Odd Bits About Writing

Here is a small collection of online resources that might be use to ESL teachers who help students learn how to write English well. Some are directly related to the art and science of teaching writing to ESL students. Others are food for thought.

  1. A neat list of basic writing elements that ESL have learned but find difficult to put into practice.
  2. Sticky Teaching. An interesting info graphic, not directly related to ESL writing, but the ideas are certainly applicable.
  3. Ten Steps to Becoming a Better Writer. A neat graphic – ideal as a 5 minute sponge activity – that gets to the point of what is required to improve writing skills.
  4. 40 Things to do with a text. Looks like a semester of sponge activities for the writing class.
  5. You want to be an ESL materials writer? Better get grounded and read this article first.
  6. Use video to stimulate the students’ imagination. Here is a a simple yet powerful ESL writing lesson that melds modern video technology and the ancient art of writing with a pencil.

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