researchers, and administrators—have yet to have an open and sustained conversation about what theory is, how it works, and, more important, how to practice theory. Practicing Theory in Second Language Writing features fourteen essays by distinguished scholars in second language writing who explore various aspects of theoretical work that goes on in the field.

Graduate Studies in Second Language Writing

ESL composition tales: Reflections on teaching. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Braine, G. (1999). From the periphery to the center: One teacher's ...

Author: Kyle McIntosh

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602357150

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 220

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Authors in this proposed collection approach issues like academic literacy, socialization, and professionalization from their individual positions as mentors and mentees involved with graduate study in the field of second language (L2) writing.

Second Language Writing Research

Narrative inquiry: More than just telling stories. TESOL Quarterly, 36(2), ... ESL composition tales: Reflections on teaching. Ann Arbor: University of ...

Author: Paul Kei Matsuda

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135610562

Category: Education

Page: 272

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In this original volume, eighteen researchers from different parts of the world reflect on their own research projects, providing insights into key methodological issues in research on second language writing. By offering a glimpse into the process of constructing and negotiating knowledge in the field--the messy space of situated practices of inquiry--it helps to demystify the research process, which can appear in published studies and in introductory methodology guides to be neater and more orderly than it actually is. Taking a broad conception of research as inquiry that emphasizes the situated and constructed nature of knowledge in the field, Second Language Writing Research: Perspectives on the Process of Knowledge Construction encourages multiple forms of inquiry, including philosophical, narrative, and historical modes. Empirical inquiry as presented in this book encompasses both quantitative and qualitative approaches as well as those that strategically combine them. A helpful discussion of the "nuts and bolts" of developing sustainable research programs is also provided. The volume as a whole facilitates a situated, issue-driven research practice. Its unique focus on second language writing research makes it an invaluable resource for both novice and experienced researchers in the field.

Handbook of Second and Foreign Language Writing

On second language writing. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. Blanton, Linda and Barbara Kroll (eds.). 2002. ESL composition tales: Reflections on teaching.

Author: Rosa M. Manchón

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501500282

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 669

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The Handbook of Second and Foreign Language Writing is an authoritative reference compendium of the theory and research on second and foreign language writing that can be of value to researchers, professionals, and graduate students. It is intended both as a retrospective critical reflection that can situate research on L2 writing in its historical context and provide a state of the art view of past achievements, and as a prospective critical analysis of what lies ahead in terms of theory, research, and applications. Accordingly, the Handbook aims to provide (i) foundational information on the emergence and subsequent evolution of the field, (ii) state-of-the-art surveys of available theoretical and research (basic and applied) insights, (iii) overviews of research methods in L2 writing research, (iv) critical reflections on future developments, and (iv) explorations of existing and emerging disciplinary interfaces with other fields of inquiry.

WAC and Second Language Writers

Language difference in writing: Toward a translingual approach. ... In L. Blanton & B. Kroll (Eds.), ESL Composition Tales: Reflections on Teaching (pp.

Author: Terry Myers Zawacki

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602355057

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 492

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Editors and contributors pursue the ambitious goal of including within WAC theory, research, and practice the differing perspectives, educational experiences, and voices of second-language writers. The chapters within this collection not only report new research but also share a wealth of pedagogical, curricular, and programmatic practices relevant to second-language writers. Representing a range of institutional perspectives—including those of students and faculty at public universities, community colleges, liberal arts colleges, and English-language schools—and a diverse set of geographical and cultural contexts, the editors and contributors report on work taking place in the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics

ESL composition tales: Reflections on teaching. University of Michigan Press: Ann Arbor, MI, 2002. Brauer G., editor. Writing across languages.

Author:

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080547848

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 9000

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The first edition of ELL (1993, Ron Asher, Editor) was hailed as "the field's standard reference work for a generation". Now the all-new second edition matches ELL's comprehensiveness and high quality, expanded for a new generation, while being the first encyclopedia to really exploit the multimedia potential of linguistics. * The most authoritative, up-to-date, comprehensive, and international reference source in its field * An entirely new work, with new editors, new authors, new topics and newly commissioned articles with a handful of classic articles * The first Encyclopedia to exploit the multimedia potential of linguistics through the online edition * Ground-breaking and International in scope and approach * Alphabetically arranged with extensive cross-referencing * Available in print and online, priced separately. The online version will include updates as subjects develop ELL2 includes: * c. 7,500,000 words * c. 11,000 pages * c. 3,000 articles * c. 1,500 figures: 130 halftones and 150 colour * Supplementary audio, video and text files online * c. 3,500 glossary definitions * c. 39,000 references * Extensive list of commonly used abbreviations * List of languages of the world (including information on no. of speakers, language family, etc.) * Approximately 700 biographical entries (now includes contemporary linguists) * 200 language maps in print and online Also available online via ScienceDirect – featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com. The first Encyclopedia to exploit the multimedia potential of linguistics Ground-breaking in scope - wider than any predecessor An invaluable resource for researchers, academics, students and professionals in the fields of: linguistics, anthropology, education, psychology, language acquisition, language pathology, cognitive science, sociology, the law, the media, medicine & computer science. The most authoritative, up-to-date, comprehensive, and international reference source in its field

