3 Writing tasks to help learners write better, more understandable English.

Topic: Techniques for writing tasks,
Skill Focused: Writing,
Grade: Primary and Lower Secondary.
                                  Many students find it difficult to write in a cohesive, interesting and fluent style.  When we ask students to write, often we are just testing their skills rather than teaching them how to write or how to improve their writing.
                   Sometimes, stating clear rules and expectations is just not enough. It may not work for all your students. That’s why you should also take a “lighter” path. What does that mean? It means that you can use non-intrusive motivation techniques that will inspire your students instead of scaring them. As a teacher, your role is to help each and every student improve themselves, acquire new skills, and become a better individual by the end of their time spent in school.
                     So, here are my three techniques to help learners dig deeper when they write.

1. Picture Writing:
                     For students experiencing difficulty in this area, it is beneficial to break the elements of writing into small, specific steps, teach these steps systematically and then provide opportunities for these steps to be practiced individually before combining into a large piece of writing. So picture writing or timeline writing will help your learners to connect and memorize the events of a story or the content.
                     Worksheets can help students write from the bottom of their hearts and to become more creative writers. Instead of teachers telling their students to write about a trip or an event, use worksheets with pictures to help students brainstorm and formulate their ideas. 



Bird's Eye View Writing:
                      Effective writing is a necessity, not only for academic success but also for active participation in our society. Support students’ attempts by providing the necessary level of scaffolding until mastery of the strategy is achieved. So we know writing is an output skill that can convey our message, ideas, and views to others. Moreover, it functions as an evaluation of the learning process.
                             So presentation through writing or speaking is important and also students have to write or express what they have learned in the classroom. So theme-based writing or bird's eye view writing is one of the good writing strategies for students to write about a story or an event. It involves students summarizing a story or an event that they have listened to or read. So for such tasks, prepare some puppets and ask students to write a brief summary of the story. The puppets or pictures help them to recall the story and theme more easily and can stimulate their creativity.
                     




4 Questions:
                   Prepare some questions related to a story, city or an event and ask students to write answers to them. Such tasks can help them to concentrate or think about a specific aspect of the given topic.They also enable students to consolidate their understanding and to write complete paragraphs by joining their answers together.



             These tasks will help us to create interest among learners and also develop writing skills. Slow learners also participate actively in writing tasks. Hope you enjoy the post. Thank you.                                  

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  1. Quite interesting. Thank you !

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  2. Very interesting ideas! Especially, the example given for Bird's eye view writing. It's so nice to see the samples written by students. Thank you.

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  3. Very interesting ideas! Especially, the example given for Bird's eye view writing. It's so nice to see the samples written by students. Thank you.

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  4. You have shared very good blog to improve writing of a child. By drawing, student make interest in drawing and by that they do not know they are also increasing their writing skills.They write clear which anyone can understand it. I have also improved my writing skills and my handwriting. I learnt how to improve writing skills from Smile Tutor. They provide good tutor of all subjects and give tips to improve skills.

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