Is writing a simple act of organizing words on a piece of paper? No, writing is more than that. Writing is thinking. So the question for teachers is, how do we get students learning English to think? One way is to ask students to summarize and analyze.
Summarize and Analyze
I find students learning English respond well to a writing lesson based on an interesting video. English writing lessons that ask students to read a piece and respond with a summary and analysis is okay; I use that teaching technique occasionally with higher level classes.
For most classes, I make sure the syllabus…
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