Trio Writingauthors Alice Savage and Colin Ward offer 6 practical activities to help your beginner level students write successfully in English.
For native speakers, a writing process that starts with a plan and ends with sentence-level editing makes sense. However, non-native writers have different challenges, especially at the introductory level. Fortunately, process writing is not set in stone. We can adapt it to suit our students’ needs.
The first step is to identify those needs. Lower level ELLs need language, lots of it, and early on. They may also need extra support in meeting the expectations of target language readers.
The following classroom activities offer options for tweaking the standard writing process. They are meant to be flexible, working tools that can be used individually or together depending on the unique characteristics of a class and its goals.
1. Front-load with language
Students who sign up for a low level English…
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