Engaging Students in Academic Literacies

Engaging Students in Academic Literacies

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The Common Core State Standards require schools to include writing in a variety of genres across the disciplines. Engaging Students in Academic Literacies provides specific information to plan and carry out genre-based writing instruction in English for K-5 students within various content areas. Informed by systemic functional linguisticsa€”a theory of language IN USE in particular ways for particular audiences and social purposesa€”it guides teachers in developing studentsa€™ ability to construct texts using structural and linguistic features of the written language. This approach to teaching writing and academic language is effective in addressing the persistent achievement gap between ELLs and qmainstreamq students, especially in the context of current reforms in the U.S. Transforming systemic functional linguistics and genre theory into concrete classroom tools for designing, implementing, and reflecting on instruction and providing essential scaffolding for teachers to build their own knowledge of its essential elements applied to teaching, the text includes strategies for apprenticing students to writing in all genres, features of elementary studentsa€™ writing, and examples of practice.Fourth graders writing persuasive pieces struggled to state convincing evidence ( BermAodez aamp; Prater, 1994). By 6th grade, students showed the ability to make appropriate changes in the content and language of persuasive pieces when writing to different audiences. ... Lessons To Teach the Stages ofArguments Before beginning these lessons, it is to be assumed that students will have prac- ticed theanbsp;...

Title:Engaging Students in Academic Literacies
Author:María Estela Brisk
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-07-25


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