Learn English Writing
Last week, we did this:
- learned one skill to write better sentences by understanding noun modifiers
- wrote the first draft of a creative story based on a picture prompt and your first sentence
- started to improve writing fluency skills with a timed repeated writing activity
- introduced a free resources to help improve listening skills
This Week’s Activity Plan
This is a short week because of the Korean Thanksgiving holiday (Wed, Thurs, and Fri).
Here is a description of the English writing activities and printable worksheets for this week. The focus will be re-writing the first draft, more sentence development and conventions (i.e. articles).
1 Feedback and Rewriting
I will return your first draft of the creative story. Take the comments and rewrite a second draft.
My feedback only covers some the items in your writing – I just don’t have time to comment on everything. If you want to become an independent writer, it is important for you to find different ways to improve your writing. That includes things like the idea, organisation and word choice. In other words, the six writing traits.
2 Complex Sentences
This activity helps students learn and practice an important sentence pattern: the complex sentence.
We will review the notes about complex sentences and then complete a writing drill.
This writing exercise helps students learn a few rules for using articles.
Part 1. Review notes about definite and indefinite articles.
Part 2. Complete Worksheet 2.
Part 3. Use the picture prompt to write a story with an emphasis on good articles and word choice (scroll to the bottom of the page).