Presentation on theme: "Learning to write, writing to learn Ceri Jones. I use writing to … I use writing because … The biggest problem with writing is … The good thing about."— Presentation transcript:
I use writing to … I use writing because … The biggest problem with writing is … The good thing about writing is …
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
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
getting the writing habit … little but often summaries definitions questions … … and answers
Questions with «how» how long how often how many how much how old how big how likely how difficult
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)
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?
Improving and redrafting Need an example from 2C?