Be the change you want to see in this world

"Winning starts in the mind. Whatever the mind can conceive, it will achieve."
-Joaquin Nangauta Naputi

"Be the change you want to see in the world."
-Mahatma Gandhi

Saturday, April 16, 2011

TESOL Convention Highlight #3 -

Six Blogging Activities for Practicing L2 English Writing

Presented by Kristina Scholz, Northern Arizona University

Scholz introduced six blogging activities that encourage ELLs to write freely and fluently in a low-stress, highly personalized context. The activities shared relate to specific writing forms and incorporate various creative internet-based tools. The blogging activities introduced can be modified to fit a variety of teaching situations.

She mentioned that the following activities would enhance the learning experience of ELLs:

• Activity #1: Profile Writing

• Activity #2: Report Writing

• Activity #3: Evaluation/Critique Writing

• Activity #4: Creative Writing

• Activity #5: Explanatory Writing

• Activity #6: Reflection Writing

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