Pen Pictures 3

Pen Pictures: Volume 3

In Pen Pictures 3, pupils are encouraged to add their voice to what they write. They present opinions and make complaints, and begin to look at formal and informal language. They are helped to write longer sentences when describing, for example, the process an inventor’s crazy machine goes through to turn on the light!

  • A full-colour, highly-illustrated writing course which teaches young learners to develop the skills and strategies involved in the writing process.
  • Practice activities encourage accuracy and creativity.
  • As their confidence increases, learners progress from the production of sentences to paragraphs through more challenging text types.
  • Self-assessment tasks in the 'Review Your Writing' sections and a Student Record Sheet encourage students to review their work and to think about how they can improve their writing.
  • Can be integrated with any course for young learners because the syllabus is based on the sequencing and grading of structures found in most leading coursebooks.
Sample pages, click to see larger images: 
The Life of a Tree
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In this sample lesson, the learners see six pictures during the lifetime of a specific tree. They are asked to put themselves in the position of that tree and write their own life story. The activities in the lesson encourage them to vary the grammatical structures they use to best express the events. The sample also shows the review activity which the learners are asked to do after writing. The teacher's notes for this lesson are on the page Pen Pictures Teacher's Books, where you will also find a download of sample students' complositions for this lesson, with correction and assessment notes.

Try it in your classroom! Look at the video version of this activity under materials.

If you would like to look at the sample lesson more closely, or perhaps try it in a class, you can download the pages here. You could use a projector to show the image to your class.
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