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  • The aim of this lesson plan is to introduce the writing journal into the class, as a different kind of class writing activity, which can become an additional tool in order to help students develop their writing skills.What is a journal?Let me first...
  • But teaching writing is not just about grammar, spelling, or the mechanics of the Roman alphabet. Learners also need to be aware of and use the conventions of the genre in the new language. What is genre? Stages of a writing lesson Generating ideas...
  • Most often, such texts take the form of poems or stories, though they are not confined to these genres. (Letters, journal entries, blogs, essays, travelogues, etc. can also be more or less creative.) In fact, the line between creative writing (CW)...
  • Some of us write articles or work on blogs, forums and websites. A few write stories and poems - but very few. All of these writing tasks have a communicative purpose and a target audience. In the English language classroom, however, writing often...
  •   How my students benefit from responding to each other's writing Some key points to consider Students responding to each other's writing in general Specific activities to get the students involved in each other's writing Conclusion   How my...
  •   A mind map is ... The advantages of mind maps How to make mind maps with your students Choosing a topic Note making Feedback Organising mind maps Writing Continuation   A mind map is ... A mind map, or spidergram, is a strategy for making notes...
  • It's about leaving in the communicative element of writing. In other words, it's about how to get our elementary students motivated to write. Writing in class Authentic writing Characteristics of a good writing activity Three writing activities...
  •   Why we write Who we write for How I respond to my students' writing Talking to students about their writing Conclusion   Why we write Think about everything you have written today. Each time you wrote something there was an 'audience' in mind and...
  • Learner diaries are one method I have used to try to overcome this and to develop a 'one-to-one' relationship even with large classes of students.
  • Getting started, as much for people writing in their own language as for those writing in a foreign language, is one of the most difficult and inhibiting phases of the writing process. Idea generating is therefore key in facilitating the transition...
  • The best practice in any situation will depend on the type of student, the text type being studied, the school system and many other factors. Thus, this article cannot prescribe a system for the teaching of writing that is optimal for all teaching...
  • What is process writing? Why should teachers be interested in a process approach to writing? The changing roles of teacher and students What stages are there in a process approach to writing? Classroom activities The importance of feedback Writing...
  • What are the benefits of creative writing in the language classroom? For language learners in general For students of literature How can creative writing work? Starting up Writing Presenting and feedback What can we write? What comes...