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Second Language Writing in Elementary Classrooms

Instructional Issues, Content-area Writing and Teacher Education

Editors: de Oliveira, Luciana C., Silva, Tony (Eds.)

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Second Language Writing in Elementary Classrooms focuses on L2 writing in elementary classrooms. It features chapters that highlight research in elementary classrooms focused on the writing development of multilingual children, and research in teacher education to prepare elementary teachers to teach L2 writing and address L2 writers' needs.

About the authors

Luciana C. de Oliveira is Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami, Florida. Her research focuses on issues related to teaching English language learners (ELLs) at the K-12 level.

Tony Silva is Professor in the Department of English at Purdue University, where he directs the Graduate Program in Second Language Studies/ESL. His research focuses on second language writing theory, research, and practice.

Reviews

“Writing is one of the most understudied and most important abilities that children need to develop in schools.  For children who are learning English in school contexts, learning to write and write well is absolutely essential for successful schooling.  This book is written for teacher and teacher educator audiences, and it is loaded with great ideas, strategies, and approaches to writing practices that work with English learners.  de Oliveira and Silva present a set of research-based chapters that provide evidence for effective writing practices in academic contexts in which English learners are mixed with students whose home language is English.  In my opinion, this collection of chapters is the most up-to-date scholarship on second language writing in the elementary school.   This is a must read for teachers and teacher educators who want to improve their practices.” (Christian Faltis, Professor of Education, University of California, Davis, USA)

“Dramatic changes in school demographics indicate that, in less than a decade, one in four children entering Kindergarten will speak a language other than English at home. This change in the student population coupled with new sets of standards highlight the need to focus on how emergent bilinguals learn how to write in English and in their first language. This collection of rich chapters showcases how educators can teach writing in meaningful, effective, culturally affirming ways. The book also highlights voids and offers solutions in at least two areas: 1) the insufficient and sporadic writing opportunities for emergent bilinguals, and 2) the lack of systematic research about how second language learners learn how to write. This is a must read for K-6 pre-service and in-service teachers and teacher educators.” (Gisela Ernst-Slavit, Professor, Washington State University, Vancouver, Canada)

“With the increasing number of English learners (ELs) in today’s classrooms, the majority of whom are at the elementary level, all teachers need to draw from an expansive repertoire of research-based strategies to effectively build upon their ELs’ strengths and also meet their unique needs. With this book, de Oliveira and Silva voice the urgent need for educators to recognize that they must focus on teaching writing to ELs in order for their students to succeed. The authors in this edited volume use engaging means to shine a light on relevant research on elementary ELs’ writing, an area of ELs’ language development that has the tendency to develop last and prevent ELs from advancing. I highly recommend this book for those who wish to explore issues and solutions to develop elementary ELs’ writing skills.” (Diane Staehr Fenner, NCATE/CAEP Program Coordinator, TESOL International Association)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Second Language Writing in Elementary Classrooms: An Overview of Issues

    Oliveira, Luciana C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • E-Journaling in Response to Digital Texts

    Brown, Sally

    Pages 13-32

  • The Benefits of Co-teaching in the ESL Classroom

    Neely, Carrie

    Pages 33-46

  • Leveraging Hidden Resources to Navigate Tensions and Challenges in Writing: A Case Study of a Fourth-grade Emergent Bilingual Student

    Wong, Joanna W.

    Pages 47-66

  • Teaching Writing through Genres and Language

    Hodgson-Drysdale, Tracy

    Pages 69-87

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-53098-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $95.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-53097-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Second Language Writing in Elementary Classrooms
Book Subtitle
Instructional Issues, Content-area Writing and Teacher Education
Editors
  • Luciana C. de Oliveira
  • Tony Silva
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53098-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137530981
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53097-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 192
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