Second Language Writing in the Composition Classroom

Second-Language Writing addresses key issues for instructors working with multilingual writers in first-year composition.

Author: Paul Kei Matsuda

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312444737

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 435

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Second-Language Writing addresses key issues for instructors working with multilingual writers in first-year composition. Framed with insightful introductory material, this soucebook provides both theoretical context and practical resources for designing courses, negotiating differences among students, and responding to and assessing second-language writing.

Assessment in the Second Language Writing Classroom

Other books have thoroughly covered the theoretical aspects of writing assessment, but none have focused as heavily as this book does on pragmatic classroom aspects of writing assessment.

Author: Deborah Crusan

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472034192

Category: Education

Page: 210

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Assessment in the Second Language Writing Classroom is a teacher and prospective teacher-friendly book, uncomplicated by the language of statistics. The book is for those who teach and assess second language writing in several different contexts: the IEP, the developmental writing classroom, and the sheltered composition classroom. In addition, teachers who experience a mixed population or teach cross-cultural composition will find the book a valuable resource. Other books have thoroughly covered the theoretical aspects of writing assessment, but none have focused as heavily as this book does on pragmatic classroom aspects of writing assessment. Further, no book to date has included an in-depth examination of the machine scoring of writing and its effects on second language writers. Crusan not only makes a compelling case for becoming knowledgeable about L2 writing assessment but offers the means to do so. Her highly accessible, thought-provoking presentation of the conceptual and practical dimensions of writing assessment, both for the classroom and on a larger scale, promises to engage readers who have previously found the technical detail of other works on assessment off-putting, as well as those who have had no previous exposure to the study of assessment at all.

Second Language Writing Cambridge Applied Linguistics

This text is a highly accessible and authoritative approach to the theory and practice of teaching writing to students of English.

Author: Kroll

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521387787

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 246

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This text is a highly accessible and authoritative approach to the theory and practice of teaching writing to students of English.

Technologies in the Second Language Composition Classroom

This book will interest ESL teachers in training, teacher educators, current ESL instructors, and researchers and scholars in the area of ESL writing and technology.

Author: Joel Bloch

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131791076

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 255

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Grounded in applied linguistics research and composition theory and practice, Technologies in the Second Language Composition Classroom encourages teachers to explore the role technology can play in the acquisition of writing for second language students. This research-based volume supports the incorporation of technology into classrooms, providing students with motivation and tools to develop their writing skills. The book provides not only an intellectually engaging perspective on the on-going debates regarding technologically enhanced writing and writing pedagogy, but it also delves in to the technologies themselves, from blogs and blogging to computer-mediated discourse and concordancing. Technology is a growing and rapidly evolving presence in academia, and Joel Bloch brings an informed approach to understanding its place and potential benefits in the classroom. Each chapter includes reflection questions that will help individual readers apply the theories and ideas to their own classrooms. This book will interest ESL teachers in training, teacher educators, current ESL instructors, and researchers and scholars in the area of ESL writing and technology.

An Annotated Bibliography of Scholarship in Second Language Writing 1993 1997

Significant differences in cohesion device use across languages and topic types
were reported. 496. Reid, J. (1992), The writing-reading connection in the ESL
composition classroom. Journal of Intensive English Studies, 6, 27-50. The
author ...

Author: Tony J. Silva

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1567504523

Category: Education

Page: 209

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This bibliography is a compilation of 15 short bibliographies published in an issue of the Journal of Second Language Writing from January 1993 to September 1997. The work focuses on theoretically grounded research reports and essays addressing issues in second and foreign language writing and writing instruction, containing 676 entries, each including a 50+ word summary intended to be non-evaluative in nature. The editors hope that this work will be a useful tool for developing theory, research, and instruction in second language writing.

Academic Writing in a Second Language

Exploring research and pedagogy on second language writing, this volume focuses on issues concerning policy decisions affecting foreign students.

