Writing across Culture and Language: Inclusive Strategies for Working with ELL Writers in the ELA Classroom



  • In Writing across Culture and Language, Christina Ortmeier-Hooper challenges deficit models of ELL and multilingual writers and offers techniques to help teachers identify their students' strengths and develop inclusive research-based writing practices that are helpful to all students. Her approach, aligned with specific writing instruction recommendations outlined in the NCTE Position Paper on the Role of English Teachers in Educating English Language Learners (ELLs), connects theory to classroom application, with a focus on writing instruction, response, and assessment for ELL and multilingual students. Through rich examples of these writers and their writing practices, along with "best practices" input from classroom teachers, this book provides accessible explanations of second language writing theory and pedagogy in teacher-friendly language, concrete suggestions for the classroom, guiding questions to support discussion, and an annotated list of resources.
  • Publication Date

  • November 6, 2017
  • International Standard Book Number (isbn) 10

  • 0814158536
  • International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 978-0814158531
  • Start Page

  • 1
  • End Page

  • 155