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ESL Students’ Writing in English – Part 2

by Kendall Schuldt One Student’s Writing Journey One high school student who entered the U.S. recently had no background in English and hadn’t been in school for over two years. I found as she adjusted to her new setting in the U.S., she felt pressured to use English. She insisted she write only in English for my class which resulted ... Read More »

ESL Students’ Writing in English – Part 1

by Kendall Schuldt Throughout the United States, the number of English Language Learners (ELLs) in the public school system is on a sharp incline. As of the 2014-2015 school year, there were 4.6 million ELLs attending public school in the U.S. (National Center for Education Statistics). As these students enter the U.S. school system, it is crucial educators prepare themselves ... Read More »

Resources for Teaching Citations to ELLs

by Lindsey Jackson Plagiarism is something that language learners often struggle with, especially when they come from countries where taking others’ words or ideas is actually considered a compliment (see McCool, 2009, for a more thorough explanation of culture’s influence on writing). Language learners often voice concern about plagiarism. They may be able to verbally explain what it is. However, ... Read More »