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Writing with Adult English Language Learners:

Information, Materials, and Resources

Power Point Slides ……………………………


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Sample Language Experience Approach


Essay. 9

Literature and Theory


 “The Assumptions We Make:
How Learners and Teachers
Understand Writing” by Mary
Russell ………………10
 “ESL Literacy: Live by the Form,
Die by the Form” by H. Spruce
Wrigley……16

Writing Exercises for One-on-One


Tutoring
Dialogue Journal Writing …………
…... 20
Non-Stop Free Writing ……………….
21
Why I Am Here ………..……………...
22
Language Experience Stories ………
…. 24
Oral History …………………………..
26
Community Publishing ……………
…... 27

Writing Templates …………………………...


28
The Six Sequence Film Reel ………
…... 29
The 5Ws and How Map ....…………
…. 30
The Eleven Sentence Paragraph
...……... 31
Three Paragraph Composition …..…
…. 32
The Expository Essay ………………
….. 35
Essay Writing Templates ..…………
…... 40
Describe an Influential Person
….............. 40
Discuss an Important Hobby or
Activity 41
Discuss an Issue of Importance ……
…... 42

Editing Checklists …………………………


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Resource List ………………………………


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Resource List

Cape Fear Literacy Council.


http://www.cfliteracy.org/tutor_resources.asp

Coberly, Lenore McComas, Jeri McCormick, and Karen Updike. Writers


Have No Age: Creative Writing for Older Adults 2nd edition.
Haworth Press, 2005.

Ellsworth, Blanche and John A. Higgins. English Simplified Revised


Edition. New York: Pearson Education, 2006.

Ford, Claire Maria. 101 Bright Ideas: ESL Activities for All Ages. New
York: Addison-Wesley, 1996.

Harvey, William. Ingles Para Latinos: Primer Nivel Revised Edition.


Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., 2003.
------. Ingles Para Latinos: Segundo Nivel. Barron’s Educational Series,
Inc., 1999.

Kazemek, Francis E. Exploring Our Lives: A Writing Handbook for


Senior Adults. Santa Monica, CA: Santa Monica Press, 2002.

Krawiec, Richard. An Invitation to Write. Voices Comminity Press,


1995.

Maxwell, Rhoda J. Writing Our Lives. Longman, 1999.

Schneider, Pat and Peter Elbow. Writing Alone and With Others. New
York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Sizoo, Bob. Teaching Powerful Writing: 25 Short Read-Aloud Stories


With Lessons that Motivate Students to Use Literacy Elements in
Their Writing. New York: Scholastic Books, 2001.

Staton, Joyce and Joy Kreeft Peyton. Writing Our Lives: Reflections on
Dialogue Journal Writing with Adults Learning English.
Washington, D.C. and McHenry, IL: Center for Applied Linguistics
and Delta Systems, Inc, 1996.

Stern, Hilary. “Teaching the Writing Process Under the Most Difficult
Circumstances.” Brown University Swearer Center. Available on-
line:
http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Swearer_Center/Literacy_Res
ources/TESOL. hilary.html.

Swick, Ed. Writing Better English: An ESL Workbook. New York:


McGraw Hill Company, 2004.