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TUTORIAL WEEK 8
b.TASK a. . Discuss ways to provide feedback and justify the feedback given. Study a sample piece of writing.
Read the whole piece through first before you write anything. If you use any editing symbols (sp. Look for strengths as well as weaknesses. cap.. too.Techniques in giving feedback 1. don’t immediately reach for a pen or a pencil. etc. and let the student know what the strengths are.). Provide opportunities for the students to use the symbols. . make sure that the students are familiar with all of them and know what to do when they see one. It is surprising how difficult it is for teachers to approach student writing unless they are armed with a pen.. 2. 3. When you pick up a student’s piece of writing.
or with all errors.Techniques in giving feedback 4. Work out your own strategy for handling errors and explain it to your students. Remember that when you or any other reader response to a student’s piece of writing. let your students know. your main job is not to pass judgment on its quality (unless you are an examiner and not a teacher). but to help the writer see what to do next. again. if you will deal only with the errors you have discussed in class. decide what importance you attach to grammatical errors and. with errors of a certain type. . Decide if you will correct errors or simply indicate where they occur. Ask yourself: What should the writer do now to improve this paper? What does this paper need most? 5.
boardofstudies.edu.au/files/english/k6engsamples_syl.SAMPLE OF WRITING Retrieved from : http://k6.nsw.pdf .
› Model the use of direct speech. eg. › Assist the students to identify other possible paragraph breaks.Feedback › Introduce a variety of conjunctions that could be used instead of ‘then’. › Brainstorm a variety of verbs that could be used as alternatives to ‘got’. ‘a delicious breakfast in bed’. › Introduce the use of adjectives to describe qualities. › Introduce paragraphing by using the orientation stage as the first paragraph. .
A.edu. Retrieved from : http://k6. New South Wales.pdf Raimes.(1983).boardofstudies.REFERENCES BOARD OF STUDIES.au/file s/english/k6engsamples_syl.nsw. Techniques in Teaching Writing. Cambridge University Press (p139) .