Today, teachers are looking for activities, which can be used to motivate writing. There is a variety of different types of writing tasks: expressive (focuses on the writer’s experience and motives); exploratory (asks questions); informative (answers questions); scientific (provides proof for its assertions); literary (invites attention to the message itself); persuasive (attempts to change the views or behavior of the reader). Well-tried classroom activities presented in this article will be helpful in producing writing in any of the above categories. Some of them can be done without technology aids. For example, teacher can tell the pupils to write short letters to each other, so each person has a reader. You can get them to practice different vocabulary with pairs such as the following – Lungs writing to their Smoker or A Waterfall writing to its River. The next activity is connected with tapering dialogues. All the pupils work in pairs, with each pupil using a separate sheet of paper. They start with seven-word utterances and end with one-word ones, at each stage swapping their papers. Of course, the exercise can be done the other way round, starting with one word utterances and going up to seven The number-of-words rule forces the pupils to explore what they know of the structure of the language. Sometimes it is recommended that teachers should make a wide use of SMARTBOARD as a means of forming a complex visual-tactile working environment for the pupil . For example, pupil creates a graphic image, incorporates it into a word processor, and completes an illustrated story that can be printed out or posted to the Internet. Or teacher shows a video clip downloaded from the Internet and uses it for vocabulary generation, grammar study, speaking practice and follow-up writing assignments. One of them can be creating either an «Up and Down» or a «Diamond Poem» related to the video clip they just saw. Another is doing further research on some aspect of the film and producing a product that moves the class ahead in their understanding of the issues presented in the movie. Enjoy watching your pupils begin to actually write in English to say something to another human being. Enjoy the way this sort of contagious process helps you to relax and enjoy your class. As practice shows, the application of modern technologies enriches the content of the educational process, increases pupils’ motivation to learn English and promotes a close cooperation between the teacher and pupils .
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