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4 practical ways and activities to improve writing skills.

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Improving writing skills to primary children is the biggest challenge for teachers. Especially the students who are learning English as a second language are getting much trouble to improve writing skills. Here I am discussing some practical tips and activities which I have been using in my classroom to my young learners. 

                       We know very well, writing is the utmost skill. It means it's a hard skill for primary children. And in the LSRW, listening leads to speaking and reading leads to writing. So a student wants to speak he should listen well as well as he wants to write he should read well. So we should concentrate on reading to get good writing skills. But most of the teachers are not following the psychological order of language skills. So you want to develop writing skills first concentrate on speaking and reading skills. So you need to give such speaking and reading activities in order to get good writing skills.                   …

Concept and Mind maps



A mind map is a diagram used to visually organize information. A mind map is often created around a single concept, drawn as an image in the center of a blank page, to which associated representations of ideas such as images, words and parts of words are added. Major ideas are connected directly to the central concept, and other ideas branch out from those.
                     I strongly recommend these maps to teach low proficiency children and mother tongue influenced children to teach English easily. Mostly we can develop writing skills with the help of  connecting ideas.

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Once children are familiar with the concept maps then we move to mind map. Drawing a good mind map could turn that child as a deep digging writer. I tried in my classroom and got succeed. Now my children can write two to three sentences regarding that concept. In order to get good sentences from students teacher should concentrate on branches of that content or topic. If teacher gave proper subtopics, children would get good connected ideas to write. 





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