Decent Writing: Some Practical Activities

Decent Writing: Some Practical Activities

Decent Writing: Some Practical Activities

Good writers are avid readers.  They have absorbed a vast inventory of words, idioms, constructions, tropes, and rhetorical tricks, and with them a sensitivity to how they mesh and how they clash. – Pinker

Good teachers are avid readers.  They have absorbed a vast inventory of ideas from EduTwitter, and with them a sensitivity to how they mesh and how they can be used last thing on a Thursday afternoon. – Wise

I’ve compiled a list of twelve practical activities to help students improve their writing.  Click here to download the document.  They’re activities that have really helped me to elicit better responses from my wards.  I should highlight at this point that none of the ideas are my own: I’ve nicked them all.  And with that said, I’d like to very warmly thank the tweachers below:

·       David Bunker

·       David Didau

·       Mark Roberts

·       Rebecca Foster

·       Matthew Pinkett

·       Chris Curtis

·       Andy Tharby

·       Caroline Spalding

·       Nick Wells

·       Susan Strachan

Hope the document’s useful –

Doug


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