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This is my presentation for the workshop on teaching writing techniques at schools and universities. The presentation includes worksheets as well.

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  • 1. TeachingTechniquesRuhiyye MahmudovaIsmayilli Secondary School #1Azerbaijan

2. A Word is just a bunch of letters and soundsA Sentence is just a bunch of wordsA Paragraph is just a bunch of sentencesAn Essay is just a bunch of paragraphsTeaching Techniques 3. BrainstormingTeaching Techniques 4. BrainstormingWhy does writing matter?Why do we write?Should we teach our studentswriting?Do they really need to be taughtwriting?Is writing easy? Why? Why not?Teaching Techniques 5. Writing GenresDescriptive PoetryOriginal short storiesPersonal narrativesStory scriptsAdvertisementsBook and moviereviewsLetters to the editorPersuasive essaysPersuasive lettersTeaching TechniquesExpositoryJournalsand lettersPersuasiveNarrativeAlphabet booksAutobiographiesDirections, EssaysPosters, ReportsSummariesCharacter sketches, Comparisons,Descriptive essays, DescriptivesentencesFound poemsAcrostic poemsColor poemsFree verse Haiku I Am poemsPoems for two voicesBusiness lettersE-mail messagesFriendly lettersLearning logsPersonal journals 6. Teaching TechniquesSteps in 7. Planning ContentThinking about a topic, setting anidea, brainstorming and planningTeaching Techniques 8. Teaching Techniques 9. Teaching TechniquesRevisingReworking andorganizationof details 10. Student Paper RevisingTask: Holidays are celebrated inmany different ways. Choose aholiday from your country that isimportant to you. Explain when it iscelebrated, what people do, whatthey eat, and what they might makefor this holiday.Teaching Techniques 11. The New Year in my country its in January, first.The people do in this day some people go to visittheir family,They ate tamales in the noon with their family.Some people like to go to the beach with their familyor with friends.I dont have mor idea meabe nex time I do.WalterTeacher Comments: This sounds like a great day. I wouldlike to know more about this holiday. Can you say whatcountry you are talking about? What else do the people eatwith their families? What do the people do at the beach?Tell me more.!Teaching Techniques 12. Writing MechanicsWhen you have revised apiece of writing for itscontent, you are ready tocheck it for its accuracy.This is called editing, andincludes checkinggrammar, spelling,punctuation andcapitalization.Teaching Techniques 13. While reviewing andcorrecting spelling,grammar, capitalizationand punctuation use theCOPS methodTeaching Techniques 14. N e w Y e a r C e l e b r a t i o n i n m y c o u n t r yAu t h o r Na m e ____Ti gu bu ______________________________________Ta s k : New Year Holiday is celebrated in many different ways. Write about New Year celebrationsin your country. Explain when it is celebrated, what people do, what they eat, and what they mightmake for this holiday.Teaching TechniquesI l i k e cel ebr a t e m ycou n t r y New Yea r .My con t r y cel ebr a t e n ewYea r Sebt eber 12.Peopl e d o d r i n ck beersod a . Th e g o n i g h t cl eb.Th e ea t d i f fer en t ca yn dfood . Th e t a k e ea ch a t h erTh ey h a ppy. Th ey m a k el i k e sof t Br a d ver y ver yBi g d ei sh es food . Th eycook d er o wea t .Wh y t h e h ol i d a yi m por t a n t . Becou seNew Yea r . Ver y Ver yi m por t a n t h l i d a yNew Yea r t o m u ch peopl eh a ppy. 15. Teaching Techniques 16. Teaching Techniques 17. Error CorrectingTeaching Techniques 18. Error CorrectingN e w Y e a r C e l e b r a t i o n i n m y c o u n t r yAu t h o r Na m e ____Ti gu bu ______________________________________Ta s k : New Year Holiday is celebrated in many different ways. Write about New Year celebrationsin your country. Explain when it is celebrated, what people do, what they eat, and what they mightmake for this holiday.Teaching TechniquesI l i k e cel ebr a t e m ycou n t r y New Yea r .My con t r y cel ebr a t e n ewYea r Sebt eber 12.Peopl e d o d r i n ck beersod a . Th e g o n i g h t cl eb.Th e ea t d i f fer en t ca yn dfood . Th e t a k e ea ch a t h erTh ey h a ppy. Th ey m a k