Digital Writing for English Language learners looks at practical ways educators can implement the use of technology in their English and Language Arts classroom for English Language Learners. The book provides a variety of classroom activities and assignments that can be completed with English Language Learners using social media and other digital writing tools. The … Continue reading Book: Digital Writing for English Language Learners
This post was originally published on The Writing Project. Introduce your Subject: If you are discussing a story, textbook, article, or a person, you need to introduce and mention the name of the subject and source. For example, "In the book, 'Of Mice and Men' the theme of loneliness is prominent to our understanding of … Continue reading Writing Tips
This post was originally published on The Writing Project. When we hear the word “literacy” immediately some of the things that come to mind are: books, reading, writing, libraries, and maybe even magazines, newspapers. But we all know that’s not what encompasses literacy. Literacy moves beyond reading and writing. It includes the process of deciphering … Continue reading Literacy Beyond Reading & Writing
Blogging in the beginning was a reflective tool, one to share thoughts and ideas while teaching, outside the classroom, or in a conversation. Many see blogging in this way, as a self-reflective tool. Instinctually, blogging is a self-centred act. It usually centres around the self and attempts to amplify the voice of the writer. Here's … Continue reading Blogging as a self-reflective tool is overrated!
Blogging to me is an art form, it cannot be prescribed. There is no right or wrong formula when it comes to blogging, and that is the first step that a beginner blogger should realize to maintain its aesthetic feel of authenticity, subjectivity, and stream of consciousness. However, there are a few things that I … Continue reading Blogging Tips 101: A beginner’s guide
My latest post is on Teaching Tolerance. Last year, I took a big risk by including blogging as part of the curriculum for my first-year college English course. Around half of my students were English language learners (ELLs), and I wasn’t sure that they would be comfortable with this medium. (Read about blogging in my … Continue reading Empowering English Language Learners with Digital Stories
Here's my debut for Teaching Tolerance: Blogging and the Immigrant Experience. When I teach my adult English language learners, I often tell them my story of arriving to Canada and learning a new language at the age of 11. They feel very inspired and motivated that one day they will be able to communicate easily … Continue reading Blogging and the Immigrant Experience
This post was originally published on Edutopia: Blogging is a very powerful tool in and of itself. Whether it's a personal or professional blog, blogging has the power to unleash learning, reflection, and communication. Even more, a blog can help spread your words and ideas to a wider audience and, as a result, a wider … Continue reading Blogging for English Language Learners