How to Teach Writing

By Porntip Bodeepongse

and join these together to make sentences that link together to communicate the message.What is writing? • A productive skill that involves producing language or communicating a message. • Ss need to be able to form letters and words. .

..• Different text types involve different kinds of writing: – Single words only – Short/ long sentences – Special layouts – Different ways of ordering information – Level of formality However. ……….

They are written to communicate a particular message. .All written text types have 2 things in common: 1. 2. These two influence what and how we write. They are written to communicate to somebody.

What sub-skills does writing involve? • Accuracy – – – – – – – Spelling correctly Forming letters correctly Writing legibly Punctuating correctly Using the right vocabulary Using grammar correctly Using paragraph correctly .

Writing isn’t just about accuracy. – Enough ideas – Good organization of the ideas – Express the ideas in an appropriate style .-) • It’s about having a message and communicating it successfully.

Stages of writing • • • • • • • Brainstorming Making notes Planning (organising ideas) Writing a draft Editing Producing another draft Proof-reading .

Teaching & Learning • Get students to plan • Encourage students to draft and revise (edit) • Respond to students’ writing – Compare Ss’ version with Ts’ – Peer response – Brainstorming – Guided tasks .

Writing in the Language Class • Writing for learning – Reinforcement writing – Preparation writing – Activity writing • Writing for writing – To help students to become better writers .

Teacher’s task in writing • • • • • Demonstrating Motivating and provoking Supporting Responding Evaluating – Teaching or – Testing? .

What to teach (YL) • • • • • • Handwriting Spelling Punctuation Sentence production Paragraph construction Text construction .

What students need • • • • Information & task information Language Ideas Patterns & schemes .

Reference • Harmer. England . Pearson Education Limited. J (2004) How to Teach Writing.

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