Writing

  • 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

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Specific text type skills 27 April 2021

By 'specific skills', I wish to define the kind of approach required for each text type, and the kind of language expected....
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Text type expectations 22 April 2021

To put it another way, how will they be expected to handle each text type in Paper 1: Productive skills - writing? Basically,...
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Narration 6 July 2021

.A succinct definition of key features to be taught is given in Writing purposesOn this page, below:Arguably, the story...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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