How to Write a Sentence

by eslwriter on October 26, 2014

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Here is an article from The New Yorker. It is called How to Write a Sentence.    

How Does Writing Affect The Brain?

by eslwriter on October 23, 2014

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How Does Writing Affect The Brain? Here is the answer. Delightful story about the connection between writing and brain activity.  

Teach Collocations Video: Watch and Write

by eslwriter on September 15, 2014

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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.

O Me ! Oh Life

by eslwriter on August 4, 2014

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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 […]

Language Affects Thought?

by eslwriter on August 1, 2014

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Does language change the way people think and see the world? Get the answer with this podcast by Lexicon Valley.  

Writing With an Engine

by eslwriter on July 28, 2014

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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 […]

Writing Style Tips

by eslwriter on July 28, 2014

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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 […]

A Writer Talks About Teaching Writing

July 15, 2014 ESL STUFF

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.

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Both Sides Now – A Painting with Words

June 23, 2014 ESL STUFF

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 […]

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ESL Writing and Listening Exercises

June 23, 2014 ESL STUFF

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 […]

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