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  • 1. Process Writingfor Composition Success Or “Keeping your Head above Water”
  • 2. About us and the topic we chose: Susan Joyce, American, published author-book writer, publisher for Peel Productions, Inc. “ Information+ Imagination_______________________GREAT CREATION” Gabriela Gaione, Uruguayan, EFL teacher, amateur writer “Writing comes from the soul”
  • 3. Why improve writing in EFL? Evidence indicates that Ss are not getting good results in the writing skill- hence INSPECCIÓN de INGLÉS suggested this topic was critical this year It is a requirement in all EFL syllabi It is an academic and social need It is a market labor need It is an integral part of a whole education
  • 4. Writing Identifies
  • 5. Writing identifies, communicates and reminds
  • 6. Writing Communicates and reminds
  • 7. Writing Satisfies a requirement
  • 8. Writing Promotes introspection
  • 9. Writing Communicates, recombines and allows introspection
  • 10. Writing May exemplify what is known as aesthetic creativity
  • 11. Non linguistic knowledgethat we use for writing - Grabe andKaplan reference world background knowledge memory emotion perception intention logical arrangement situation
  • 12. A model of text structure -Grabe andKaplan 1996 Fig 3.1 text structure SURFACE L DEEP Sentential syntax E semantic X I textual cohesion C coherence O N
  • 13. Analysis of Writing byGrabe and Kaplan 1996
  • 14. P92 4.1 Flower and Hayes- - - - writing process model T ask envir onment T he rhetor ical problem T ext pr oduced so farG T opicE AudienceN exigencyERA Planning translation ReviewingT Or ganizing EvaluatingI Goal setting EditingNG
  • 15.  Process.gif http:// faculty hughes/ Wr iting/T heWritingProces s.gif
  • 16. RSVP- How to respond to SS’ writingTESOL tips Comments on the margin on content Questions in the margin on content Sum-up comments at the end of the composition  Include good news  Be short  Focus on one or two- taught aspects Conference Include peer advice Use correction codes Share criteria and if possible create rubrics with your students before the writing takes place-
  • 17. Some TESOL strategies for successfulwriting- Copying Dictation Dictocomp Note- taking Speed writing In – class essays Form filling
  • 18. ABC brainstorm- link – list -combine
  • 19. Order, edit and proof-read
  • 20. P 38 Grabe and KaplanSome questions to reflect upon: What is a text? How may texts be examined as product? How may texts be analyzed as process? How may product and process be viewed as reflecting an Interactive model? How do process and product issues embed themselves within a coherent interpretation of wider social contexts for writing? What types of texts do we want learners to produce? What do these issues suggest for writing instruction in the classroom?
  • 21. Bibliography & LINKS  Grabe, W. & Kaplan, R.B. Theory and Practice of Writing- An Applied Linguistics Perspective -1996 -Longman  Scarpa, S. Cursos de Sensibilización para Docentes del Plan 1996 Febrero Marzo 2001- Cuadernos de la ANEP  Snow, D. More than a Native Speaker- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc-2006  Tribble, C. Writing 1996 Oxford University Press –  Ur, P.A Course in Language Teaching 1999 Cambridge University Press
  • 22. Thank you!Susan and Gabriela