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I teach secondary level ESL and I would appreciate any input on teaching writing.

Jul 22, 2014 5:08am

  • English Language Arts
  • 9-12
  • English Language Learners


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    • Jul 25, 2014 12:16pm

      Six Traits of Writing and Jane Schaffer the one-chunk paragraph

      • Jul 27, 2014 4:55am


        If you have the ability to adopt curriculum, our district uses the National Geographic ESL program - REACH, K-12, INSIDE, 5-8, and EDGE, 9-12. It focuses on writing in the content areas and we've had huge success.

        You can get more information here:


        • Aug 11, 2014 3:14pm

          Thank you for your suggestions. I have been using a writing practice and preparation text and provide mini-grammar lessons. I agree that vocabulary study is also essential, so I am thinking I will do this every day as a warm-up that addresses meaning, usage, etc. I attended an in-service workshop that was given by Jeff Anderson. He suggests using literature excerpts that provide models for students to imitate.