Topic 5: Approaches & Techniques For Teaching Writing (TECHNIQUES…
Topic 5: Approaches & Techniques For Teaching Writing
This approach feeds the students words through
. The students then merely
describe their situation using the same type of words and phrases
. There is no advantage for the students to be innovative in their writing since the
product content is more important than the process of learning to write
(Jackson, 2006: 15)
4 stages: familiarization, controlled writing, guided writing, and free writing
= the teacher makes the students aware of certain feature of particular text.
= by giving exercises on grammatical features and related vocabulary.
= students write a text which is similar to the model text.
students freely write another similar text by themselves
Ensures the usefulness and power of process writing pedagogy
which include pre-writing, drafting, feedback, and revising
Clearer, more logical, and thoughtful product
(as the students understand the importance of writing skills )
Students can write sentences / paragraphs based on pictures
Pictures ought to be detailed to sure a specific description(s)
Dialogue bubbles of cartoons
Assign purposeful reading tasks
for students to write their summary or opinions (More research, more reading , more writing)
While reading, you visualise.
Encourage students to
create graphs, maps, or diagrams as they read
is useful for visualizing. Students will know how to simplify words for their own understanding
USING CONTROLLED WRITING
Controlled writing focuses on establishing grammatical patterns, sentence structure, punctuation and word order
Help students learn how to express themselves effectively in proper English
(Give learners a text and ask them to circle any words they do not know. Copy the words individually onto index cards and encourage learners to flip back through the cards to increase their knowledge of sight words)
(Ask learners with extended families to make lists of their family members, grouping the names by relationship, such as aunts or cousins. Vary the activity by asking learners to write a to-do list.)