Adrian Tennant presents a series of articles about teaching writing, including techniques and strategies, plus practical teaching tips.
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Writing is a process. Good writers plan what they will write, come up with ideas, draft, revise and edit. Students don’t! This article will give some practical ideas for how students can be taught to become good writers.
In the first of two articles on types of writing, Adrian Tennant focuses on short texts such as messages, notes, instructions and notices. Although these kinds of text are read and written on a regular basis, they are often neglected despite being extremely common in everyday life.
This is the fourth article looking at writing. In this article we take a look at what is meant by creative writing and why it can be a useful tool in helping improve our students’ writing skills and overall level of English.
Accuracy in written work is important, but how can we help our students to become accurate writers? In this article, Adrian Tennant tries to answer these questions and provides some practical activities that focus on accuracy.
Most teachers have heard of fluency in terms of speaking, but what does it mean when applied to writing? In this article we examine the concept of fluency in writing.
This is the first in a series of articles by Adrian Tennant looking at various aspects of teaching writing. The first article takes a look at getting started with writing practice and examines why students often find writing difficult.
Jackie McAvoy provides some useful tips for integrating writing into your English lessons.