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Every ESL writing teacher worth their salt wants to be a guiding force that helps students write clearly and think critically.
But who has time to do the research, compile the resources and develop the lessons?
Well, that’s what makes this ebook unique.
The leg work’s done, so you can get on with the task of helping your students become articulate and insightful communicators.
20 lessons in two sections
1: LEARN TO WRITE
Inspired by the 6+1 Writing Traits, this section builds a raft of composition skills.
- improve style and clarity with easy to learn strategies
- create detail-rich passages with a simple strategy to identify information gaps
- nurture the creative spirit with multi media prompts and plenty of scaffolding
2: WRITE TO LEARN
As a critical thinking primer, this section marshals the language of arguments and ideas.
- construct arguments with a simple sentence pattern
- describe and analyze inferences, analogies, correlations, causation and trend data with authentic materials
- think critically about some of life’s big questions
Click HERE to open a pdf file with a 14-page sample. It includes:
- the introduction and table of contents, so you get a sense of the scope and direction
- one creative writing lesson
- one critical thinking lesson which asks students to analyze an analogy
The layout is designed for teachers who like to display material on a classroom projection screen, but it works well for those who prefer print outs, too.
- Level: intermediate+
- Publication date: February 27, 2017
- ISBN: 978-89-98531-05-8
- 20 lessons and 122 pages in one pdf file
- File size: about 7mb
- Format: A4 (works on 8.5 x 11 inch paper, too)
- Content: lesson plans, student exhibits, instructor notes, answer keys, picture prompts and video links
About the Author
He works at a university where his course load typically includes English composition and conversation classes. Occasionally, he teaches an eclectic mix of content courses like teaching methodology, cross cultural communication and political science.
In his free time, Rob runs a small ebook publishing house that develops classroom resources for ESL teachers and occasionally writes about Korean travel and food for Lonely Planet.