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Handwriting & Writing Prepared By Sarah Al-Aydi Mai Al-Wahaidi Mabrouka Abu Taema
IntroductionIntroduction Language Skills Writing The importance of writing Handwriting VS Writing Quotes
Language Skills Main Skills Reading Writing Listening Speaking Sub skills Pronunciation Spelling Grammar Vocabulary
Writing is a method of representing thoughts, ideas, opinions through language in visual or tactile form.
Why Do We Teach Writing? ► It guides Ss to express themselves and to translate their thoughts. ► It enables Ss to Communicate with others (e-mail, letters) ► It develops Ss language skills.
♣ P erceptual- psychomotor domain. ♣ It might be purely an art form. ♣ It can be a functional tool. Handwriting ♣ Cognitive Domain. ♣ Synthetic Objective ♣ It follows certain steps and aims at expressing a point. Writing
Quotes “Teach them to think and read and talk with self- repression, and they will write because they cannot help it. “ Anne Sullivan “It is perfectly okay to write garbage – as long as you edit brilliantly.” “ All writing is a process of elimination.“ Martha Albrand
Handwriting and Writing in English for Palestine
Writing Stages according to the level Explanation GradeStage ☻ Exercises focus on teaching students how to write letters correctly and words about pictures (Handwriting) 1-21 st ☻ Exercises concentrate in writing complete short sentences by answering questions or a picture. 4-31 st ☻ Students learn to describe pictures and to write long sentences They learn to follow simple punctuation rules (comma, fullstop, etc). 5-62 nd ☻ Ss learn to write paragraphs, letters (informal-formal). The Exercises develop paragraphs’ structure (topic sentences, coherence..etc) 7-102 nd ☻ Ss learn to write essays, letters(formal-informal), advanced punctuation. 11-123rd
Handwriting Skills involve Holding the pencil in the right way. Matching between the sight and the hand’s movement. Getting used to legible handwriting. Differentiation between capital and small letters. Writing from left to right. Lower Levels PageUnitGrade 4781
Handwriting skills focus here on the legible handwriting. The correct format of words, sentences, letters paragraphs and (leaving spaces, margin, etc) Higher Levels Handwriting Skills involve PageUnitGrade 3787
Writing Exercises’ models Sufficiency They enable Ss to write about the given tasks. The examples suit the Ss Stages. They are presented in different ways. Sufficient Examples The different tasks in the unit facilitate the writing exercise( reading passages & picture)
Variety of Exercises Fill the gaps Order sentences Write a short paragraph Describe a picture Answer WH Q then write a paragraph Complete the table then write Summarize Follow the given model (letters) Oder a story then write a paragraph
Uninteresting Topic in E4P Writing Exercises ☼ Some of E4P writing exercises require Ss to write about topics that don’t attract their interest. ☼ The disinterest may results from 1- Boring Topics 2- Topics that are out of the students’ scope of interest. 3-The continues repetition of some points(letters- comma’s usage)
Writing Exercises and Themes ▓ Relating the tasks mostly to the unit’s\lesson’s themes especially in the upper levels ◙ Such strategy enables Ss to collect ideas, vocabularies and expressions from the unit and its themes which facilitates the writing process ◙ This also relates their ability to do the task to the previous given information. English for Palestine’s writing exercises are characterized by:.
Problems and Suggestions in E4P’s Writing Tasks
Why do students find difficulty in writing? Teachers tend to ignore writing exercises. The undesired mixture between writing and other skills’ tasks. Lack of application in schools. The absence of constructive feedback.
How can we teach writing effectively? Extra excises. Further Application of the tasks in Ss daily life. Constructive feedback. Productive interaction between teachers and their students. Visual aid methods. Email, blogs and facebook usage.