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Presentation at \"OUP Day In Morón\", at Universidad de Morón (Pcia. de Buenos Aires). Sponsored by Oxford University Press. (Oct 25, 2008).

Presentation at \"OUP Day In Morón\", at Universidad de Morón (Pcia. de Buenos Aires). Sponsored by Oxford University Press. (Oct 25, 2008).

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    • 1. Image retrieved from http://www.emich.edu/english/gsp/ Words DO Come Easy Gladys Baya Oct 25, 2008
    • 2. Who sings?
      • A lover ?
      • A student who’s been assigned a writing task ?
      • A teacher who must correct their students’ writing pieces ??
      Words don’t come easy to me… How can I find a way to make you see…? Words don’t come easy! I’m just an easy man… But my words are coming out wrong… Song: “Words” F. R. Davies (1982)
    • 3. Retrieved from: http://www.utexas.edu/features/archive/2005/writing.html
    • 4. Retrieved from: http://www.monash.edu.au/lls/llonline/writing/artdesign/writing/index.xml
    • 5. Understanding writing: MYTH or FACT?
      • The writer is alone, in a world of their own.
      • Adults are better writers than children.
      • Good writers approach writing in similar ways.
      • Feedback contributes to enhancing writing.
      • Weak writers draft and redraft. Good writers just put thoughts down on paper.
      FACT FACT MYTH MYTH MYTH
    • 6. Evaluating writing tasks (I)
      • Who ITEWSR?
      • TAWH do they write? (genre)
      • HWY do they write?
      • Who would usually DEAR this text? (audience)
      • HEERW is it going to appear?
      • How would you usually CREAT to a text like this one?
      WRITES WHAT WHY READ WHERE REACT
    • 7. Evaluating writing tasks (II)
      • ASK YOURSELF:
      • To what extent does this task help my students appreciate writing as a communication task?
      • How does it support student-writers through the writing process?
    • 8.
      • Write a friendly letter to a family member. Include the date, heading, body and closing in your letter.
      Evaluating writing tasks (III)
      • Write a thank you note to a friend. Make sure to include the date, heading, body and closing.
    • 9. Evaluating writing tasks (IV) Source: Adventures Elementary (Wetz, Ben; 2002:59)
    • 10. Evaluating writing tasks (V) Source: Top Score 1 - WORKBOOK (Kelly, Paul; 2007:45)
    • 11. Evaluating writing tasks (VI) Source: English Zone 2 (Nolasco R. and Arthur L., with Newbold D.; 2007:48)
    • 12. Evaluating writing tasks (recap)
      • The WRITER (Who? Intention?)
      • The TEXT (What? Where?)
      • The AUDIENCE (Who? Visible?)
      • Teach WRITING AS COMMUNICATION.
      • Support learners through the process.
    • 13. From Pennebaker, J.; Writing to Heal , as cited at: http://www.utexas.edu/features/archive/2005/writing.html
    • 14. Evaluating (?) writing products (I)
      • Mistakes ……………………………………
      • Correction should ………………………..
      • The teacher’s role at this stage is …………………………………………………
      • My main challenge when providing feedback on written products is …………………………………………………
    • 15. Evaluating (?) writing products (I)
      • Mistakes
      • “ A man's errors are his portals of discovery.” (James Joyce)
      • Correction
      • “ Correction does much, but encouragement does more.” (Johann von Goethe)
      • The teacher’s role at this stage
      • “ Instruction does not prevent wasted time or mistakes; and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.” (James Froude)
      • My main challenge when providing feedback on written products
      • “ All teachers are idea-rich and time-poor” (Unknown)
    • 16.  
    • 17. “ Writing is a way to share your valuable ideas with the world, rather than a way to be wrong.” Jeff Anderson
    • 18.
      • Bear the writer in mind, see the text through their e___!
      • Set p _________ , taking into account task purpose and nature.
      • If you’re teaching writing for c ____________ , do not evaluate writing as form practice.
      • Find other a ________ that read for meaning, so that you can concentrate on accuracy.
      • Be as s __________ in your approach as possible.
      Evaluating (?) writing products (II) Responding to eyes priorities communication audiences systematic
    • 19.
      • Vary your techniques, to keep student-writers m ________ and to keep testing what works best.
      • T ____ yourself!
      • Do NOT correct every single m ______ . Make a point of highlighting assets and strengths as well as problems.
      • Make sure your feedback e __________ the writers to keep writing.
      • Bear the s_______ in mind, see your feedback through their eyes!
      Responding to writing products (III) motivated Time mistake encourages students
    • 20. Retrieved from: http://insidehighered.com/var/ihe/storage/images/media/news_images/cartoons/when_writing_essays/1466096-1-eng-US/when_writing_essays.png Evaluating (?) writing products (II)
    • 21. Source: Flashlight 2 (Davies,P and Falla, T; 2007:35)
    • 22. Source: Flashlight 2 (Davies,P and Falla, T; 2007:35)
    • 23. Dear Emily Thank for your email… How are you? The name of my school is “English College”. There are forty-five students in my class, thirty boy and fifteen girl. My best friend is Jenny. I sit next to Jenny. We’ve got 15 teachers. My favourite subject English. Last year, I was at this school too. There were only twenty-five students. My favourite subject was English. My teacher was nice. My best friend Jenny. Bye for now. Polly
    • 24. Dear Emily Thank s for your email… How are you? The name of my school is “English College”. There are forty-five students in my class, thirty boy and fifteen girl . My best friend is Jenny. I sit next to Jenny. We’ve got 15 teachers. My favourite subject English. Last year, I was at this school too. There were only twenty-five students. My favourite subject was English. My teacher was nice. My best ??? friend Jenny. Bye for now. Polly GOOD JOB, POLLY!
    • 25. Celebrating writing lessons (I) Images selected from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPRM2ZXyrS0
    • 26. Celebrating writing lessons (II) Images selected from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPRM2ZXyrS0
    • 27. Celebrating writing lessons (III) Images selected from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPRM2ZXyrS0
    • 28.  
    • 29. Thanks for having joined me today! Gladys http://www.pageflakes.com/gladysbaya [email_address]