Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words. Mark Twain. Marina Terterovi Gvantsa Palelashvili. Motivating Writing Tasks. The visual demonstration of language is valuable for learners. It helps students to develop language learning.
Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words. Mark Twain
It helps students to develop language learning.
It can be a quiet reflective activity for intrapersonal learners.Why teach writing?
The title of the story “ Spring” learners.
Create a story about spring
Each sentence should begin on each letter of the word SPRING,e.g. S
S learners.now starts to melt.
People are enjoying the warmth of the sun.
Rivers are running quicker.
In the fields and gardens flowers are blooming.
Nobody feels bored.
Girls and boys enjoy playing out.A sample story
Raising the students awareness about the words that sound the same but have different meanings, spellings.
Material-suitable homophone sets
Write the homophones (1-4) on the board.
Students write them in groups
T writes other four words
The group which finishes first is the winner
T checks ( can give the key list)Homophone game
Helps in producing descriptive language. the same but have different meanings, spellings.
Bring old newspapers or magazines.
Students select the picture of a person, place, or thing
Students glue them on a piece of paper
Students produce a descriptive poem according to the following set of instructions:Noun Poetry
Choose a noun that describes the person, place, or thing you have selected. E.g. Fireman
Describe this noun with two adjectives joined by the word andor but(strong and fearless)
Use a verb form and adverb to show this noun in a typical action (Fighting courageously)
Think up a comparison beginning with the word as orlike (as brave as a gladiator)
Usea phrase beginning with if only to express a wish regarding this noun.Instructions:
Fireman. have selected. E.g.
Strong and fearless.
As brave as a gladiator.
If only I could be a hero!A sample poem
Writing is one of the best ways to assess students at the end of the lesson.
Fun and interesting writing activities increase students’ motivation.
At my ELCE lessons I often had writing assessments.
For example:Creative writing
Give students your own example. Draw your profession on the board and write: “ I want to be an English teacher. I like this profession because I like children and foreign languages.”
Use the new vocabulary which they have taught at this lesson.
Ask students to draw and write: “My future job.”My future job
Charts are also very good for writing tasks. board and write: “ I want to be an English teacher. I like this profession because I like children and foreign languages.”
For example: When I did Diversity and Multiculturalism the students filled the chart about wedding traditions in the world.
They saw a video about American, Indian and Georgian weddings, read a short text and then filled the chart.charts
Show the poster. board and write: “ I want to be an English teacher. I like this profession because I like children and foreign languages.”
Ask questions about the poster, for example:”Where are they? What are they doing?”
Show the pairs of speech bubbles you have prepared and read them in turn: “Do you want a sandwich? Yes, please. Is the fish good? No. it’s horrible.Speech bubbles
Divide the class into pairs. board and write: “ I want to be an English teacher. I like this profession because I like children and foreign languages.”
Give each pair two more empty speech bubbles.
Ask to choose two characters in the poster and write an exchange between them.
Invite them to take turns to stick their speech bubbles by the characters and read them to the class.
Thank you! board and write: “ I want to be an English teacher. I like this profession because I like children and foreign languages.”