Author: Diane Dewhurst Belcher

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 156750115X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 410

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Exploring research and pedagogy on second language writing, this volume focuses on issues concerning policy decisions affecting foreign students.

Exploring the Dynamics of Second Language Writing

11 Literature in the teaching of second language composition Stephanie
Vandrick Writing instructors constantly face curricular decisions about which
types ... One such decision concerns whether , and how , to use literature in
writing classes .

Author: Richard L Kaplan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521529832

Category: Foreign Language Study

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.

Second Language Writing

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Author: Ken Hyland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521827058

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 299

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This text is a highly accessible and authoritative approach to the theory and practice of teaching writing to students of English. This book is an accessible and authoritative approach to the theory and practice of teaching writing to students of English. It sets out the key issues in second language writing instruction to offer both pre-service and in-service teachers a guide to writing instruction grounded in current theory and research. The author takes the stance that student writers not only need realistic strategies for drafting and revising, but also a clear understanding of genre to structure their writing experience according to the demands and constraints of particular target contexts. This book will be extremely useful to prospective and practicing teachers alike.

On Second Language Writing

This volume is the first to bring together prominent second-language writing specialists to systematically address basic issues in the field and to consider the state of the art at the end of the century (and the millennium).

Author: Tony Silva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135660673

Category: Education

Page: 241

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On Second Language Writing brings together internationally recognized scholars in a collection of original articles that, collectively, delineate and explore central issues with regard to theory, research, instruction, assessment, politics, articulation with other disciplines, and standards. In recent years, there has been a dramatic growth of interest in second-language writing and writing instruction in many parts of the world. Although an increasing number of researchers and teachers in both second-language studies and composition studies have come to identify themselves as specialists in second-language writing, research and teaching practices have been dispersed into several different disciplinary and institutional contexts because of the interdisciplinary nature of the field. This volume is the first to bring together prominent second-language writing specialists to systematically address basic issues in the field and to consider the state of the art at the end of the century (and the millennium).

The ELL Writer

Moving Beyond Basics in the Secondary Classroom Christina Ortmeier-Hooper.
Matsuda, P. K., Cox, M., Iordan, I., 8: Ortmeier—Hooper, C. (Eds). (2006). Second
language writing in the composition classroom: A critical sourcebook. Boston ...

Author: Christina Ortmeier-Hooper

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807771785

Category: Education

Page: 216

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“By respecting the intelligence of multilingual writers, this book helps teachers capitalize on the resources those students bring into the classroom. District secondary curriculum coordinators should make sure every teacher in every discipline has this book, and every university course about secondary teaching should require it.” —Randy Bomer, University of Texas at Austin This resource for secondary school ELA and ELL teachers brings together compelling insights into student experiences, current research, and strategies for building an inclusive writing curriculum.The ELL Writerexpands the current conversation on the literacy needs of adolescent English learners by focusing on their writing approaches, their texts, and their needs as student writers. Vivid portraits look at tangible moments within these students’ lives that depict not only the difficulties but also the possibilities that they bring with them into the classroom. The case studies are complemented by findings from current research studies by second-language writing specialists that will inform today’s classroom teachers. Book Features: Activities, writing prompts, and teaching tips to support ELL learning in mainstream classes. Personal stories and voices of ELL writers, along with examples of student writing. A focus on teacher responses, revision strategies, and assignment design. Clear connections between current research, student experiences, and the classroom. Christina Ortmeier-Hooperis an assistant professor of English at the University of New Hampshire.

Teacher Written Commentary in Second Language Writing Classrooms

This volume is the only source that contains such in-depth consideration of the issues and the range of practices within teacher written commentary and the only resource that focuses solely on issues of rhetoric and content in multilingual ...

