How the student’s grade or a decision
of credit/no credit will be determined.
Techniques for Getting Started
often a group exercise in which students are encouraged to sharetheir collective knowledge about a particular subject.
a quiet and individual activity. The student is encouraged to produce aslengthy a list as possible of all the main ideas and subcategories that come to mind ashe or she thinks about the topic at hand.
this begins with a key word or central idea place in the center of a page(or on the blackboard) around which the student (or the teacher, using student-generated suggestions) quickly jots down all of the free-associations triggered by thesubject matter, using words or short phrases.
also known as by various other terms such as “wet ink” writing, “quick writing,” and “speed writing”. The main idea of this technique is for students to write
for a specified period of time without taking their pen form the page (usually aboutthree minutes for a first attempt and then typically for about five to eight minutes).
Using Readings in Writing Class
Readings serve some very practical purposes in the writing class, particularly forELLs who have less fluency in the language.
Reading provides models of what English language texts look like, and even if not used for the purpose of imitation, they provide input that helps studentsdevelop awareness of English language prose style.
Reading helps students develop and refine genre awareness, an importantcriterion for being able to produce a wide range of test types.
Readings is used as a basis to practice such skills as summarizing, paraphrasing,interpreting, and synthesizing concepts.
All assignments and the topics they contain must be carefully designed,sequenced, and structured so that the teacher know exactly what the learning goal of each paper is and the student gains something by working on any given assignments.Guidelines for the preparation of successful writing assignments: