Objectives: In this unit you will
- Understand that writing is a process
- Recognize the three steps of the writing process: pre-writing, writing, and post-writing
- Become familiar with appropriate techniques to develop your learner's writing skills
Estimated time for completing this section: 3 hours
In the previous module, Teaching Reading to Adults, the final activity was the Language Experience Approach. This combines reading and writing, and is a useful method of not only developing reading skills but also beginning to understand the writing process. At first, when you and your student share a Language Experience, you will write what she tells. Later, as she grows more confident and skilled, she can write as well.
Many of the reading comprehension strategies and the vocabulary and word recognition skills that the beginning reader develops will improve if the reader is also writing questions and summaries, new words and their definitions. Writing down the sight words as the list grows will help the learner to recognize them over time. These two skills reinforce each other.
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