ESL essay writing is much easier if you follow some simple rules.
These rules will help you to avoid the complicated situations, in which you can get when you are dealing with a writing assignment in English.
The object of this activity is to have students focus more on getting words on paper, and less on worrying about punctuation, grammar, and spelling. The goal is to write as much as possible within the time limit so they can see how much that amount will increase each time the activity is completed in class.
This is a great way to help take the pressure away from ESL students when it comes to writing.
This lesson will go over some valuable activities to use in the classroom to help make essay writing a little more fun and a lot easier to understand.
Essay writing is usually not on the top of anyone's list of favorite things to do.Make changes as needed to best match students' English and writing ability.Use this fun activity to have students practice their writing skills as they race against the clock.It can be difficult to put thoughts on paper, prove a point, or create a coherent flow of ideas.Essay writing is even more difficult when it must be done in a language that is not your own.Moreover, the topics for an ESL essay are usually rather common and simple.For sure, nobody will require from you the solutions to some complex philosophical issues if you are writing in a foreign language.The first thing you will need to do is make sure your ESL students understand how an essay should be structured.Generally, it is best to introduce students to the traditional 5-paragraph essay structure: Keeping a visual of this structure will allow students to see the whole picture so they are aware of what they are working towards while writing an essay.It can be very challenging for ESL students to put their thoughts in order; therefore, it is important to introduce activities and strategies that can help make the writing process easier.The following activities can be used in the ESL classroom to help students better understand the essay writing process.