Category: Teach Writing

Seven Steps to Teach Summary Writing

Although teaching summarizing is a valuable strategy and competency but it is one of the hardest strategies for students to grasp and one of the hardest strategies for you to teach. Can you imagine your students succeeding in school without being able to break down content into manageable small brief pieces? We ask students to […]

Basic Ideas and Techniques for Teaching the Four Language Skills

The four skills of language learning are Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. They are four capabilities that allow an individual to comprehend, produce and use the language in effective interpersonal communication. They are most often acquired in the order of listening first, then speaking, then possibly reading and writing. Listening and reading are called receptive skills because learners do not […]

Understanding Teaching Early Writing Check

In general, the teacher should go through the following three stages when teaching writing to ESL/EFL adult learners: 1. Pre-Writing Stage: Introduce the topic, discuss a picture, a table or any other prompt for writing. Provide ideas, words, and patterns to help students in writing. Explain the task itself specifying certain organization of the composed […]

How to Reduce Students’ Writing Anxiety

Many learners experience some kind of anxiety in relation to writing. This anxiety about writing is not necessarily all negative. A certain amount of anxiety may indicate that the learners are concerned about doing well and this may provide some motivation for their performance. But too much anxiety will inhibit performance, and this is where […]