Originally published in 1980. This practical guide to the teaching of writing is set in the context of the functional use of language for communication. It examines what communicating in writing involves and gives detailed procedures for teaching different types of writing from beginner to advanced level, together with illustrated suggestions for visual aids. This provides up-to-date ideas and advice for teachers and trainee teachers of English as a Foreign Language.
Part 1 1. Introduction 2. The Status of Writing in ELT 3. What is Writing Like? 4. Types of Writing: Institutional and Personal 5. Conclusion: Implications for Teaching Writing Part 2 6. Types of Writing Exercises: False Cues 7. Good Cues: Bad Results 8. Reporting Past Events: Narrative 9. Describing Objects 10. Describing People 11. Describing Places 12. Describing Processes 13. Comparing and Recommending 14. Questions and Answers 15. Dictation and Writing 16. Integrating Reading, Speaking, Listening and Writing 17. Correcting Written Work 18. Summary
Reissuing works originally published between 1937 and 2005, this collection of books on various aspects of learning to read and write is a superb resource for those teaching or those studying education. Some titles look at literacy in a multilingual environment and offer advice and techniques for the world of EFL while others consider the nature of childhood learning strategies and others look at policy in schools. Spanning the worlds of linguistics, psychology and education this set has something to offer for all classrooms.