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ERIC Number: EJ1147282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1559-663X
Teaching Students How to Write a Description with Photos
Chong, Ivan
English Teaching Forum, v55 n2 p32-37 2017
In writing instruction, teachers often struggle with developing engaging and interactive activities given constraints such as large classes and packed teaching schedules. A purposeful and appealing pre-task can energize the writing process and set the context for the subsequent writing task. With this purpose in mind, the author designed the activity presented in this article as a pre-task for teaching students to write descriptions for a photo diary--a diary that includes or is based on photos. This Teaching Technique explains what the author describes as a pre-task for teaching students to write descriptively about a photo diary that students create themselves.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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