Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Writing, Reading and ESL Students

Question: What is one method for students to use in responding to what they read?

Answer: “Students should be encouraged to write about what they read, keeping a log or journal in which to take notes and respond to what they find most interesting and informative.” P. 144.

Comment: Students should include questions about what they do not understand. Almost all of these techniques for ESL students are excellent techniques for native speakers of English. RayS.

Title: “Comprehending through Reading and Writing: Six Research-Based Instructional Strategies.” N Farnan, J Flood and D Lapp. Pp. 135-137. In Kids Come in All Languages: Reading Instruction for ESL Students. Eds. K Spangensberg-Urgschat and R Pritchard. Newark, DE: IRA. 1994, 108-131.

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