ESL writing classes require balance. Students need long composition activities and short tasks that don’t need to be read by the teacher. Otherwise, teachers risk overload.
This assignment asks ESL students to combine several critical thinking skills into one task by answering a question: is it better to rent an apartment or buy?
Logic puzzles and word games in the classroom is a good way to make learning English fun. If you need to fill a 20-minute gap with a high interest and useful speaking (or writing) experience, try one of these worksheets.
This ESL classroom idea teaches writing students how to think critically. They learn by transitioning from descriptive writing to explanations. Then they suggest plausible causes and effects for social change. This ESL lesson exposes students to this kind of critical thinking and writing built around chart analysis.