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"True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own." ï¿½ Nikos Kazantzakis As a recurring experience for several years in language education, effective writing instruction to English as a Second Language (ESL) learners could be probably attained through the constant incorporation of knowledge, language and organization
1. Get the reader's attention The opening few lines are crucial. You must address a concern or problem, engage the reader and open a line of conversation that causes the reader to think. The title must be interesting and provides the reader with a clear idea of what you are going to say. typical attention-getters include: Useful structures Have you ever / It's well-known that... but / People often say that... 2. Give your opinion The article is meant to provoke thought but you must write to the reader specifically, imagine you are speaking to your mother. You would not be too formal (like w
Peer revision is a strategy that writing teachers can use to help students develop strong editing skills. It involves allowing students to edit and suggest revisions to each others' works. It is an excellent time saver for teachers, but it is only effective if students are adequately prepared for editing.
Children love using their imaginations and using writing prompts is a great way to allow them to do just that. Here is a list of several topics your students will truly enjoy writing about!
The biggest question asked by many writers is 'how to write an essay?' Essay writing is an activity which requires appropriate knowledge and understanding about any given topic. The content of an essay is very important and it should not only be well written but should also be interesting.
I created a writing group at my school this past year, and it has become a hit with the students who enjoy writing. Let me share a few guidelines and tips that you may use to start and run your own student writing group.