Sometimes students fear they might get stuck during a written exam(be it a national or international exam) and run out of time.
That is why, as a teacher, you should allow students a more fun way to practice for instance by accessing writing templates on the spot. This will help them develop free writing and time management skills but also their… self-confidence. You could keep track of your students’ writings through a portfolio of their writing assignments, organized in sections for students go back to them every time they need to write a new one or simply to revise applied layout and structure.
Here are two fun activities to help your students improve their writing skills:
- Fusion Story Writing: Choose with the students 3 movies they have all seen and whose main characters and plots they know. Working in groups of 2-3 they have to take these characters and plots and put them together to create a new story within a short time limit.
- The Weather Forecast: At the beginning of the class ask students to write about themselves and their day as if writing about a weather forecast: “What’s the “weather” like now? How are you likely to feel later on in the afternoon?”
And don’t forget your students might win a summer camp to the UK this summer if they participate in our Shakespeare School Essay Competition! Hurry up, there are 13 days left for your students to submit entries! Good luck!