Author: Janet Kiddoo
Summary: Bilingual third grade students acted as helpers to first graders in a collaborative writing workshop. The third grade teacher guided her students through a process similar to teacher inquiry–to reflect on their own experiences as writers in order to help the younger writers, to take notes on their experiences as teacher/tutors, and to carefully think through the problems encountered and results obtained in order to improve their practice. This article models three useful practices in a writing context: 1) students as researchers; 2) older students as tutors to younger; and 3) reflective practice in writing and teaching.
Original Date of Publication: Spring 1996
- Resources for Educators of English Language Learners: An Annotated Bibliography
- Creating Intentional Communities to Support English Language Learners in the Classroom
Original Source: National Writing Project, https://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/1217