SIX SENTENCES Time: 15-25 minutes Level: High beginner + Example: Visit teacher2b.com The Idea This controlled writing activity helps students write clear sentences by focusing their attention on every word. Step 1 Write a six-sentence paragraph with three rules. Do not repeat any word, including contractions and articles. The paragraph must tell a story. The final […]
Here is another writing activity to help ESL students learn English writing. This activity is called List Poem. List Poem Time: 10-20 minutes Level: High beginner + Example: Read Shel Silverstein’s, Sick, a fine list poem. This fun, high interest activity asks students to make a list of things and put them inside a free form […]
ESL teachers usually look for new writing prompts and warm-ups to help their students stay interested in learning English writing. 100 Word Story is a website, a writing challenge and a terrific writing idea for the ESL classroom. The idea is simple: write a story with 100 words. The topic is wide open. The only […]
Here is an article from The New Yorker. It is called How to Write a Sentence.
How Does Writing Affect The Brain? Here is the answer. Delightful story about the connection between writing and brain activity.
Here is a quick sponge activity to help ESL students learn English vocabulary by understanding a bunch of collocations related to summer activities. ESL Video Lesson This video is from Vimeo.
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 […]