Teaching Younger Learners Teaching Children Practice-Oriented Long Workshop

A Genre-based Approach to Writing Instruction for Multilingual Learners

Sun, Nov 14, 11:25-12:25 Asia/Tokyo

Location: Room 05

This workshop presents a genre-based approach to writing instruction for multilingual learners, drawing on work in systemic-functional linguistics. This approach emphasizes an apprenticeship model – the teaching and learning cycle - based on detailed reading, deconstruction, joint construction, and independent construction. Using examples from elementary classrooms, the presenter highlights some challenges a genre approach can address and shows how teachers can assist second language writers in the context of the classroom.