Writing & Grammar

Writing Skills

Outlines

Previewing Thesis statement: the sentence where we write about the main ideas of a piece of writing Structure of an essay (five paragraph essay): Introductory Paragraph attention grabber (create interest/Why is the essay imporant?) thesis statement (for the whole...

Writing for Beginners

Where to Start You may wonder where to start learning or teaching how to write in English. One strategy is to take a simple writing prompt and break it down into the questions which will help create a paragraph. As a teacher, it might be helpful to think of these...

Writing Practice

Writing Practice: Holidays

What is the most important (or biggest) holiday in your country? Describe it in detail. What do you do for the holiday? What makes it important? How long is it? What are the traditional foods? Be as detailed as possible.   If you live in a different country now,...

Writing Practice: Amazing Animals

Search the internet for an amazing story of an animal. For example, a story of a talking animal or an animal who saved someone. Read and summarize the story in at least eight sentences. Find a video and pictures if possible. Be ready to talk about your amazing animal...

Daily Writings

Writing every day can help you improve your English production and confidence. Daily writing should focus on these points and less on grammar. Write daily as a way also to practice grammar and vocabulary you have learned recently. Limit yourself to exactly eight...

Debate

Self-driving Cars

Lessons Introduction: Driverless Cars of Greenwich Listening: Ethical Dilemmas Listening: Practical Application   Examples of Driverless Cars

Debate Format

Preparation You will be given an issue to debate in the next class. You should research all sides of the issue. You will not be told which side you will have to debate. Making outlines of all sides of the issue will help you organize your thoughts. You may use the...