ERIC Number: ED549549
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar-19
Reference Count: N/A
Tomas, Z.; Kostka, I.; Mott-Smith, J. A.
TESOL International Association
The authors of "Teaching Writing" draw on their years of teaching and their knowledge of theory and research to present major concepts in teaching L2 writing. These concepts encompass how cultural differences affect the writing class, planning instruction, text-based writing, writing strategies, modeling, and responding to student writing. Their suggestions are general enough to be adapted to both ESL and EFL contexts, and reflective breaks provide time for readers to reflect on adapting these ideas to their own teaching contexts. The comprehensive lesson plan gives teachers a guideline for carefully considering the notions of purpose and audience throughout various writing assignments. Following a preface, the contents include: (1) Introduction; (2) Addressing Cultural Differences; (3) Planning for Instruction; (4) Focusing on Text-Based Writing; (5) Encouraging Effective Strategy Use; (6) Modeling; (7) Responding to Writing; and (8) Final Thoughts. References are provided, and a lesson plan is included in the appendix.
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Planning, Writing Strategies, Guides, Lesson Plans, Language Teachers, Writing Assignments
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: TESOL International Association