Reading and Writing Activities :
- 20 Tips to Improve your Writing Productivity
"So you’d like your latest writing project to get moving faster. Great writers have felt the same. Don’t worry, it’s fixable.
When the words stop, writers have effective ways of getting them moving again."
What is an Anagram?
"To create an anagram, you rearrange the letters of a word or phrase to form a different word or phrase.
For example, the word section is an anagram for notices and vice versa. A “perfect” anagram uses all the letters, no more, no less.
But sometimes letters are repeated or omitted. Before the modern alphabet was formalized, let alone modern spelling,
anagrams could be less formal too, since I and J or U and V were still interchangeable..."
- Micro-editing: Writing a Very Short Summary, Abstract or Synopsis
- Decent Online Exercises To Teach Paraphrasing
- Site of the Day — Write & Improve - DESCRIPTION + COMMENTS + VERDICT + Related articles
- La La Land: Narratives, Paragraph Writing - a lesson with a movie segment
- Writing skills practice
"Practise and improve your writing skills for your school studies and your English exams.
There are activities for different levels, so find your level and make a start."
- Improve Your Writing by Using Concept Maps - Text + Audio
"Concept maps show the links between ideas in your writing. They can help English learners avoid writing that lacks clarity and cohesion.
Babi Kruchin and Alan Kennedy discuss how English learners can use concept maps to write develop academic writing skills."
- StudyMode " is a platform that enables students to share study resources online."
"It's totally free, checks for grammar and spelling mistakes, and gives instant feedback...
How it Works :
Write out your text as usual, in whatever word processing program you use.
It’s a good idea to go over it yourself, first, to catch any stray words or thoughts and bring them in to order.
Then, just head for the online grammar checker and enter your completed text into the text field above.
Once you click the button, all you need to do is to click an underlined spelling error, style suggestion, or grammar suggestion to see more options.
Then apply corrections where you need them. It will check grammar usage and spelling and give you the final verdict..."
- Interactive writing !
En salle informatique par deux
"Write your dialogue on your notebook - Saluer le personnage et demander le temps qu’il fait - saluer et répondre - demander les vêtements qu’il ou… Pour lire la suite cliquez ici "
- Can I Have a Word? (barbican.org.uk)
Ideas and resources to inspire creative writing in middle- and high-school students.
+ "poems by leading poets, video animations, classroom activities and more."
Have a Word? (barbican.org.uk)
"Great site for creative writing...
The site features four projects including the elements,
the human body, the Odyssey, and changing voices.
These four projects cover various areas of creative writing such as
descriptive writing, conversational and narrative prose,
creative character prose, and influential writing. Students
learn to create these writing assignments by listening to
by such poets as Margot Henderson, Michael Rosen, and Valerie Bloom,
watching stimulating visual presentations and participating
in the classroom activities and ideas that are provided. Teachers
will find worksheets and poems, classroom displays, teacher
tips, and a link to download the Flash animation to their
desktop for easy viewing in the classroom. Also included are profiles
for all the poets featured on the site, top tips for writing,
curriculum connections, and other resources. (Education World)
sentences - Play the games (BBC)
"Students can choose from six different text formats to punctuate
and capitalize sentences, using their keyboards and the mouse. Choices
include a formal letter, an email, a children's story, a report, a
brochure, or a newspaper article."
"This activity can be used to train students to give the correct
intonation to sentences. Each text can be read and heard, and the
students decide where to put the stops and when to use a capital letter.
The exercise is simple, but if you encourage them to concentrate on
the intonation, it can be quite useful. they can also discuss the
different meanings a sentence can take if you put the stops in different
places." (Christine Reymond - Infonews)
Production écrite en classe de sixième - Projet
pédagogique : le
conte et ses personnages
"Monica Curnelle, professeur d'anglais au Collège
Gaston Domergue à Sommières dans le Gard vous présente
un projet pédagogique complet, menée en interdisciplinarité
avec le professeur de français. Le projet s'inscrit sur plusieurs
séquences permet d'aborder plusieurs aspects linguistiques
Les élèves abordent Halloween et Christmas en passant
par le Gingerbread Man, Shrek et le film The Nightmare before
Christmas de Tim Burton avant d'écrire et illuster
leur propres contes en anglais et fabriquer, et déguster, des
5 Methods :
The Cornell Method
The Outline Method
The Mapping Method
The Charting Method
The Sentence Method
How To Take Notes Effectively (5 STEP GUIDE)
"To get good grades on exams you have to have an effective note-taking system.
I’m going to show you how to take notes whether it’s for a lecture, a PowerPoint or added to your textbook..."
+ 9 Simple Study Tips To Ace Exams
+ How To Study For A Test (A GUIDE TO EXAM…
+ Study Tips & Study Skills (HOW TO STUDY EFFECTIVELY)
More resources HERE.
Prompts/Journal Topics (canteach.ca)
What is... / What if... / What do you think... / What...misc. / How...
/ I wish... /
Describe... / When... / Which... / Who... / Where... / Why... / Misc...
to write a book review (teachit.co.uk)
"A comprehensive list of questions to consider when writing a book
Fragment Frenzy (readwritethink.org)
"aids students in learning the importance of finding the words
in sentences and paragraphs that contain the facts they need
for compiling their research. They practice by pulling important
words from a text over to a virtual notebook (shown at left).
