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Preparing English Language Learners for Academic Writing: A Functional Linguistic Approach
Georgia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Annual Conference (GATESOL)
  • Jinrong Li, Georgia Southern University
  • Alisa Leckie, Georgia Southern University
Document Type
Presentation
Publication Date
10-19-2017
Abstract

In this presentation, we share a unit of lesson plans for teaching academic writing to middle school English language learners. Based on functional perspectives of language development and social practice theory, we illustrate how game-based activities can be structured to help ELLs move from less-literacy demanding, context-rich tasks to more literacy demanding, de-contextualized tasks in order to assist their development of academic vocabulary and understanding of theoretical concepts in writing such as audience and purposes. Implications for classroom structure and scaffolding for ELLs are discussed and demonstrated.

Location
Macon, GA
Citation Information
Jinrong Li and Alisa Leckie. "Preparing English Language Learners for Academic Writing: A Functional Linguistic Approach" Georgia Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Annual Conference (GATESOL) (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jinrong-li/10/