The challenges in teaching creative writing as a second language to middle school children Writing is one of the languages skills that is very important to be mastered in learning English as a foreign language. According to (Sokolik, 2003). Writing is a combination of process and production, process refers to the steps and ideas we go through to produce it and production is the final piece of the writing according to (Zhang & Chen, 1989). Writing is a comprehension skill that incorporates grammar, vocabulary, conception and other parts of the language. By developing the writing skill it will help young learners have a bright future in their further studies.
Writing is one the most important skills which needs enough practice. Teaching writing in an effective way is one of the most important life- long skills that teachers impart to their students. Thus, teachers must be sensitive to choose resources and materials that not only lead them in teaching how to write, but that will also be the most effective in helping their students
This shows that the instructor values the basic writing mechanics because it is necessary for us to be able to succeed as professional writers. Another thing strongly emphasized in the syllabus is using writing and journaling to develop critical thinking skills. Again, in the “English 1110 Outcomes Statement”, number two talks about integrating your on ideas with the ideas of others to create your arguments as well as be able to utilize texts
Introduction: Reading is beneficial in acquiring language, according to Harmer, “ The more you read, the better you get at it” (Harmmer, 2007). This means reading is a significant skill that students should practice in daily life because it will support them in being more intelligent by having a lot of input, improve their language and construct their vocabulary as well as it will help them in their careers (Harmmer, 2007). Teachers should consider reading as an important skill and try to scaffold students in simple and fun way to make students feel interested to learn. In this paper I am going to analyze my MST`s reading lesson that I observed during my teaching practice to see what worked with her students and what did not work as well
The Importance of Teacher feedback in Students’ Writing Improvement Writing is an important skill contributing to the student’s language learning. However, learning how to write is not easy because writing is considered the most difficult skill to acquire. According to Zacharia (2005), it requires having a certain amount of L2 background knowledge about rhetorical organization, appropriate language use or specific lexicon with which they want to communicate their ideas. Therefore, the teachers have to make an effort to help students enhance their writing skill and increase their motivation to accomplish the writing task. One of the most useful techniques to help student develop writing skill is giving feedback.
The strategies are the prerequisites for the learners use it when they are read, think, listen...etc. The strategy is kind of the mental operations (conscious and subconscious), utilize by the students while they read or examining in the language learning conditions (O’Malley, 1990; McDonough, S., 2006). These strategies are the operations which help the readers to know what they are performing and to manage the reading situations and also, to capture data and information. A strategy is a tool for correcting mistakes and wrong thinking, which help the-the readers to solve their problems for the reason to reach fully understanding and better comprehension of the written text (Grabe, W., 2009: Abbott, M., 2010). The strategy is the mental operations which help the readers to ease up the reading situation and connect the meaning with the written forms or symbols (Tarnraporn 2010; Abersoldand Field 2000).
From the lesson, I learned that teaching writing in kindergarten requires a lot of modeling. Learners need to see correct letter formation, the spacing between words, writing left to right, and how to reference resources to spell tricky words. I also learned that students are motivated to do their best writing skills when they are going to share their writing with the class. I never realized how important it was for students to be able to share what they have written. Students enjoy “showing off” their
Reading extensively involves giving learners the option of choosing their texts and reading at their own speed. For many it is a more pleasurable way of reading. In using this method, a teacher has the important role of influencing learners to read by introducing them to either simplified or unsimplified text, depending on their reading level. Most importantly, teachers need to ensure that learners understand the beneficial aspects of reading extensively. By helping them set realistic goals and familiarizing them with various types of texts, learners will enhance their word recognition and, as a result, experience more pleasure out of reading without having to constantly stop reading due to lack of
Having successfully done so I will then utilise ‘Shared writing’, consulting the children for ideas “Children volunteer parts of the story and the teacher writes it down on a flipchart or whiteboard, thus modelling the writing conventions.” Followed by Guided writing, in which the children would work in small groups or pairs, using their framework to plan their writing.Where appropriate, I may have the opportunity to conduct mini lessons, helping them to develop a stronger understanding of the genre “that help the students learn to draft, revise, and edit their writing.” Having worked with both the teacher and in pairs or groups, the children are enabled to write individually, in which they create a first draft, asking teacher/group members questions if need be, and proof read & check it with their partner prior to creation of a final draft. Finally, the children are enabled to present their work to audience by means of author’s chair, highlighting
When practicing the i-Think maps, learners get the idea and keywords to write. Eppler (2006) claims that the maps shown the positive effects on students learning in many kinds of conditions in the classroom. The pupils feel more motivate when they can start to improve their writing.They become more confident in writing. As a result, thinking maps encourage pupils to love writing in English. Paxman, Christina G (2011) claims that the students that use the mapping will be more prepare in speech and become more confident in the stage performance.