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New E-tools in Teaching Writing under the Umbrella of Literature

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Literature/ Writing

  1. 1. New E-toolsin Teaching Writingunder the Umbrella of Literature
  2. 2. AGENDA•Stereotypical problems of teachingwriting.•Why should technology be integratedinto writing classes?•Snags/ Challenges.•Can literary texts enhance Ss’ writingskills?•List of e-tools, utilized in the contextof Literature.•Final comments.
  3. 3. Blank students Limited vocabulary Common Problems Weak Language plagiarism
  4. 4. Why Technology in Writing Classrooms?•Diversity of activities.•More fun.•Active participation oflearners.•Autonomy.•Collaboration.
  5. 5. Snags/ Challenges•Technical problems/ back-up•Time-consuming/ off-campus chores•Lurkers/ assigning roles.
  6. 6. Literature/ Writing•Literary texts can flourish learners’mentality and inspire them with novelideas.•They can also enrich their stock ofvocabulary and sharpen theirknowledge of the language.•Additionally, reading literacy textsdevelops critical thinking, along withthe ability to judge, evaluate, compareand contrast.
  7. 7. The Old-fashioned way
  8. 8. Eyeplorer.com
  9. 9. An Electronic wall to post ideas, sound files, images,…etc.
  10. 10. WaysVocabulary to Learners’ Enhance
  11. 11. WordSift.com
  12. 12. •Ss can createword clouds , oranagrams to:•Represent newexpressions .•Summarizeplots, orcharacter traits.• Reviseconnotationsand collocationsof new words.
  13. 13. Writing/ Proofreading via technology
  14. 14. Sample Task 1
  15. 15. Sample Task 2 SJSC_ESL Our Class Wiki What Is A Utopia? Webquest Introduction The idea of a Utopia has been around for a long time. Sir Thomas More wrote about it in the 1500s. What is aUtopia? What would it be like to live in one? Is it an impossible idea? These are some of the many topics we will beexploring this semester. We will start now, with an understanding of the term “Utopia”. Task If you look in the dictionary, you will easily find a definition of the word “Utopia”. the term more fully. Process Part 1: In the first part of this project, you are to look in a number of dictionaries to see how they define the word“Utopia”. Part 2: Now, we will look at some different Utopian societies. Part 3: You will now write an extended definition essay. You should include the following information: at least onedictionary definition of Utopia, at least one example of a Utopian community and anything else you think helps todefine the term “Utopia”. Evaluation Your grade for this unit will be based on two things: the writing assignment and your completion of all theearlier tasks in this project. The writing will be graded separately according to the rubric. Conclusion Now that you have completed these tasks, you should have a basic understanding of what a Utopia is. We willmove on now to look at other aspects of Utopian communities.
  16. 16. CASE STUDY
  17. 17. http://www.slideshare.net/samahth/literaturewriting

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