Teaching writing skills in online lessons
Task 1Watch Lindsay and Marie Therese talking about teaching writing skills online and take notes on the things below to help you do the next task.
|Activities done in and out of the lesson|
|Feedback on writing|
Please write your notes on a piece of paper
Task 2Imagine you’re teaching a writing lesson to a B2-level one-to-one adult learner, who’s preparing for university. The lesson focus is on structuring a paragraph in an essay.Read these five tasks which make up the lesson. Which are you likely to do in class? Which are you likely to do out of class? Why? Use your notes from task 1 to help you.
- You provide the learner with a model essay paragraph and ask the learner to identify where the main point is stated (the topic sentence) and the purpose of the other sentences (supporting details).
- You ask the learner to put five sentences in the correct order to create a cohesive and coherent paragraph.
- You ask the learner to write an essay paragraph on a topic already discussed in a previous lesson.
- You provide feedback to the learner on the quality of their essay.
Reflect and shareThink of a writing lesson you teach face-to-face. How do you think you might need to adapt it when teaching online? Why? Share your ideas in the comments.
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