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1 Learning to write, writing to learn Ceri Jones

2 I use writing to … I use writing because … The biggest problem with writing is … The good thing about writing is …

3 How does writing aid learning? Writing involves a different kind of mental process. There is more time to think, to reflect, to prepare, to rehearse, to make mistakes and find alternative and better solutions. (Jim Scrivener) Writing, by its nature, requires more thought. Not only that, it exists in time, unlike speech, which unless you record it, is elusive. Anything written, therefore, is available for review and correction. (Scott Thornbury) writing helps students process language there is a visible, tangible product

4 What was going on? interpreting meaning negotiating meaning discussing text organisation making choices about lexis, syntax, grammar, style, register etc. How did you feel? challenged frustrated bored engaged interested

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8 getting the writing habit … little but often summaries definitions questions … … and answers

9 Questions with «how» how long how often how many how much how old how big how likely how difficult

10 Reading and writing students write the questions answer each others questions correct each others questions use the same questions again as a warmer in the next lesson (works with T/F statements too)

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12 Working with a model Underline any similarities with carnival in your hometown Make a list of differences Underline five phrases in the text you can use in yours

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14 Questioning the question Describe one of your favourite pastimes. Explain why you like it and recommend it to other people. Describe: What? Where? When? Why? Who? Explain: How? Why? Recommend: Why? Where? When? With who?

15 Improving and redrafting Need an example from 2C?

16 Speaking and writing The alphabet game

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24 I use writing to … I use writing because … The biggest problem with writing is … The good thing about writing is …

25 W is for words Scary Movies Workshops/Learning to write, writing to


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