It is thought it’s hard to integrate complex grammar into writing . So, give students a context where they can creatively produce the grammar they were taught.
Get them used to writing personal texts on a regular basis encouraging fluent communication through writing while also getting them used to letter writing. Here are a few ideas
Students are told a story by the teacher during which they have to take notes (write down words and grammar structures) then after discussing it amongst themselves write down the story as similar to the teacher’s telling as possible.
- Describe the Painting
Bring a set of abstract paintings from which the students have to choose one to quickly describe or come up with a story about in 6 sentences using a given grammatical theme (Modals, Past Tense, etc.)
- Dialogue Diary
Throughout the year they keep a diary where they write each week/every 2 weeks. Teacher reads what they have written and replies with ideas, questions, comments.
Practice WRITING in class and give your students a very good reason to write extra by encouraging them to participate in our Shakespeare School Essay Competition!