Teaching Writing to School Children

IATEFL young learners sig journal CATS, Spring 2000
How do you teach writing to young EFL learners?

Writing has a bad reputation in many schools, for both teachers and students. For the teacher, it means marking a pile of compositions and they are almost always worse than expected. For many students, writing is a boring chore and an “opportunity” to make a lot of mistakes.However, we believe that writing can be a very interesting and involving activity for students of English. In this article, we suggest ways of making it so. We will ask and answer three questions about writing in the EFL classroom:

What is writing?

Why teach writing?

How do you teach writing to young EFL learners?

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(See Pen Pictures for writing materials for young learners, as well as writing ideas in Materials)

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