Journal Writing in Second Language Education

Reading writing journals in the college composition classroom. In S. Gardner & T. Fulwiler (Eds), The journal book: For teachers ... ESL composition tales ...

Author: Christine Pearson Casanave

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472034574

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Journal writing is not new--journals have been around for centuries. More recently, journals have been viewed as a means of scaffolding reflective teaching and encouraging reflectivity in research processes. As a result, some educators may ask, “What more do we need to know?” Those likely to raise this question are probably not thinking of the explosive growth of reflective writing enabled by social networking on the Web, the blogs and other interactive e-vehicles for reflection on experiences in our literate, “real,” and virtual lives This revisiting of journal writing from a 21st century perspective, informed by relevant earlier literature, is what Christine Pearson Casanave guides readers through in this first book-length treatment of the use of journal writing in the contexts of language learning, pre and in-service teaching, and research. Casanave has put together existing ideas that haven't been put together before and has done it not as an edited collection, but as a single-authored book. She has done it in a way that will be especially accessible to teachers in language teacher education programs and to practicing teachers and researchers of writing in both second and foreign language settings, and in a way that will inspire all of us to think about, not just do, journal writing. Those who have never attempted to use journals in their classes and own lives, as well as others who have used it with mixed results, will probably be tempted to try it in at least some of the venues Casanave provides guidance for. Those already committed to journal writing will very likely find in this book new reasons for expanding and enhancing their use of journals.

A Synthesis of Research on Second Language Writing in English

Journal of Second Language Writing, 14, 105–121. Blanton, L., & Kroll, B. (Eds.) (2002). ESL composition tales: Reflections on teaching.

Author: Ilona Leki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135601522

Category: Education

Page: 272

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'I applaud the authors for this sizeable undertaking, as well as the care exercised in selecting and sequencing topics and subtopics. A major strength and salient feature of this volume is its range: It will serve as a key reference tool for researchers working in L2 composition and in allied fields.' – John Hedgcock, Monterey Institute for International Studies Synthesizing twenty-five years of the most significant and influential findings of published research on second language writing in English, this volume promotes understanding and provides access to research developments in the field. Overall, it distinguishes the major contexts of English L2 learning in North America, synthesizes the research themes, issues, and findings that span these contexts, and interprets the methodological progression and substantive findings of this body of knowledge. Of particular interest is the extensive bibliography, which makes this volume an essential reference tool for libraries and serious writing professionals, both researchers and practitioners, both L1 and L2. This book is designed to allow researchers to become familiar with the most important research on this topic, to promote understanding of pedagogical needs of L2 writing students, and to introduce graduate students to L2 writing research findings.

MITESOL Conference Proceedings

In L. L. Blanton & B. Kroll (Eds.), ESL composition tales: Reflections on teaching (pp. 1-15). Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Author: MITESOL 2009 - 2010

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781105081361

Category: English language

Page: 104

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Reflections on Language Teacher Identity Research

ESL composition tales: Reflections on teaching. Ann Arbor: University of ... In T. Silva & P. K. Matsuda (Eds.), On second language writing (pp. 1–16).

Author: Gary Barkhuizen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317286097

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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Reflections on Language Teacher Identity Research is the first book to present understandings of language teacher identity (LTI) from a broad range of research fields. Drawing on their personal research experience, 41 contributors locate LTI within their area of expertise by considering their conceptual understanding of LTI and the methodological approaches used to investigate it. The chapters are narrative in nature and take the form of guided reflections within a common chapter structure, with authors embedding their discussions within biographical accounts of their professional lives and research work. Authors weave discussions of LTI into their own research biographies, employing a personal reflective style. This book also looks to future directions in LTI research, with suggestions for research topics and methodological approaches. This is an ideal resource for students and researchers interested in language teacher identity as well as language teaching and research more generally.