22 Jan 2017

Ideas for writing skills

Hi there,
writing is a difficult activity for primary students but it is a skill that they have to practise. But, how can we reinforce this skill  so that students feel that they are improving their structures?
First of all, I would recommend to give surprising topics to them. Here you have some ideas:
  1. Imagine that you become smaller as Alice in Wonderland's character. Now tell about what happen the day you become smaller. What do you do? Where do you go? Do you ask for some help? Start like this: The day I become smaller I want to be a .......because......
  2. Imagine your teacher surprises the class. Tell about what is the surprise and if you like it or not. Start like this: My teacher has a surprise for us. I can imagine what is that surprise....
  3. Write about a first day of school (it can be your very first day at the high school or it can be the first day of a particular year or it can be a fictional first day).Dive into the emotions you feel as well as what you think that year will be.
  4. You bump into a genie and it offers to grant you three wishes. What are your wishes and why?
  5. You are a little bug. What are you? What do you eat? Where do you live? What do you do?
Next, give some guides and examples to them so that they feel confident writing basic structures. Remind them to follow a basic structure: subject+verb+complements.

After that and when the teacher has corrected writings, encourage your students to read their compositions in front of a peer, group or audience. 

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