Author: Lynn M. Goldstein

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114241156

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 162

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Although second language writing instructors know that providing effective written feedback is essential to any good composition course, beginning and seasoned teachers alike struggle with this challenging task. InTeacher Written Commentary in Second Language WritingClassrooms, Lynn M. Goldstein uses ample research and experiential evidence to explain both how and why teachers should comment on their students' writing assignments. Among the problems that Goldstein addresses are how to attend to the product without slighting the process, how to intervene in process without appropriating product, how to facilitate student comprehension and use of teacher feedback while promoting student independence, and how to respond efficiently while remaining attentive to individual student needs. While it may not necessarily reduce the time spent on commenting, the book will enable teachers and teachers-in-training to provide written commentary that will help their students to become stronger and more independent writers in English. This volume is the only source that contains such in-depth consideration of the issues and the range of practices within teacher written commentary and the only resource that focuses solely on issues of rhetoric and content in multilingual writing students' texts. Teachers and teacher educators will appreciate the Goldstein's thorough and well-grounded analysis. Lynn M. Goldstein is Professor, TESOL and Applied Linguistics, Monterey Institute of International Studies (CA).

Peer Response in Second Language Writing Classrooms

Peer Response in Second Language Writing Classrooms will provide teachers with practical guidelines for making peer response effective in the classroom and will offer a theoretical grounding on the purposes and importance of peer review, or ...

Author: Jun Liu

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

ISBN: UOM:39015055827110

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 182

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Peer response in which students work together to provide feedback on one another's writing in both written and oral formats through active engagement with each other's progress over multiple drafts, has been discussed in L2 writing literature since the early 1980s. While peer response activities have now become a common feature of L2 writing instruction, much of the research in peer response studies presents conflicting data. There is a need for a comprehensive survey of it in an effort to help teachers sort out what may or may not be useful to them in the classroom. Peer Response in Second Language Writing Classrooms was written to fill that void. Peer Response in Second Language Writing Classrooms will provide teachers with practical guidelines for making peer response effective in the classroom and will offer a theoretical grounding on the purposes and importance of peer review, or feedback, as it relates to current writing instruction pedagogy.

Research on Composition

Covering the period between 1984 and 2003, this authoritative sequel picks up where the earlier volumes (Braddock et al., 1963, and Hillocks, 1986), now classics in the field, left off.

Author: Peter Smagorinsky

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807746371

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

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Covering the period between 1984 and 2003, this authoritative sequel picks up where the earlier volumes (Braddock et al., 1963, and Hillocks, 1986), now classics in the field, left off. It features a broader focus that goes beyond the classroom teaching of writing to include teacher research, second-language writing, rhetoric, home and community literacy, workplace literacy, and histories of writing. Each chapter is written by an expert in the area reviewed and covers both conventional written composition and multimodal forms of composition, including drawing, digital forms, and other relevant media. Research on Composition is an invaluable road map of composition research for the next decade, and required reading for anyone teaching or writing about composition today.

The SAGE Handbook of Writing Development

INTRODUCTION Second language writing is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry
that draws on and contributes to various ... The growing presence of second
language writers has also been noted in composition classrooms and courses in
 ...

Author: Roger Beard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781848600386

Category: Education

Page: 616

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Writing development is currently the focus of substantial international debate because it is the aspect of literacy education that has been least responsive to central government and state reforms. Teaching approaches in writing have been slower to change than those in teaching reading and pupil attainment in writing has increased at a much more modest rate than pupil attainment in reading. This handbook critically examines research and theoretical issues that impact on writing development from the early years through to adulthood. It provides those researching or teaching literacy with one of the most academically authoritative and comprehensive works in the field. With expert contributors from across the world, the book represents a detailed and valuable overview of a complex area of study.

Controversies in Second Language Writing

This book will assist teachers in making informed decisions about teaching writing in the ESL classroom.