el i k e sof t Br a d ver y ver yBi g d ei sh es food . Th eycook d er o wea t .Wh y t h e h ol i d a yi m por t a n t . Becou seNew Yea r . Ver y Ver yi m por t a n t h l i d a yNew Yea r t o m u ch peopl eh a ppy.Insert word ^ , possessive sspelling (sp), subject/verbagreement (S/VA)spelling (sp), insert word ^spelling (sp)spelling (sp), insert word ^spelling (sp), lower case (lc),insert comma ^lower case (lc), ? (dero weatEthiopian dish)insert word ^, change punct(pnc), spelling (sp)delete punctuation (del),lower case (lc)insert punctuation ^, wordchoice (wc) 19. Teaching TechniquesEvaluationThe purpose of anevaluation essay isto demonstrate theoverall quality (orlack thereof) of aparticular product. 20. Teaching Techniques 21. In fo r m a l Es s a y R u b r i cAuthor Name: ____________________Date: ___________________________Features Expert Accomplished Capable BeginnerQuality ofwritingTeaching Techniques Piece wasComments:written in anextraordinarystyle andvoice Veryinformativeand wellorganized Piece waswritten in aninterestingstyle and voice Somewhatinformativeand organized Piece hadlittle style orvoice Gives somenewinformationbut poorlyorganized Piece had nostyle or voice Gives no newinformationand verypoorlyorganizedGrammar,Usage andMechanicsVirtually no spelling,punctuation orgrammatical errorsFew spelling,punctuation errors,minor grammaticalerrorsA number of spelling,punctuation andgrammatical errorsSo many spelling,punctuation orgrammatical errorsthat it interfereswith the meaning. 22. Teaching TechniquesEx p o s i t o r y Es s a y R u b r i cAuthor Name: ________________Date: ______________________Comments:Excellent4ptsGood 3pts Fair 2 pts Poor 1 ptsIntroduction The introductiondoes an excellentjob of hooking thereader into theessay. It includesthe thesis andpreviews mainpoints.The introductionsimply statestopic, has thesisand previews mainpoints, but doesnot hook readerwell.Introduction isfunctional but notexceptional. Mayhave thesis, butdoes not previewmain pointsIntroduction veryweak, does nothave thesis orpreview of mainpoints. Onlypreviews topic.ThesisStatementThesis is presentand clear withthree reasons thatsupport theprompt.Thesis is presentand clearly writtenwith some reasonsthat support theprompt.Thesis is presentbut doesn't includereasons thatsupport theprompt.Thesis is notpresent or is notclearSupportingdetailsEach detailsupports, or tellsmore about thetopic. follow upsentences provideadditional support.Each detailsupports the mainidea but there areno follow upsentences.Some of thedetails support themain idea, butthere are somethat do not.The details do notsupport the mainidea.Logical order The essay isdeveloped in alogical orderappropriate to thewriter's purposeand readersneeds.Most of the essayis presented in alogical order, andreaders shouldhave little troublefollowing thesupporting details.The writerattempts todevelop the essayin a logical order,but some of theessay may bepresented in anorder readers mayfind confusing.The supportingdetails within theessay as a wholeare not developedin a logical order.Grammar andmechanicsThe paragraphcontains no errors inusage, spelling, andmechanics.The paragraphcontains 1 or 2 errorsin usage, spelling andmechanics.The paragraphcontains 3 to 5 errorsin usage, spelling andmechanics.The paragraphcontains 6 or moreerrors in usage,spelling andmechanics.Style Writer makesexcellent use of style,using imagery andjuicy words.Writer makes goodattempt at exploringstyle, using imageryand juicy words.Writer has littleattempt at individualstyle, leaving writingdry and boringWriter has no attemptat personal style,leaving writing verybland.Conclusion The conclusions doesan excellent job ofsumming up orrestating the topic andtieing the detailstogether.The conclusion sumsup the topic, byrestating it, but itdoes tie the detailstogether.There is an attemptat a conclusion, but itdoesn't restate thetopic or tie the detailstogether.There is noconclusion the essayjust ends withoutsumming up orrestating the topic. Itdoesn't tie the detailstogether. 23. Why to publish???Teaching Techniques 24. Teaching Techniques 25. Good Luck!!!PatiencePatiencePatience Contact Info:Ruhiyye Mahmudovaruhiyye-79@mail.ru