ERIC Number: ED193957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
A New Look at Guided Writing or Overcoming the "I Hate to Write" Syndrome.
Guided writing after model paragraphs is an effective technique to initiate beginning and intermediate students of English as a second language into English composition. The technique of oral composition requires that the students prepare statements according to a model for oral delivery. In class composition, one student goes to the board and acts as the class scribe; the class will correct his errors as he answers prescribed questions on the board. This technique may be varied by using a direct dictation rather than question answering. Yet another technique involves breaking the class up into small groups, each of which will produce a composition. Relaxation and guided imagery may evoke material for a writing assignment. All these techniques enhance writing skills by making the experience of writing more pleasurable for the student. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Guided Writing
Note: Paper presented at the ESL Section of the Annual Conference of the Canadian Council of Teachers of English (12th, Ottawa, Ontario, May 1979). Model paragraphs have been omitted for copyright reasons.