I have supported a number of construction students at the college where I work. When supporting these learners’ literacy skills, it can be difficult to find relevant contexts to enable them to practice writing skills, If anyone has any ideas, I’d love it if you could add them in the comments section below.
Some texts are easy – you start at the beginning, and you end at the end – but are there loads of texts where it’s much better to start somewhere else – sometimes that’s in reading (you could try something like this: Argos lesson). However, here I want to look at texts that are written in a non-linear way.
This blog has been a bit sparse recently, but that’s been down to getting to grips with a new job. The upside of this is that I am having to experiment with a few new techniques, which I can then share here. I am now teaching functional skills, building up the writing skills of students enrolled on Further Education courses. One of the skills that learners find really tricky is summarising – Copy and paste is just too easy, and too tempting. This post shows a technique that I have used to try and break the CTRL-C, CTRL-V dependency. Continue reading “YouTube Dictation”→
I’ve posted before about how Moodle forums (or any forums) can be used to develop students writing. Another simple tool that I often with students at a number of different levels is the Wiki activity in Moodle. However the techniques should work in most wikis. Continue reading “Wikis for Writing Development”→