Principles and Practices for Response in Second Language Writing

Developing Self-Regulated Learners

By Maureen Snow Andrade, Norman W. Evans

© 2013 – Routledge

240 pages

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About the Book

Based on the assumptions that students expect feedback and want to improve, and that improvement is possible, this book introduces a framework that applies the theory of self-regulated learning to guide second language writing teachers’ response to learners at all stages of the writing process. This approach provides teachers with principles and activities for helping students to take more responsibility for their own learning. By using self-regulated learning strategies, students can increase their independence from the teacher, improve their writing skills, and continue to make progress once the course ends, with or without teacher guidance.

The book focuses on the six dimensions of self-regulated learning —motive, methods of learning, time, physical environment, social environment, and performance. Each chapter offers practical activities and suggestions for implementing the principles and guidelines, including tools and materials that teachers can immediately use.

Reviews

"This volume is a valuable publication offering practical guidelines for language teachers to teach learners to become self-regulated writers. The book nicely blends self-regulated learning (SRL) theory with the process of general language learning, including L2 writing." ? Karim Sadeghi and Sima Khezrlou, Urmia University, Iran, Applied Linguistic Journal

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1 Response to Second Language Writing and Principles of Self- Regulated Learning

Chapter 2 Motive

Chapter 3 Methods of Learning

Chapter 4 Time Factors

Chapter 5 Physical Environment

Chapter 6 Social Environment

Chapter 7 Performance

Chapter 8 Implementing the SRL Approach in the L2 Writing Classroom

Chapter 9 Adapting to Environmental Factors

Appendix

About the Authors

Maureen Snow Andrade is Associate Dean, University College, Utah Valley University, USA.

Norman W. Evans is on the professional faculty in the Department of Linguistics and English Language, Brigham Young 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:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
FOR007000
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / English as a Second Language
LAN010000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Literacy