[RELO] Making Students Write

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[RELO] Making Students Write

  1. 1. MAKINGSTUDENTS WRITEEdison Santacruz, PUCE Quito (with Stephanie Hanson Senior English Language Fellow)
  2. 2. Input/ Output Theory O Input  L2 data learner receives O Intake  L2 data learner comprehends O Output  what learner produces2
  3. 3. MY TEN IMPORTANT WORDS
  4. 4. Your firstsWhen was the first FOLLOW UPtime you … QUESTIONSO kissed somebody of Where? the opposite sex? Who with?O rode a bike? What color?O smoked? How?
  5. 5. And lastsWhen was the last time you FOLLOW - UP… QUESTIONSO got angry?O cooked?O fell in love?O swam in the ocean?
  6. 6. FAMILYO What are the talents in your family?O What does your family enjoy doing together?O What is the best way to punish a child?O …
  7. 7. Offering adviceO I am 15 and I want to have cosmetic surgery on my nose.O I’m an only child and I’d like my parents to stop overprotecting me.O I am 14 and my sister is always taking my things.
  8. 8. Use imagesO My favorite family reunion
  9. 9. Photo Album RemembrancesLook at your photo album and remember:O What games did you use to play?O Where did you use to spend your afternoons?O Who were your best friends?O Which event would you like to relive?O INTERVIEW
  10. 10. COMPARE THEM
  11. 11. Look at the photograph and remember some facts
  12. 12. MUSIC, HUMOR, NATURE
  13. 13. Using Poetry / Imagery
  14. 14. Mind foodChoose an option in each question and be ready to explain your selection.1. Which provokes more thought? a. A window b. A door2. Which takes more space? a. A frown b. A smile3. Which costs more? a. Popularity b. Aloneness4. Which is heavier? a. A mountain b. A mistake5. Which is weaker? a. A spider web b. A promise
  15. 15. HOW WOULD YOU COMPLETE THIS POEM?O Do more than belong: _______________ Do more than care: _______________ Do more than believe: _______________ Do more than be fair: _______________ Do more than forgive: _______________ Do more than dream: _______________
  16. 16. DO MOREO Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.O By William Arthur Ward
  17. 17. CROSSOVERHow would you answer these questions?O What is the sound of war?O What is the flavor of happiness?O What is the texture of fear?O What is the smell of laughter?O What is the fabric of wishes? Why?
  18. 18. No more boring adjectivesO Write about a possession of yours or a place you find unique. Tell why. Do not use the adjectives INTERESTING, GOOD, or NICE.
  19. 19. Hi5O Choose 5 people you know wellO Describe each one using five wordsO Variation: use one syllable- words only.
  20. 20. Where does it come from?
  21. 21. Read and discussA pearl is a beautiful thing that is producedby an injured life. It is the tear [that results]from the injury of the oyster.Coming to think about it, if we had not beenwounded, if we had not been injured, thenwe will not produce the pearl.O ~ Stephan Hoeller
  22. 22. What does it taste like?O Do you know something that tastes the same as tamarind?O Write a paragraph about a bittersweet thing, feeling, or moment in your life.
  23. 23. Useful WebsitesO http://grammar.about.com/od/topicsuggestion s/a/causeff07topics.htmO http://grammar.about.com/od/topicsuggestion 1/a/250-Topics-For-Familiar-Essays.htmO http://esldiscussions.com/index.htmlO http://www.amazon.com/501-Grammar- Writing-Questions-Edition/dp/1576854000O http://thelyricwriter.hubpages.com/hub/100- Great-Ideas-To-Write-AboutO http://www.thewritesource.com/writing_topics/
  24. 24. Questions or Comments? Edison Santacruz PUCE Quito esantacruzd@puce.edu.ec Stephanie Hanson Senior English Language Fellow S_L_Hanson@yahoo.com

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