Tips for Teaching

Tips for Teaching - Writing

See ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and Objectives.

Suggestions from ESLgold:

Low Beginnning

Focus on getting students to fill out forms and write simple sentences and messages
Types of Materials: Simple forms to fill out, messages and reminders, pictures to describe

High Beginning

Focus on short letters, simple descriptions and personal events
Types of Materials: Sample letters, short stories, descriptions of common situations

Low Intermediate

Focus on describing personal experience, simple essay writing, responses to issues
Types of Materials: Texts which introduce essays formats and idea generation techniques

High Intermediate

Focus on writing about and supporting opinions, narration, comparing and contrasting
Types of Materials: Texts which emphasize topic exploration and thought organization


Focus on formal styles of writing, such as term papers, proposals, research, creative skills
Types of materials: Texts which demonstrate professional writing and research skills

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16