Chapter 3: Writing in the Language Classroom

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Chapter 3: Writing in the Language Classroom

Chapter 3:Writing in the Language Classroom

Real Purpose Tasks: tasks that students might have to do in the future.Examples: letter writing, resume writing, professional e-mails, etc.Invented Purpose Tasks: writing practice that students probably won't be required to do in the future but gives practice writing in other genres.Examples: creative writing, advertisements, journal articles, etc.

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Write a Dialogue using the Vocabulary/Grammar being taughtFreewriting + Focused FreewritingEntry Slips/Exit SlipsReader-Response WritingThe Sentence/Passage SpringboardStudent-Formulated QuestionsThe Short SummaryGroup Writing ActivitiesDialectical/Double Entry NotebooksMicrothemesAnswer the Question!Clarification/Review Letters

Writing that encourges students to focus on accurate language use and, because they think as they write, provokes language development as they resolve problems which the writing puts into their minds.

Reinforcement Writing:Students write using recently leart grammar or vocabulary.

Writing for Learning

Preparation Writing:Writing is used as preparation for something else.

The objective is to help students to become better writers and to learn how to write in various genres using different registers.

"Effective writers usually have a purpose in inds and construct their writing with a view to achieving that purpose" p. 39

Writing for Writing

Activity Writing:Writing is an integral part of a larger activity where the focus is on something else (ie language practice, speaking, etc.)

Writing to Learn Activities

Writing for Writing Activities

AuthenticityGive tasks that allow students to practice writing real messages for real audiences.

Consider the categories for learning (ESL, ESP, or EFL) and give tasks that fit your students' purposes for learning Enlgish.

I really liked the section about creative writing. I had never thought about its value before. Creative writing can help to boost the students' confidence and improve their attitude towards writing. Even if the students don't necessarily enjoy writing creatively, it still gives them practice using the vocab/grammar taught in new ways.



  • EveBattye 1 year ago

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    Oh, this is a very cool lesson that will help students learn how to write essays and other papers. So here I am, for example, if I need help in writing my paper, I use where they help me with my tasks. Thanks to the speech writing service I even got the opportunity to speak at a university event, which I was very pleased with and everyone liked my speech. I talked about ambition and motivation in my studies.