Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Topic: Reading as Models for Writing

10-second review: Three purposes for reading in class, including models for writing.

Title: “Long-Term English Learners Writing Their Stories.” LL Jacobs. English Journal (July 2008), 87-91. A publication of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Summary/Quote: “During the school year, the English for Academic Success class read a variety of texts, some intended to provoke authentic discussion, others to model styles of writing, and still others to consider the values of a variety of cultures.” p. 88.

Comment: One factor to consider when choosing a work to be read in class is how it will be used. You might at times use the text for all three of these purposes: for discussion, to understand other cultures and as a model for students to apply in writing. RayS.

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