3.9375

Class journals

Students often write in their English classes, following a specific genre in order to do so: the informal email; a job application letter, etc. Of course, it is important that they learn this kind of writing (which is usually essential for exam success), but it doesn’t always encourage them to write for the sake of writing, and to get used to writing in a more relaxed and creative way.

3.920635

Planning a writing lesson

Writing, unlike speaking, is not an ability we acquire naturally, even in our first language - it has to be taught. Unless L2 learners are explicitly taught how to write in the new language, their writing skills are likely to get left behind as their speaking progresses.

Creative writing for language learners (and teachers) - writing article - guest writers
4.09756

Creative writing for language learners (and teachers)

Creative writing normally refers to the production of texts which have an aesthetic rather than a purely informative, instrumental or pragmatic purpose.

Making writing communicative - writing article
3.789475

Making writing communicative

Writing, like all other aspects of language, is communicative. Think about what we write in real life. We write e-mails, lists, notes, covering letters, reports, curriculums, assignments, essays perhaps if we study.

3.875

Encouraging peer response

Some time ago, I wrote an article about different ways responding to your students' written work. This present article builds on those ideas and gives suggestions for how students can respond to each other's writings.

Using mind maps to develop writing - writing article
3.8

Using mind maps to develop writing

Mind maps can be used for a multitude of purposes. This article outlines how they can effectively be used to help support and develop students' writing skills.

Writing and elementary learners - writing article
4.03077

Writing and elementary learners

This article is about bringing some energy and excitement to the process of writing in the classroom. It's about how to create a writing environment that is 'authentic' and purposeful.

Responding to content - writing article
4.105265

Responding to content

This article explores how you can encourage your students to focus on content in their writing and gives ideas for how to respond to it.

Learner diaries - writing article
3.969695

Learner diaries

When teaching large classes of students year after year it can become very difficult to see each student as an individual with individual needs and abilities.

How to approach discursive writing - writing article
3.36923

How to approach discursive writing

Since writing is primarily about organising information and communicating meaning, generating ideas is clearly going to be a crucial part of the writing process.

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How to approach discursive writing - writing article
3.36923

How to approach discursive writing

Since writing is primarily about organising information and communicating meaning, generating ideas is clearly going to be a crucial part of the writing process.

Making writing communicative - writing article
3.789475

Making writing communicative

Writing, like all other aspects of language, is communicative. Think about what we write in real life. We write e-mails, lists, notes, covering letters, reports, curriculums, assignments, essays perhaps if we study.

Using mind maps to develop writing - writing article
3.8

Using mind maps to develop writing

Mind maps can be used for a multitude of purposes. This article outlines how they can effectively be used to help support and develop students' writing skills.

3.875

Encouraging peer response

Some time ago, I wrote an article about different ways responding to your students' written work. This present article builds on those ideas and gives suggestions for how students can respond to each other's writings.

Approaches to process writing - writing article
3.911395

Approaches to process writing

What makes an effective piece of writing? Good writers plan and revise, rearrange and delete text, re-reading and producing multiple drafts before they produce their finished document. This is what a process writing approach is about.

3.920635

Planning a writing lesson

Writing, unlike speaking, is not an ability we acquire naturally, even in our first language - it has to be taught. Unless L2 learners are explicitly taught how to write in the new language, their writing skills are likely to get left behind as their speaking progresses.

3.9375

Class journals

Students often write in their English classes, following a specific genre in order to do so: the informal email; a job application letter, etc. Of course, it is important that they learn this kind of writing (which is usually essential for exam success), but it doesn’t always encourage them to write for the sake of writing, and to get used to writing in a more relaxed and creative way.

Learner diaries - writing article
3.969695

Learner diaries

When teaching large classes of students year after year it can become very difficult to see each student as an individual with individual needs and abilities.

Pages

Approaches to process writing - writing article
3.911395

Approaches to process writing

What makes an effective piece of writing? Good writers plan and revise, rearrange and delete text, re-reading and producing multiple drafts before they produce their finished document. This is what a process writing approach is about.

3.9375

Class journals

Students often write in their English classes, following a specific genre in order to do so: the informal email; a job application letter, etc. Of course, it is important that they learn this kind of writing (which is usually essential for exam success), but it doesn’t always encourage them to write for the sake of writing, and to get used to writing in a more relaxed and creative way.

Creative writing for language learners (and teachers) - writing article - guest writers
4.09756

Creative writing for language learners (and teachers)

Creative writing normally refers to the production of texts which have an aesthetic rather than a purely informative, instrumental or pragmatic purpose.

3.875

Encouraging peer response

Some time ago, I wrote an article about different ways responding to your students' written work. This present article builds on those ideas and gives suggestions for how students can respond to each other's writings.

How to approach discursive writing - writing article
3.36923

How to approach discursive writing

Since writing is primarily about organising information and communicating meaning, generating ideas is clearly going to be a crucial part of the writing process.

Learner diaries - writing article
3.969695

Learner diaries

When teaching large classes of students year after year it can become very difficult to see each student as an individual with individual needs and abilities.

Making writing communicative - writing article
3.789475

Making writing communicative

Writing, like all other aspects of language, is communicative. Think about what we write in real life. We write e-mails, lists, notes, covering letters, reports, curriculums, assignments, essays perhaps if we study.

3.920635

Planning a writing lesson

Writing, unlike speaking, is not an ability we acquire naturally, even in our first language - it has to be taught. Unless L2 learners are explicitly taught how to write in the new language, their writing skills are likely to get left behind as their speaking progresses.

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