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Writing skills lesson plans

A brilliant bank of writing lesson plans, worksheets and teaching ideas from our expert authors.

Resources for teaching writing in the classroom. These lesson plans and materials are appropriate for general English classes, for Exams classes, for EAP and for all types of English.

Writing skills lesson plans

  • Writing skills: advertising

    Author: Jackie McAvoy Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes

    To raise awareness of the type of language used in advertising.

  • Writing skills: news story

    Author: Jackie McAvoy Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes

    To help students produce writing with a higher occurrence of lexical variation, complex sentences and appropriate use of passive structures.

  • Writing skills: Letter of complaint

    Author: Jackie McAvoy Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes

    To encourage the use of phrases which express attitude and emotion in a factual letter.

  • Writing skills: Cause and effect

    Author: Lexy Holt Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes

    To bring attention to the need for lexical variation in a good essay and to increase range of cause and effect phrases and topic related vocabulary.

  • Writing skills: Fables

    Author: Jackie McAvoy Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes

    An enjoyable one-/two-hour lesson as a basis for writing a fable. Students produce an original fable, using narrative target language.

  • Writing skills: Mini saga

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes

    Students learn about mini sagas and try to write one themselves.

  • Writing skills: statistical report

    Author: Jackie McAvoy Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Teaching notes

    To teach and practise language relevant to writing a statistical report

  • Writing skills: formal and informal writing

    Author: Jackie McAvoy Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Teaching notes

    To enable students to break down the different features of formal and informal English by working through a step-by-step text transformation at their own pace.

  • Writing skills: Thinking about writing

    Author: Adrian Tennant Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes

    This lesson looks at a few techniques for ‘thinking’ about writing. There are 3 tasks: brainstorming, loop writing and speed writing.

  • Writing: A class or company newsletter

    Author: Karen Richardson Type: General lesson plan

    In this lesson by Karen Richardson, students work collaboratively to produce a class newsletter.

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