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Writing Instruction for ESL Students - Chapter Summary
In these helpful lessons, you'll review writing instruction for ESL students. When working through this chapter, topics include the ways language influences ELL students' writing skills and accommodations that can be made for English language learners in writing. After completing this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Use teaching strategies and writing exercises with ESL students
- Teach essay writing and paragraph structure to English language learners
- Help your ESL students understand expository and narrative writing
- Develop your ESL students' spelling skills
- Overcome common spelling challenges ESL students face
- Improve your students' English grammar
- Use writing assessments to gauge your ESL students' progress
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1. How Language Influences Writing for ELL Students
Do you ever wonder how your English Language Learners (ELLs) are using their first language when they write? This lesson explores the ways in which first language influences writing in English and how you can use it as an advantage.
2. Accommodations for ELL Students in Writing
In this lesson, teachers will learn about some specific accommodations that they can provide for English Language Learner (ELL) students in their classroom. These accommodations will help ELL students acquire the necessary language skills to successfully produce written work in English.
3. ESL Writing Exercises & Teaching Strategies
Writing is an integral part of learning English as a second language; therefore, ESL students must have practice developing writing skills in the classroom. This lesson will provide exercises and strategies for teaching writing to your ESL students.
4. How to Teach Essay Writing to ESL Students
The purpose of this lesson is to provide guidance on how to teach English language learners to write an essay. In addition, review some tips on ways to help learners generate ideas and include elements to make essays stronger.
5. Teaching Paragraph Structure to ESL Students
The purpose of this lesson is to share strategies to help English language learners create strong paragraphs. We'll also discuss some tips to help guide the paragraph writing process.
6. Teaching ELL Students Expository Writing
Since writing is an active skill, your ELL students may view it as a huge challenge. This lesson gives you some ideas to introduce and promote expository writing skills among your students.
7. Teaching ELL Students Narrative Writing
While sometimes overlooked, narrative writing can be a valuable academic tool in an ELL classroom. This lesson outlines how teachers can use narrative writing to enhance and improve ELL writing skills and understanding.
8. ESL Spelling Development
In this lesson, teachers will learn strategies for helping English as a Second Language (ESL) students develop spelling skills. These strategies can be adapted for a variety of age and grade levels.
9. Common ESL Spelling Challenges
Learning to speak, listen, read, and write in English can certainly be a challenge. This lesson addresses some of the specific spelling challenges often facing English language learners.
10. How to Improve English Grammar
Grammar is a tool you can use to improve your communication skills in English. This lesson gives you a few tips that can help you take your spoken and written English to a higher level.
11. ESL Writing Assessments
This lesson addresses ways in which ESL teachers can assess writing from students of varying ages and English levels. It examines how mechanics, organization, and style all play a role in developing effective writing skills.
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Other chapters within the MTEL English as a Second Language (54): Practice & Study Guide course
- The Foundation of Language
- Principles of Language Acquisition & Development for ESL
- Influences on Language Development for ESL Students
- Instructional Approaches in ESL for Massachusetts Teachers
- Diversity in ESL Students
- Oral Language Instruction for ESL Students
- Reading Development & Skills
- Reading Instruction for ESL Students
- Content Area Learning for ESL Students
- Assessments for ESL Students
- Timed Essay Writing
- MTEL English as a Second Language Flashcards