29 September | 11:15 – 12:00 | ZOOM
Writing for success – Helping students become better writers
“Writing is boring.” “Writing is too hard.” “I can´t write.”
Do these phrases sound familiar?
Class surveys report that most students find writing dull, boring and complex. They claim they lack the necessary tools, language and ideas to tackle writing. In fact, the blank page syndrome is a frequent response in most classrooms when students are faced with a writing task.
What can teachers do to overcome all these obstacles and help students improve their writing skills?
Many things. To begin with, more student-friendly activities can work wonders to change the negative atmosphere in the classroom. In addition, carefully planned lessons together with a wide variety of techniques can definitely help students acquire more fluency in writing. Not only will students be able to learn how to integrate the language they have been exposed to in a meaningful manner but they will learn to put in black and white their ideas and thoughts more easily and with more clarity.
In this session the speaker will share:
- Effective strategies to help students plan, organize, revise and edit their work more efficiently.
- Tips and practical ideas to include meta writing in class; and fun tasks to boost students´ creative writing skills.