A Writer Talks About Teaching Writing

by eslwriter on July 15, 2014


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.

Write a Summary

by eslwriter on July 13, 2014

in ESL STUFF, Writing Class

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 […]

Learn About The Brain

by eslwriter on July 13, 2014

in Cool Videos

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 […]

This writing exercise looks at the use of words in creating style, descriptions, and voice. The objective of this lesson is to develop your awareness of how words can communicate complex ideas, moving stories and  persuasive arguments and through that awareness find some inspiration and perhaps courage to extend your writing skills. Sometimes there is much to learn about […]

ESL Writing and Listening Exercises

by eslwriter on June 23, 2014

in ESL STUFF, Teach English

This exercise involves some study of a written passage. Here we are most interested in looking at a writing style that develops progression. The text for this exercise is a story which was written by someone who saw a beautiful woman on the subway but did not have an opportunity to approach her. Part 1: Jigsaw The story […]

ESL Writing Class Week 14

by eslwriter on June 3, 2014

in Writing Class

It’s the end of the semester and time for the students to review what they have learned in the English writing class this semester. Writing Exercise 1: Edit Find the errors. Rewrite the paragraph. When is the last time you had a Coca-Cola. did you know that John Pemberton, a pharmacist in atlanta, Georgia inventd Coca-Cola […]

Easy Writing Activities

by eslwriter on May 29, 2014

in ESL STUFF, Teach English

Here is a short list of easy ESL writing exercises to help students learn and improve their English writing skills. Writing Activity #1  Murder Mystery Review a true story about a man who was killed. The slides are here. Do a short pair work discussion to review the key facts and undercover missing elements. Write […]