Using Graphic Organizer to Develop Academic Writing: Guest-Led Discussion with Joy Peyton
Submitted by Susan Finn Miller on October 22, 2018 - 2:38pm
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We are delighted to have Joy Kreeft Peyton with us this week to follow up on the excellent webinar she facilitated this afternoon on Using Graphic Organizers to Develop Academic Writing. This discussion will take place between today and Wednesday afternoon. Welcome, Joy!
Joy's Bio: Dr. Joy Kreeft Peyton is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Applied Linguistics. Her work includes implementing and studying approaches to writing that give learners opportunities to express themselves in environments that facilitate learning and success. She has worked on writing projects overseas and in the United States in K-12 and adult education settings.
To get our discussion started, Joy asked me to share the message below. Please feel free to share your experiences and resources and to pose any questions you may have.
I'm looking forward to a robust discussion on this vital topic this week!
Cheers, Susan Finn Miller
Moderator, English Language Acquisition and Teaching & Learning CoPs
Follow Up Discussion
Using Graphic Organizers to Develop Academic Writing
Joy Kreeft Peyton
Thank you so much, Susan, for giving me this opportunity to discuss with this wonderful community one of my favorite topics, providing support for learners who are engaged in different types of writing.
In this discussion we focus on one type of support, graphic organizers, which can provide a wonderful opportunity to work together and think through a topic, organize our thoughts, get ideas down, and start writing. We talked yesterday, and can talk together here, about ways that graphic organizers can be used with adult learners at different levels of English proficiency, from beginning to advanced.
The PowerPoint slides from yesterday give an overview of the topics summarized here and examples of graphic organizers that can be used with learners at different levels of English proficiency. There is a Reference list at the end of the slides. LINK TO SLIDES FROM WEBINAR
TOPIC 1: The slides start with some questions that you might want to think about. Please share your thoughts with the community.
- What academic and professional writing are the learners in your classes engaged in?
- How do the learners in your classes feel about being and becoming writers of academic and professional texts?
- What supports do you or other individuals or sources provide to help them develop their writing?
- Do the supports that you use promote the types and levels of writing that they need to be able to do?
I look forward to discussing this important topic with you, learning about what you are doing, and interacting about your questions!