Here is an ESL writing exercise that begins with a poem and asks English students to write a considered response. Exercise Structure 1 Read the poem O Me! Oh Life! by Walt Whitman. 2 Students write a response piece by briefly discussing their interpretation of the poem. 3 Students answer this question, based on the […]
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Here is a writing style tip that helps ESL students write well. This style tip is about engines and comes from Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer. WRITING STORIES WITH QUESTIONS Part 1 An engine is a source of energy that keeps something moving. In writing, the engine is a question which the reader finds interesting. Because […]
Teaching ESL students how to write English stories and essays with style can be a challenge. What is style, anyway? LEARN WRITING STYLE Here are a few examples of how to write English with style. These come from Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer. This style tip encourages writers to use four numbers to improve their […]
Here is an interview with an author who also happens to teach writing at a university in New York. He also wrote a book about his perspectives on teaching writing .Unless It Moves the Human Heart: The Craft and Art of Writing.
Summarize a Story Here is a lesson that teaches students how to write a one paragraph summary. In a previous lesson (click here), I showed you how to write a summary with a template called FACT. In this lesson, use the same style to write a summary about the story in another video. FACT Summary Writing […]
Do you know how the brain works? Do you know what a brain looks like? Here is an English video lesson which provides a fascinating look at the brain and how it works. This video lesson answers these questions … with a twist. Jill Bolte Taylor is a brain scientist who had a stroke. In […]