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How to teach writing. Why write?. To communicate over distances To communicate across time To participate in society To remember and record To “make thought visible” and express your inner self. Grading the writing skills and Activities. Writing word Writing sentence Writing paragraph

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How to teach writing

How to

teach

writing


Why write
Why write?

  • To communicate over distances

  • To communicate across time

  • To participate in society

  • To remember and record

  • To “make thought visible” and express your inner self


Grading the writing skills and activities
Grading the writing skills and Activities

  • Writing word

  • Writing sentence

  • Writing paragraph

  • Writing a composition

  • Copying

  • Dictation

  • Rearranging

  • Gap filling

  • Composing


Is writing difficult problems found
Is writing difficult ?Problems found

  • Problems in generating ideas

  • Problems in organizing ideas

  • Problems in coherence

  • Problems in language competence


How to teach writing

How we write

Notes emails letters essays stories

Signs advertisements subtitles articles

Diaries/journals magazines plays recipes

Labels/brands brochures maps textbooks


How to teach writing

The

Writing

Process


How to teach writing

These are the steps in

the writing process.



How to teach writing

Prewriting

Drafting

Editing / Revising

Presenting


How to teach writing

#1 Prewriting

Planning and Thinking

Getting your

thoughts down on paper.

Free-write, outline, notes

Discuss, think


Examples
EXAMPLES

  • Brainstorming / Vocabulary

  • Surveying / forms

  • Researching / Discussion


Authors must think about
Authors must think about….

  • The purpose of their writing

  • The audience they are writing for

  • The content

    (structure / sequence)

    ( genre / register)


How to teach writing

#2 Writing

First Draft

Putting your ideas and thoughts together

Forming sentences and paragraphs


How to teach writing

#3 – Editing

Revising and Reflecting

Rewriting or rearranging sentences.

Getting feedback

Proofreading


4 presenting final draft sharing your work publishing speaking
# 4 PresentingFinal Draft Sharing your workpublishing, speaking



Conclusions
Conclusions?

What are the BENEFITS AND DRAWBACKS

of using the Writing Process in our classrooms?


Drawbacks
DRAWBACKS

  • Takes too much time

  • Loss of student focus / interest

  • Not suited to some personalities

  • Students need to be taught it (peer editing / planning / stages)

  • Restricts spontaneity and range of writing activities.


Benefits
Benefits

  • The creation of a product

  • Writing seen as a communicative and purposeful activity

  • Teaches students to plan and research

  • Student collaboration is developed.

  • Feedback and response given.


How to teach writing

Speaking Vs Writing

  • “Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted.” -- Jules Renard

  • Isn't it surprising how many things, if not said immediately, seem not worth saying ten minutes from now?  ~Arnot L. Sheppard, Jr.


Speaking vs writing
Speaking Vs Writing

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