ERIC Number: ED126701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Teaching ESL Writing Skills: The Correction Sheet and Testing Technique. CATESOL Occasional Papers, No. 2.
Decker, Donald M.
This paper describes a procedure designed to enhance the effectiveness of teaching writing skills in intermediate and advanced English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. The procedure consists of a correction sheet and a testing technique. The student prepares a written assignment which is corrected by the instructor with regard to the student's individual ability. A correction sheet is then prepared by the student. The instructor compares the correction sheet with the original assignment and then prepares and administers individualized tests based on the correction sheets. Although additional work is required of the teacher in the preparation of individualized tests, the advantages of this method are that: (1) each student is motivated in an individualized way to overcome particular composition problems; and (2) a positive approach is taken in that strong emphasis is placed on correct forms rather than on mistakes. (CLK)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Language Skills, Language Tests, Punctuation, Second Language Learning, Spelling, Syntax, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary, Writing Skills
K. Sutherland, 558 7th Ave., Menlo Park, California 94025 ($2.00 per issue)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Note: For related documents, see FL 005 898 and FL 007 768-771