Drawing on more than fifteen years’ experience teaching English language learners, Marilyn Pryle has designed and classroom-tested these ten writing assignments that support the particular needs of ELLs. Each assignment includes whole-class lessons to introduce the topic and teach about genre; leveled mini-lessons that address students’ needs at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced language-proficiency levels; reproducible prewriting activities; and a rubric. Filled with scaffolding ideas, conferring tips, student work, and more, this resource gives teachers the tools to help their English Language Learners develop effective writing skills.
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About the Author
Marilyn Pryle has taught writing, English literature and ESL for over sixteen. She has lived and taught in Philadelphia, Scranton, and Boston, and began her career in Kathmandu, Nepal, as a Jesuit International Volunteer. In Boston, Marilyn created and taught a full-time eighth-grade writing workshop; this experience served as the springboard for both Teaching Students to Write Effective Essays and Purposeful Conferences, Powerful Writing. Marilyn has also published poems and essays. She currently lives in Clarks Green, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Tim, and sons, Gavin and Tiernan.