Talk and Write!
A Photocopyable Collection of Writing Activities
by Janet Morey and Gail Schafers
Intermediate to Advanced
Middle School, HIgh School, University, Adult
Talk and Write!
A Photocopyable Collection of Writing Activities*
There are six kinds of activities (for samples, see above):
Writing to Remember
Writing with the Five Senses
Writing Around the Holidays
Writing with Imagination
Writing Activities for Pairs and Groups
These activities have been designed to engage the students personally
and creatively, instilling in them a love of writing as they learn to
take pride in expressing themselves "on paper." While the
developing specific skills, they also have fun. They are encouraged
to "play with words," to enjoy the process, the adventure
of writing and writing well. They will work as well with native English
speakers as with ELLs.
There are 65 units. Each has two pages, a teacher's page and a photocopyable
student handout. The teacher's page first states the objective of the
exercise. When materials are needed for the activity, they are listed.
Then there is a step-by-step explanation of what the teacher and the
students will do. Typically these steps begin with a teacher-led discussion
explaining the activity and its purpose. This is followed by pairwork
or small-group discussion. Then the handout is given to the students,
and they follow the instructions given there. Five complete lessons
are available to be printed from our website, so that you can study
them and then try them out with your class; see the links above.
* Some of the activities in this book were used in the authors' Write
for You, but they have been completely restructured.
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