When do we start teaching our students writing?
Starting from Junior classes Starting from A senior Starting from D class
Can writing be taught or is it a talent?
Its a talent. It can be taught.
What types of writing do we teach our students?
notesmessageslettersemailsarticlesstories discursive diary entry
What do we focus on more? The process or the product?
The process. The product. Both.
How do we teach the process?
Understanding the topic
Plan and organisation
Language awarenessAdjectives vocabularyComplex sentencesOpening / Closing formulae (register)Use of tensesLinking words
Getting preparedPreparation for the final writing Optional tasks?
Same type of writing ? Same or different theme?
Types of writing & Themes
One theme on one type of writing. One theme on different types of writing. One type of writing on different themes.
NEW POWER 1PostcardScrapbook entryEmailPoster with textArticle
NEW POWER 2EmailArticleLetterStory ProjectAccountProfile
NEW POWER 3NoteLetterPostcardEmailArticleStoryText MessageEntry for a TV guide
NEW POWER 4Letter informalStoryArticleLetter formalDiary entryEmail
NEW POWER 5Letter informal EmailArticleLetter formalEssayStoryCompositionReportLetter to the editorReviewLetter of application
NEW POWER 6Letter informal EssayLetter formalStoryLetter to an advice columnEmail ReportArticle Letter to the editorComposition
To give the more confident students extra work.To use the topics for revision.
Assessment criteria ContentOrganisationRange of structure & vocabulary links Register & format Target reader