Quill - Packs of Interactive Writing Lessons Quill is a free service that puts a new spin on the old writing worksheets that most of us used in middle school. The service offers more than just the writing practice activities, but that is its core feature. There are three activity categories within Quill. Those activities are Quill Proofreader, Quill Grammar, and Quill Writer. Grade 7 Paragraph – The Canswedian English Teacher “Scaffold learning” – one of those hot button words in teaching. I got on the scaffold-their-learning train with this assignment which builds each year in högstadiet. The irony is though… that in Grade 8 when you say, “Do you remember how I taught you how to write a paragraph in Grade 7?” you will be met with a sea of blank and confused faces. At this point I bust out the “Let’s Review!” PowerPoint and remind them of what they did last year.
Six Amazing Websites that Make Your Writing Stronger Long writing activities are not very frequently done in class. I tend to think that my students are like me; I need the right kind of atmosphere. Writing requires time, silence and lots of inspiration. The 50 most important English proverbs The 50 most important English proverbs What are proverbs? Every culture has a collection of wise sayings that offer advice about how to live your life. These sayings are called "proverbs". How can you use proverbs to learn English? Four Different Types of Writing Styles: Expository, Descriptive, Persuasive, and Narrative Four Types of Writing A writer’s style is a reflection of his or her personality, unique voice, and way of approaching the audience and readers. However, every piece writers write is for a specific purpose—for example, writers may want to explain how something works or persuade people to agree with their point of view.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Handy Editing Checklist to Enhance Students Writing Skills April 8, 2017 Here is an excellent resource from ReadWriteThink to help students with their writing. Editing Checklist for Self and Peer Editing is a tool that allows your students to edit their writing along a number of predetermined set of criteria. They can also use it to peer-edit their peers writing.
Hero Subunit 3: Three Paragraph Essay on a Personal Hero – The Canswedian Eng... Subunit 3: Three paragraph essay on a personal hero. Ask the students to think about their personal hero, or someone they look up to. It could be a family member, singer, someone from history, whoever…It is mindblowing how many will say they don’t know. If they don’t have one – they can research.
Writing Topics Jump to navigation All online writing units are free ($0) during the pandemic. Thank you for teaching! Writing Topics Serial Taxi This EFL lesson plan is designed around Serial Taxi a short animation by Paolo Cogliati and the theme of murder mysteries. Students predict what is going to happen in a film, watch a short film and write a murder mystery. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2) Learner type: Teens and adults proofreading and editing tips General tips for proofing Read it out loud and also silently. Read it backwards to focus on the spelling of words. Read it upside down to focus on typology. Use a spell checker and grammar checker as a first screening, but don't depend on them. Have others read it.
English Lessons: 10 Writing Activities Looking for English lessons that get students writing and thinking? Here are 10 activities which help students improve several aspects of the total writing experience. Creative Writing 1 Sci-fi Students write a story about an encounter with a UFO; good picture prompt included. Five Paragraph Essay – The Boy in the Striped Pajamas – The Canswedian Englis... In a previous blog post I wrote about the three paragraph essay on a personal Hero we do in Grade 8. I encourage you all to look at Terry Fox – he is BOUND to make an impact. There is a movie as well on him. The last time we watched this movie, my co-teacher was in the back of the classroom sobbing… you know who you are.
L.I.F.T. – an effective writing-proficiency and metacognition enhancer Many years ago, as an L2 college student writer of English and French I often had doubts about the accuracy of what I wrote in my essays, especially when I was trying out a new and complex grammar structure or an idiom I had heard someone use. However, the busy and under-paid native-speaker university language assistants charged with correcting my essays rarely gave me useful feedback on those adventurous linguistic exploits of mine. They simply underlined or crossed out my mistakes and provided their correct alternative. Short Stories at East of the Web A game of Scrabble has serious consequences. - Length: 4 pages - Age Rating: PG