This is a tough question for every writing teacher I know, even experienced ELL teachers. We all need every resource we can get, just like we need to develop our skills for culturally relevant teaching. You can take a look at how my E402 students are figuring it our here on our class forum, where they’re writing two P / W / F entries a week, and on our class Google Doc, where we’re keeping a running record of the patterns in our class thinking in this regard.
You’re also invited to participate in this ongoing discussion between my and Danielle Filipiak’s students on Digital Is.
There’s some good stuff happening out there.