• Covers writing as 'the considered use of language' - valuable both for student practice and for teacher analysis
  • Teaching Writing aims to cover all areas useful for encouraging writing skills appropriate for English B students. This includes ...
  • Links: texts for writing ... lists of texts provided elsewhere in the site which will act as models
  • Developing writing skills ... ways to help students handle the writing process in methodical and effective ways; and... 
  • ... teaching techniques to stimulate lively writing
  • Specific text type skills ... defining each text type in terms of the IB's 'transfer goals', and grouping texts by relative ease and complexity
  • Text type conventions ... a reference page summarising text type conventions
  • Detailed coverage of text types is provided in subordinate pages, with models and recent exam tasks
  • Writing purposes ... adapted from the 'old' Subject Guide, the concept of communicative purposes: models and samples showing how specific writing purposes may be handled

Selected Pages


Specific text type skills 2 October 2020

By 'specific skills', I wish to define the kind of approach required for each text type, and the kind of language expected....


Text type expectations 4 November 2019

What should we be teaching our students about the text types required under the new Subject Guide (2018, for first assessment...

Writing purposes 27 December 2020

.When we write, we set out with a purpose in mind - or rather, purposes, since most texts of any sophistication will contain...

Roast Beef, reviewed 17 October 2020

Judith Goebel teaches English at Frankfurt International School..I remember when I was training to be a teacher, a lecturer...

On writing reviews 3 April 2020

Judith Goebel teaches English at Frankfurt International SchoolI've always thought of The Review as one of the more interesting...

Eat Pray Love 29 January 2020

Students find it relatively easy to express extreme opinions - "It was great!" or "It was crap!" Having strong views is...

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