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Students who enjoy writing outside of class are seven times more likely to write above the expected level for their age. (Clark & Teravainen, 2017)

The techniques we develop at The Writing Web make sense of the writing process. Students can apply these whenever and wherever they choose to write.

 

ADD Sentences / Paragraphs

ADD Sentences / Paragraphs ADD: Action, Dialogue and Description in narrative writing. When teaching dialogue writing, emphasise the idea that the characters would not be standing static, during the conversation.  Therefore, students have to describe what is...

Modelling Writing

Modelling Writing  How does modelling the writing process support students’ writing composition? How would we teach an alien how to bake a carrot cake? Give them an oven and train them how to use it? Give them a list of ingredients? Give them a clear and...

Name It!

Name It! This strategy can be used both as a lesson starter and to encourage students to refine their own sentences, during oral rehearsal in the whole class session.  By using texts and experiences in which students are immersed, grammar skills can be developed in...

Show Not Tell

Show Not Tell / Don’t Stop the Story Encourage students to give clues about how the character feels, rather than naming the feelings.  This gives the reader a more authentic picture in their head.  Watching film clips and noticing the behaviours associated with...

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