8. Integrating Writing Into Your Lessons

Combined reading and writing lessons work so well together. As Kerka says, writing provides the opportunity for the learner to develop his or her ideas on a topic. Writing about a reading assignment allows the learner to think that assignment through. It also gives you a ready-made topic on which to write. Integrating Writing Into the Classroom (www.glencoe.com/sec/teachingtoday/
subject/int_writing.phtml
) describes a number of ways in which to combine reading and writing lessons together.

It is not likely that your learner will become a notable author or discover a previously untapped talent. But all of us need writing in our daily lives, and being able to use writing effectively is something that will strengthen your learner's spirit to continue. Writing tasks should be applicable to daily life: lists, letters to teachers or friends, or complaints to stores or landlords are all immediately useful. But there is a little bit of poet lurking in everyone's soul.

Summary

All of us require writing skills in our daily lives. Not being able to write coherently affects the life of your student as strongly as not being able to read fluently. Writing involves both small-motor skills and creative skills, which can add to the difficulty in developing writing skills. In addition, most learners are worried about their lack of spelling and grammar capabilities. Separating the writing process into its three phases: pre-writing, writing, and post-writing will assist your learner to focus on the communication skills. Realizing that revision is a separate step can open up the process to allow for a flow of ideas. The Language Experience Approach is very useful in showing that the communication of ideas is completed by the combined skills of reading and writing.

In the next unit, you will learn to assess your student's skills and create lesson plans to help her reach her goals.


11 comments:

Queen Of My Castle said...

I love the fact that not only method was discussed in this section. Our program encourages the Language Experience however journaling seems just as hopeful.

lillian said...

The emphasis on free writing is great. Students often get bogged down in planning and don't get to putting words on paper.

Lynn said...

Three steps - words, comprehension, writing.

neg said...

I am new to this but I doubt our learners want to learn much about papers and essays. I would think they wanted to learn basic writing like letters, checks and work related items.

Kenneth Zen Bodhi said...

Great concepts and will certainly include when I start tutoring.

MuddyPaws said...

It is helpful to review effective writing strategies for adult learners. Also, that we can change the way our students see themselves and the world around them.(Transformational Learning)

Angelina Jordan said...

You are just too true to be good. How do you manage to write and research on such wonderful things? You have inspired me to work harder now. You have discussed the whole process in well maintained way, Thanks. someone writing

Wallace West said...

I can't say I enjoy writing as much after UOP, journal writing from time to helps me not hurt others feelings and let out some stress but essays/papers can get to me. But it's nice to have some to that I remember and some I can apply to future writing and teaching.

Ronald Demos said...

Every one of us require writing skills in our day by day lives. Not having the capacity to compose lucidly influences the life of your understudy as emphatically as not having the capacity to peruse smoothly. Writing includes both little engine skills and imaginative skills, which can add to the trouble in creating writing skills. Also, most learners are agonized over their absence of spelling and sentence structure abilities.By using the best essay writing service you can improve writing.

Regina Cook said...

Completed, 6/10/16.

MSTATEN said...

Great! Making the student feel comfortable in their abilities is key and then its our job as the tutor to continue to make them feel comfortable while building their skills. These steps to do so are very helpful, even for myself.