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  • 1. Techniques in planning the class: Seven basic questions Course: Special Topics in Grammar and Writing Teaching Instructor: Dr. Chin-Ling Merry Li Presenter: Vivian 9722607 Betty 9722609 Nov. 26th, 2008
  • 2. Q1: How can writing help my students learn their L2 better? Typical task Better task
  • 3. Q1: How can writing help my students learn their L2 better? The communicative practice in all the language skills:
  • 4. Q1: How can writing help my students learn their L2 better?
    • The benefits of the communicative practice in all the language skills:
      • Engage the students in a variety of language use
      • Use all the language skills while doing controlled writing exercises
    Consider what classroom activities will help students use new language in a meaningful way.
  • 5. Q2: How can I find enough topics?
    • The first thing we should consider:
      • How many assignments we can develop for students to explore the subject as fully as possible
  • 6. Q3: How can I help to make the subject matter meaningful?
    • Consider how to make it as meaningful as
      • possible for both the reader and the writer
    • Involve writers and readers as far as possible
      • in the communication of real meaning of the subject matter of the topics
  • 7. Q3: How can I help to make the subject matter meaningful?
  • 8. Q4: Who will read what my students write?
    • Traditional circumstance:
    Teachers correct errors in grammar and spelling. Students have seen writing as something where what they say is less important than the fact that grammar and syntax follow the rules.
  • 9. Q4: Who will read what my students write?
    • The improvement of traditional circumstance :
  • 10. Q4: Who will read what my students write?
    • Who are the readers?
  • 11. Q5: How are student going to work together in the classroom?
    • Native speaker:
  • 12. Q5: How are student going to work together in the classroom?
    • Situation 1: My Favorite Sport
  • 13. Q5: How are student going to work together in the classroom?
    • Situation 2: What is your favorite sport and why?
  • 14. Q5: How are student going to work together in the classroom?
    • Comment of this two situations
  • 15. Q5: How are student going to work together in the classroom?
    • Conclusion:
    • It does not always have to use individual activity in writing class.
    • Students can interact with each other at all point in the process: before they write, while they are writing, and after they have written.
  • 16. Q6: How much time should I give my students for their writing?
  • 17. Q6: How much time should I give my students for their writing?
  • 18. Q6: How much time should I give my students for their writing?
  • 19. Q6: How much time should I give my students for their writing?
    • Suggestions:
    • The writing class should include enough time for students to explore a topic thoroughly and to try again.
    • a. Time should not be a constraint
    • b. Reversion should not be a punishment for the writer
    • but build-in part of the writing process
  • 20. Q7: What do I do about error?
  • 21. Thank you for listening!