Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
3: Delivering the Message
Before You Watch
To begin this workshop session, you will tap your prior knowledge and experience and then read current research on how specific writing concepts and strategies can be applied to presentational tasks.
Reflect on Your ExperienceConsider the types of written and oral presentational tasks that you have designed for students, then answer the following questions. You may want to save your answers in order to reflect on them again at the end of the session.
Examine the ResearchRead the article listed below, then answer the following questions.
Article"Teaching Foreign Language Writing"
Part 1 (PDF, 639 K) Part 2 (PDF, 629 K) Part 3 (PDF, 528 K)
This article talks about the importance of teaching foreign language writing at all levels of language study.
Scott, Virginia Mitchell. "Teaching Foreign Language Writing." In Rethinking Foreign Language Writing, 140-170. Boston: Heinle & Heinle, 1996.
You may elect to read the following article for a deeper understanding of the effects of error correction on students' writing progress.
"Effects of the Red Pen" (PDF, 589 K)
This article details a study that suggests student achievement is enhanced by free-writing exercises, and that teacher corrections do not significantly improve writing skills.
Semke, H. "Effects of the Red Pen." Foreign Language Annals 17 (1984): 195-202.
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