Completing these reports involved a good deal of work. With all the grades we learned and discussed helpful vocabulary. Return to journal index and home page. The children range in age from 7 to 11 years old and range in level of English proficiency from newly arrived and virtually no English, to those that has reached a low intermediate level according to our own school assessment.
Harmer, p 96, Paul, p 96 It is not surprising that within our context, the ESL students have expressed frustration and discouragement when having to write in their mainstream classrooms.
This means the teacher is attentive to when whole class, small group or individual instruction is needed. A basic premise of the FSWC approach is that the skill of writing is learned by writing.
First Steps Third Edition materials are made up of four interwoven strands of literacy: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Viewing, which symbolise the interrelatedness of literacy learning. These sobs sounded like tears of agony. You could also ask the students to reduce the texts, to edit them, concentrating on the most important information.
Peer and teacher feedback on any writing attempt needs to honour the genuine communicative attempt that has been made, and suggestions should be offered in positive and constructive ways. A teacher isn't the only one who can assess a writing sample.
I found the recount frameworks the most helpful tool of the whole FSWC program. To add to this they don't know how to achieve the desired results.