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L2 Writing in Secondary Classrooms

Student Experiences, Academic Issues, and Teacher Education, 1st Edition

Edited by Luciana C. de Oliveira, Tony Silva


200 pages

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Second language writers and the teaching of writing at the secondary level have received little attention compared with other skills such as reading. Addressing this gap, this volume uniquely looks at both adolescent L2 writing and the preparation of secondary teachers to work with this population of students. Part I, on adolescent L2 writers, includes case studies looking at their literacy identities, their trajectories in mainstream content area classes, and their transition from high school to college. Part II looks at academic issues. The focus in Part III is L2 writing teacher education. Taking a theoretically eclectic approach that can support a variety of pedagogies, this book contributes significantly to understanding adolescent second language writers and to educating teachers to address these students’ specific needs.


"This book both increases the reader's understanding of the complexity of factors impacting adolescent second- language writers, and provides a guide to educating teachers to address these students' specific needs. Summing Up: Recommended."- I.Rosenthal, The College of St. Rose, for CHOICE, Novermber 2013.

"This collection is a valuable contribution to the understudied area of L2 adolescent writers.By bringing together interesting work from established and emerging scholars, the editors provide a volume that joins the 2011 JSLW special issue focused on adolescent writers in establishing a conversation in this under-researched area." - Todd Ruecker, University of New Mexico, Journal of Second Language Writing

Table of Contents

1. On the Radar Screen and the Need to Focus on L2 Writing in Secondary ClassroomsLuciana C. de Oliveira and Tony Silva Part I: Student Experiences: Case Studies 2. "She Doesn’t Know Who I Am": The Case of a Refugee L2 Writer in a High School English Language Arts Classroom Christina Ortmeier-Hooper 3. Adolescent Writers and Academic Trajectories: Situating L2 Writing in the Content Areas Kerry Anne Enright 4. "Doing Like Almost Everything Wrong": An Adolescent Multilingual Writer's Transition from High School to College, Amanda Kibler Part II: Academic Issues 5. Preparing English Language Learners for Argumentative WritingAlan Hirvela 6.The Role of Social Relationships in the Writing Development of Multilingual Adolescents Jennifer Shade Wilson 7.Emerging Literacies in Digital Media and L2 Secondary Writing Melissa Niiya, Mark Warschauer, and Binbin Zheng Part III: Teacher Education 8. Focus on Pre-service Preparation for ESL Writing: K-12 Teacher Perspectives Ditlev Larsen 9.ESOL Teachers as Writing Teachers: From the Voice of Pre-Service Teachers Youngjoo Yi 10. Responsive Teacher Inquiry for Learning about Adolescent English Learners as Developing Writers Steven Z. Athanases, Lisa H. Bennett, and Juliet Michelsen Wahleithner 11. Understanding how Preservice Teachers Develop a Working Knowledge of L2 writing: Toward a Socioculturally-Oriented Postmethod Pedagogy Lisya Seloni

About the Editors

Luciana C. de Oliveira is Associate Professor and Director, ELL Licensure Program, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Purdue University, USA

Tony Silva is Professor and Director of the ESL Writing Program, Department of English, Purdue University, USA.

About the Series

ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

This series provides essential texts on teaching English as a second language and applied linguistics. It includes authored and edited volumes to be used as primary or supplementary texts in graduate-level and teacher training courses to enhance students’ and practicing teachers’ professional qualifications and knowledge. Each text is designed to promote the current and growing body of knowledge in applied linguistics and second language teaching, including advances in teacher education and the study of language.

Specifically, the series includes, but is not limited to, current uses of applied linguistics research in teaching a variety of second language skills, such as reading, writing, speaking and listening; materials and curriculum design; literacy; English for academic purposes; and research methods.

The texts also deal with broad domains of professional preparation related to socio-cultural perspectives and current issues/topics in teaching and learning a second language.

Books in the series benefit not only students, but experienced teachers, curriculum developers, teacher trainers, program administrators, and other second and foreign language professionals seeking to advance and update their knowledge and expertise.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Bilingual Education
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / English as a Second Language
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing