Who said there’s no time for fun activities in the ESL writing class? I like to use spacer activities to give my ESL students a mental break and a creative challenge at the same time. Here are six images that I like to use as ESL writing prompts. Great fun and awesome sponge activities.
10 High Interest Graded Readers for the Writing Classroom
Reading in the writing classroom? Sure, why not. Experienced ESL writing teachers know there is a strong correlation between reading fluency and writing fluency. That’s why a book report (based on graded readers) is part of my class curriculum each semester.
How to Teach Writing to Shy Students
Here are some unique writing lesson activities that can help shy students develop their writing skills and build their confidence:
Encourage students to write in a personal journal about their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. This is a great way for shy students to express themselves and to build their writing skills in a safe and private space.
How to Teach Complex Sentences
Lesson Plan: Teaching Paragraph Writing with Complex Sentences
Why teach complex sentences
Improving Writing Skills: Complex sentences provide variety and depth to writing, making it more interesting and engaging for the reader. By using complex sentences, students can express their ideas more clearly and effectively.