When we write in ‘real life’, what kind of process do we follow? We usually need to think first, write a rough draft, review, amend ... and then produce a finished piece.  

How about if we followed this natural process in the classroom? What results would we see in the written texts our learners produce?

This video shows a process writing class in action, demonstrating how the natural process of formulating a text can be followed in the classroom and integrated with other skills. This example shows how the ‘process’ approach gives learners of all ages the tools to produce successful written work at curriculum and exam level, as well as a motivating and rewarding learning experience.

Part 1 shows all the key stages of a process writing lesson in action.

Part 2 examines the students’ reaction to the lesson, focusing on learning points and goals.

Procedure:

Download the session notes below the videos. The notes contain discussion, video-viewing and reflection tasks. Follow the tasks by going through the video in sequence. The video and session notes are designed as self-study resources to be worked through together. Techniques are transferable to other classes in other contexts.

Video titles:

Part 1: A process writing lesson

Part 2: Lesson feedback: learning points and goals

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