Learn English Writing
- learned about complex sentences
- created a story based on a picture prompt with a boy and UFO (focus: use complex sentences)
- rewrite previous stories
ESL writing teachers sometimes need short activities to fill unexpected breaks. If you’re like me, you’d prefer not to use time wasters. I like to maximize student learning opportunities. That’s why I like this activity so much. It’s a challenging activity that neatly fills a 10-minute gap with a quick learning punch.
Last week, we did this:
How can ESL teachers help writing students maximize learning? By designing English writing activities with layers of objectives. This lesson is an example. Provide students with a picture prompt and ask them to write a creative story. But there is another layer. Students must incorporate complex sentences into their story.