ERIC Number: ED216529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Writing to ESL Students.
The teaching of writing skills is such a complex and timely process that it militates its introduction and reinforcement from the outset of English as a second language instruction. This paper presents and describes writing activities for beginning, intermediate, advanced, and transitional levels. Among the beginning level activities suggested are copying with understanding, sentence completions, dictations, experience charts, everyday communications, situation dialogues (rejoinders), development of original sentences, sentence combinations, sentence expansion, summaries, controlled compositions, and guided compositions. Among the intermediate level activities suggested are summaries, ordering of statements, completion of forms, friendly letters, outlining, creative or recreational writing, and reactions. Suggested advanced level activities include expansion of previous writing assignments, book reports, business letters, letters of complaint, reporting, and thematic compositions. Transitional level activities include continuation of letter writing, persuasive composition, expository compositions, and cloze practice. (JK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of New York Educators Association (Rochester, NY, October 23-25, 1981).