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Task-based Writing Activities<br /> For Lower Level University Students<br />Wes Lang	Osaka Shoin Women’s University<br />
This Presentation is NOT <br />How to teach writing<br />Academic writing<br />How to do TBL<br />
This Presentation WILL  <br />The AME principle<br />Advice for doing TB writing<br />Practical Activities <br />
Design Tasks that are:<br /><ul><li>A
M
E</li></ul>Authentic<br />Meaningful<br />Engaging<br />(Enjoyable)<br />
Advice<br />Establish rapport<br />Provide scaffolding<br />Give examples <br />“Self-contained” tasks<br />Monitor judici...
Practical Activities<br />1) Short-story<br />2) Thank-you letter<br />3) Travel Postcard<br />Least<br />Most<br />prep<b...
Activity 1 – Short-story<br />Materials <br />Loose leaf paper <br />Whiteboard or OHP<br />Procedure<br /> One upon a tim...
Activity 2 – Thank-you letter<br />Materials <br />Small pieces of scrap paper<br />Sample letter<br />Loose leaf paper<br...
Activity 3 – Travel Postcard<br />Materials <br />Travel Agency Brochures<br />Blank Postcards (100 yen shop)<br />Scissor...
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Task-based Writing Activites for Lower-Level University Students

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Task-based Writing Activites for Lower-Level University Students

  1. 1. Task-based Writing Activities<br /> For Lower Level University Students<br />Wes Lang Osaka Shoin Women’s University<br />
  2. 2. This Presentation is NOT <br />How to teach writing<br />Academic writing<br />How to do TBL<br />
  3. 3. This Presentation WILL <br />The AME principle<br />Advice for doing TB writing<br />Practical Activities <br />
  4. 4. Design Tasks that are:<br /><ul><li>A
  5. 5. M
  6. 6. E</li></ul>Authentic<br />Meaningful<br />Engaging<br />(Enjoyable)<br />
  7. 7. Advice<br />Establish rapport<br />Provide scaffolding<br />Give examples <br />“Self-contained” tasks<br />Monitor judiciously<br />Be flexible<br />
  8. 8. Practical Activities<br />1) Short-story<br />2) Thank-you letter<br />3) Travel Postcard<br />Least<br />Most<br />prep<br />
  9. 9. Activity 1 – Short-story<br />Materials <br />Loose leaf paper <br />Whiteboard or OHP<br />Procedure<br /> One upon a time there was a ______ named _____. One day…<br />
  10. 10. Activity 2 – Thank-you letter<br />Materials <br />Small pieces of scrap paper<br />Sample letter<br />Loose leaf paper<br />Procedure<br />(watch me)<br />
  11. 11. Activity 3 – Travel Postcard<br />Materials <br />Travel Agency Brochures<br />Blank Postcards (100 yen shop)<br />Scissors, Glue<br />Sample Postcard<br />Procedure<br />(watch me)<br />
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  15. 15. Any Questions?<br /><ul><li>weslang@hotmail.com</li></ul>Thanks for your time<br />

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