What makes an effective piece of writing? Good writers plan and revise, rearrange and delete text, re-reading and producing multiple...

Students often write in their English classes, following a specific genre in order to do so: the informal email; a job application...

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

Some time ago, I wrote an article about different ways responding to your students' written work. This present article builds on those...

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

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

Writing, like all other aspects of language, is communicative. Think about what we write in real life. We write e-mails, lists, notes,...

Writing, unlike speaking, is not an ability we acquire naturally, even in our first language - it has to be taught. Unless L2 learners...

There are several ways to approach writing in the classroom. It should be said at the beginning that there is not necessarily any '...

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...

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

This article looks at creative writing and answers a number of questions about the benefits of incorporating a focus on creative writing...

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...

Approaches to process writing - writing article
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What makes an effective piece of writing? Good writers plan and revise, rearrange and delete text, re-reading and producing multiple...

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Students often write in their English classes, following a specific genre in order to do so: the informal email; a job application...

Creative writing for language learners (and teachers) - writing article - guest writers
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Creative writing normally refers to the production of texts which have an aesthetic rather than a purely informative, instrumental or...

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Some time ago, I wrote an article about different ways responding to your students' written work. This present article builds on those...

How to approach discursive writing - writing article
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Since writing is primarily about organising information and communicating meaning, generating ideas is clearly going to be a crucial...

Learner diaries - writing article
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When teaching large classes of students year after year it can become very difficult to see each student as an individual with...

Making writing communicative - writing article
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Writing, like all other aspects of language, is communicative. Think about what we write in real life. We write e-mails, lists, notes,...

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Writing, unlike speaking, is not an ability we acquire naturally, even in our first language - it has to be taught. Unless L2 learners...

Product and process writing: A comparison - writing article
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There are several ways to approach writing in the classroom. It should be said at the beginning that there is not necessarily any 'right...

Responding to content - writing article
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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...

Using mind maps to develop writing - writing article
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Mind maps can be used for a multitude of purposes. This article outlines how they can effectively be used to help support and develop...

Write on! - Creative writing as language practice - writing article
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This article looks at creative writing and answers a number of questions about the benefits of incorporating a focus on creative writing...

Writing and elementary learners - writing article
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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...

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Students often write in their English classes, following a specific genre in order to do so: the informal email; a job application...

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Writing, unlike speaking, is not an ability we acquire naturally, even in our first language - it has to be taught. Unless L2 learners...

Creative writing for language learners (and teachers) - writing article - guest writers
22

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

Making writing communicative - writing article
11

Writing, like all other aspects of language, is communicative. Think about what we write in real life. We write e-mails, lists, notes,...

0

Some time ago, I wrote an article about different ways responding to your students' written work. This present article builds on those...

Using mind maps to develop writing - writing article
4

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

Writing and elementary learners - writing article
3

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...

Responding to content - writing article
5

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
7

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

How to approach discursive writing - writing article
1

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

Product and process writing: A comparison - writing article
2

There are several ways to approach writing in the classroom. It should be said at the beginning that there is not necessarily any 'right...

Approaches to process writing - writing article
12

What makes an effective piece of writing? Good writers plan and revise, rearrange and delete text, re-reading and producing multiple...

Write on! - Creative writing as language practice - writing article
0

This article looks at creative writing and answers a number of questions about the benefits of incorporating a focus on creative writing...

  • 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 writingSome key points to considerStudents responding to each other's writing in generalSpecific activities to get the students involved in each other's writingConclusion How my students...
  •   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 classAuthentic writingCharacteristics of a good writing activityThree writing...
  •   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...