Author: Christine Pearson Casanave

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

ISBN: UOM:39015058086086

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 245

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Controversies in Second Language Writing is not a how-to book, but one that focuses on how teachers in L2 writing can be helped to make reasoned decisions by understanding some of the key issues and conflicting opinions about L2 writing research and pedagogy. This book will assist teachers in making informed decisions about teaching writing in the ESL classroom. To counteract some of the debates, Casanave explores the different sides of the arguments and provides examples of how other teachers have dealt with these issues. The book presents novice and seasoned teachers with thought-provoking issues and questions to consider when determining and reflecting on their own teaching strategies and criteria. Topics discussed include: contrastive rhetoric product vs. process fluency and accuracy assessment of student work audience plagiarism politics and ideology.

Connecting Speaking Writing in Second Language Writing Instruction

The importance of teaching reading and writing together has been established; now, we have a compelling argument for rethinking and reclaiming the speaking and writing connection.

Author: Robert Weissberg

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

ISBN: UOM:39015079156496

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 171

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The importance of teaching reading and writing together has been established; now, we have a compelling argument for rethinking and reclaiming the speaking and writing connection.

Genre and Second Language Writing

Like the other texts in the popular Michigan Series on Teaching Multilingual Writers, this book will interest ESL teachers in training, teacher educators, current ESL instructors, and researchers and scholars in the area of ESL writing.

Author: Ken Hyland

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472030149

Category: Education

Page: 244

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Second language students not only need strategies for drafting and revising to write effectively, but also a clear understanding of genre so that they can appropriately structure their writing for various contexts. Over that last decade, increasing attention has been paid to the notion of genre and its central place in language teaching and learning. Genre and Second Language Writing enters into this important debate, providing an accessible introduction to current theory and research in the area of written genres-and applying these understandings to the practical concerns of today's EFL/ESL classroom. Each chapter includes discussion and review questions and small-scale practical research activities. Like the other texts in the popular Michigan Series on Teaching Multilingual Writers, this book will interest ESL teachers in training, teacher educators, current ESL instructors, and researchers and scholars in the area of ESL writing.

Landmark Essays on ESL Writing

Reciprocal Themes in ESL Reading and Writing by Ilona Leki Reading, like
writing, begins in confusion, anxiety and ... in the composition classroom: Second
language perspectives, Leki, 1., Reciprocal themes in ESL reading and writing, ...

Author: Tony Silva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136692598

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

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In recent years, the number of nonnative speakers of English in colleges and universities in North America has increased dramatically. As a result, more and more writing teachers have found themselves working with these English as a Second Language (ESL) students in writing classes that are designed primarily with monolingual, native-English-speaking students in mind. Since the majority of institutions require these students to enroll in writing courses at all levels, it is becoming increasingly important for all writing teachers to be aware of the presence and special linguistic and cultural needs of ESL writers. This increase in the ESL population has, over the last 40 years, been paralleled by a similar growth in research on ESL writing and writing instruction--research that writing teachers need to be familiar with in order to work effectively with ESL writers in writing classrooms of all levels and types. Until recently, however, this body of knowledge has not been very accessible to writing teachers and researchers who do not specialize in second language research and instruction. This volume is an attempt to remedy this problem by providing a sense of how ESL writing scholarship has evolved over the last four decades. It brings together 15 articles that address various issues in second language writing in general and ESL writing in particular. In selecting articles for inclusion, the editors tried to take a principled approach. The articles included in this volume have been chosen from a large database of publications in second language writing. The editors looked for works that mirrored the state of the art when they were published and made a conscious effort to represent a wide variety of perspectives, contributions, and issues in the field. To provide a sense of the evolution of the field, this collection is arranged in chronological order.

On Second Language Writing

Her books include Understanding ESL Writers : A Guide for teachers , Academic
English , and Reading in the Composition Classroom ( with Joan Carson ) . She
is co - editor ( with Tony Silva ) of the Journal of Second Language Writing .

Author: Tony J. Silva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UOM:39015049663803

Category: Rhetoric

Page: 241

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Brings together internationally recognized experts in a collection of original articles that present various issues in second-language writing, theory, research, and instruction.