The students then move to putting those notes into their own
words, avoiding plagiarism."
vs GRAPHEMS (Yvan BAPTISTE - Académie de Montpellier)
'What you say or hear (sound)' vs 'What you write or read (spelling)'
à l'expression écrite (languagelearningresourcecenter.org)
Introduction / Description / Interpretation / Personal reactions / Emergency
stories - "They "include pictures of words
mixed in with the lines of the story."
- à retravailler de façon à faire trouver
les mots remplacés par des dessins
"Sunny Joins the Herd" - "Frog Said" - "The
Rainbow Garden" - "With My Senses" -
"Snow" - "Better Than Ever" - "Grandma's
"The Lost Jacket" - "Bunny Hunt" - "Mouse and
the Moon" - "Where Is Amy?" - "Will's Circles"
Sentence Machine :
"Create a "Silly Sentence" by clicking on a picture from
each column" and listen to it. (pbskids)
- Mystery Stories
- Building Literacy with a Twist (webenglishteacher) :
"What better way to build reading comprehension skills than with
a good mystery?
In every story readers must understand characters, identify causes and
effects, note sequence, and draw inferences.
Here are some ideas to help you incorporate the reading and writing
of mysteries in your classroom."
- Reading & Writing
Activities : Interactive exercises and tests / With exercises to do
with a word processor :
Aibo: a robot (.doc) - A trip to Dublin - Cross-cultural Inquiry:
Spain-Ireland - Cinderella - Drunk drivers (.doc) - Eminem's biography
(mistakes) (.doc) - Food in Spain - Inside Your House (.doc) - Jamie:
a very stubborn child (.doc) - Love is .... - Musicians: Mozart, Elvis,
etc.. (.doc) - Penpals & Hobbies (.doc) - Penpal message (.doc) - Professions
(.doc) - Pubs in Derry (Nothern Ireland) - Sixth Sense (the film) (.doc)
- St. Valentine's Day - Teens and Birth Control - The Lion and The Mouse
(Present Tenses) - What did you do last at Christmas? - etc...
- The Dialectizer
"Convert English text to any of several comic dialects."
Redneck, Jive, Cockney, Elmer Fudd, Swedish Chef, Moron, Pig Latin,
PowerPoint presentations :
- Writing : PowerPoint
Presentations (grammar.ccc.commnet.edu) :
Clauses: Essential Building Blocks
Avoiding Sentence Fragments
Avoiding Run-on Sentences
Paragraph (basic structure)
The Parts of Speech
Sentences (basic parts)...
How to... :
- HOW TO WRITE IN PLAIN LANGUAGE :
- 20 Strategies for Writing in Plain Language
"The increasing popularity of plain language, the concept of writing clear, simple prose, is making it easier for people to understand legal documents
and government forms. It’s also recommended for any print or online publications intended to provide information or explain a process
— and writers should consider its utility for any content context. Here are the main ideas behind plain language."
- PERSUADE :
- Persuasive Writing Mat (Rhian Walton) - (primaryresources.co.uk)
Use the picture below, for there are some mistakes on the picture from Primary Resources.
- IMPROVE SENTENCES :
- WRITE A NEWSPAPER
WRITE A RESEARCH PAPER
Writing research papers - Writing Tutorials - Interactive
Exercise 1: Introduction to writing a research paper (Demo)
Exercise 2: What makes a good research topic? (Demo)
Exercise 3: Types of sources (Demo)
Exercise 4: Evaluating internet resources (choose # 1, new)
Exercise 5: Sorting notes for your research paper (Matching
Exercise 6: Outlining (Demo)
Exercise 7: Formatting your research paper (Demo)
Exercise 8: Writing APA-style references (Demo, 4p)
Exercise 9: Writing reference entries (upgrading #1 , new)
Exercise 10: Paraphrasing to avoid plagiarism (choose #1
Exercise 11: Summarizing lengthy material for your research
paper (choose #1)
Example of an Outline for a Research Paper Example of Research
Paper (This is a PDF file)
PRINCIPLES OF COMPOSITION
9. Make the paragraph the unit of composition: one paragraph to each
10. As a rule, begin each paragraph with a topic sentence; end it in
conformity with the beginning.
11. Use the active voice.
12. Put statements in positive form.
13. Omit needless words.
14. Avoid a succession of loose sentences.
15. Express co-ordinate ideas in similar form.
16. Keep related words together.
17. In summaries, keep to one tense.
18. Place the emphatic words of a sentence at the end.
(listes d'expressions) :
agreeing and disagreeing - expressing capacity - insinuating - allowing...
Analysis Worksheets (archives.gov)
- designed and developed by the Education Staff of the National
Archives and Records Administration.
Written Document - Photograph - Cartoon - Poster - Map - Artifact
- Motion Picture - Sound Recording
TO EXPRESS YOUR THOUGHTS :
AGREEING - DISAGREEING - ASKING FOR INSTRUCTIONS OR FOR HELP - PROPOSING
- EXPRESSING A PERSONAL POINT OF VIEW
- Write letters and emails :
utilisés pour remplacer des textes : Histoires, Nouvelles, Recettes
de cuisine, etc -
On pourrait proposer les symboles et faire retrouver les phrases
Figures of speech :
- 10 Types of Transitions
"Writing is simply a matter of expressing ideas, but as we all know, it’s not so simple after all. One challenge is to coherently connect those ideas.
This post lists ten categories of words and phrases one can employ to signal a transition, with several examples for each type."
1. Addition 2. Comparison 3. Concession 4. Contrast 5. Consequence 6. Emphasis 7. Example 8. Sequence 9. Space 10. Summary