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ERIC Number: ED242212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 164
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-19-434131-3
Techniques in Teaching Writing.
Raimes, Ann
A manual of techniques for teaching writing in classes of English as a second language (ESL) encourages composition beyond elementary-level sentence exercises. The objectives include communicating to a reader, expressing ideas without the pressure of face-to-face communication, exploring a subject, recording experiences, and becoming familiar with the conventions of English discourse. An introductory chapter outlines various approaches to writing in ESL: controlled-to-free, free-writing, paragraph-pattern, grammar-syntax-organization, communicative, and process. Subsequent chapters discuss these techniques: seven basic questions for planning the class; using pictures; using readings; using all language skills; teaching practical writing; using controlled writing; teaching organization; and responding to students' writing. A section providing ideas for class activities follows each chapter. (MSE)
Oxford University Press, 200 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016 (ISBN-0-19-434131-3, $5.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In the series: Teaching Techniques in English as a Second Language.