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Low Stakes Writing for Fun & Fluency. Heidi Fridriksson Brunei-US English Language Fellow, National Institute of Education in Cambodia. Overview. Definition of low stakes writing Why use low stakes writing? Common teacher concerns Low stakes writing tools.

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Low stakes writing for fun fluency

Low Stakes Writing for Fun & Fluency

Heidi Fridriksson

Brunei-US English Language Fellow,

National Institute of Education in Cambodia


Overview

Overview

  • Definition of low stakes writing

  • Why use low stakes writing?

  • Common teacher concerns

  • Low stakes writing tools


What exactly is low stakes writing

What exactly is low stakes writing?


What exactly is low stakes writing1

What exactly is low stakes writing?

Low Stakes High Stakes

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Why low stakes writing

Why low stakes writing?


Low stakes writing develops fluency enhances engagement

Low stakes writingdevelops fluency & enhances engagement


Low stakes writing reduces anxiety a safe place to try out new language to experiment williams 2008

Low stakes writing reducesanxiety“a safe place to try out new language, to experiment”-Williams, 2008


Low stakes writing allows students to personalize their writing find their voice in english

Low stakes writing allows students to personalize their writing & find their voice in English


Common concerns

Common Concerns


Common concerns1

Common Concerns

  • Assessment


Common concerns2

Common Concerns

  • Assessment

  • Time (in the term)


Common concerns3

Common Concerns

  • Assessment

  • Time (in the term)

  • Time (in the day)


Common concerns4

Common Concerns

  • Assessment

  • Time (in the term)

  • Time (in the day)

  • Variety


Common concerns5

Common Concerns

  • Assessment

  • Time (in the term)

  • Time (in the day)

  • Variety

  • Level


Think pair share

Think Pair Share

Low stakes writing to prepare ideas


Low stakes writing for fun fluency

  • Think: Ss write for a short time (2-5 min usually) on a topic

  • Pair: Ss share what they wrote with a partner

  • Share: Ss share answers with the full class


Try it

Try It!

Think / Pair / Share

Have you ever used low stakes writing in your teaching? What kind of low stakes writing tools did you use?


Picture composition

Picture Composition

Low stakes writing for mixed ability groups


Low stakes writing for fun fluency

  • Students look carefully at the picture

  • Teacher pre-teaches vocab and asks WH questions to give them ideas

  • High students can write a whole story; low students can write just a few words


Multi entry journals

Multi-Entry Journals

Low stakes writing as conversation with text


Try it1

Try It!


Dialogue journals

Dialogue Journals

Low stakes writing as conversation with

teachers and classmates


Try it2

Try It!

-Write one idea from my presentation

-Respond to that idea

-Pass your paper to a peer

-Read and respond to your peer’s thoughts

-Pass the paper back to them


Application

Application

  • Which of these activities do you think would work best for your future teaching context? Do you have any LSW tools to share?


Questions

Questions?


Low stakes writing for fun fluency

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Blanton, L. (2008). Speaking of absence: when the connection is not there. In Belcher, D. & Hirvela, A. (Eds.), The oral-literate connection: Perspectives on L2 speaking, writing and other media interaction (pp. 10-25). Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press.

Cameron, J. (Producer & Director). (2010). Avatar [Motion picture]. USA: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

Christenbury, L. & Kelly, P.P. (1983). Questioning: A path to critical thinking.Urbana, IL: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communicative Skills and National Council of Teachers of English.

Evans, S. (2008). Reading reaction journals in EAP courses. ELT Journal, 62 (3), pp. 240-247.

Kreeft, J., Staton, J., Richardson, G. & Wolfram, W. (1993). InKreeft, J. & Staton, J. (Eds.), Dialogue journals in the multilingual classroom: Building language fluency writing skills through written interaction (pp. 196-221). Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing Corporation.

Mlynarczyk, R. W. (1998). Conversations of the mind: the uses of journal writing for second-language learners. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.

Salas, S. & Garson, K. (2007). Chifa: Freewriting within a required curriculum for adults. In Burns A. & De Silva J. (Eds.), Planning and teaching creatively within a required curriculum for adult learners (pp. 239-246). Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

Thesen, L. (1997). Voices, Discourse, and Transition: In Search of New Categories in EAP. TESOL Quarterly, 31 (3) pp. 487-51.

Williams, J. (2008). The speaking-writing connection in second language and academic literacy development. In Belcher, D. & Hirvela, A. (Eds.), The Oral-literate connection: Perspectives on L2 speaking, writing and other media interaction (pp. 10-25). Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press.


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