ERIC Number: ED242212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Techniques in Teaching Writing.
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)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods, Instructional Materials, Language Skills, Lesson Plans, Organization, Pictorial Stimuli, Second Language Instruction, Writing Evaluation, Writing Instruction
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
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In the series: Teaching Techniques in English as a Second Language.