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Getting Clear on Paragraph Writing

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Last updated 26 October 2012 15:29 by NZTecAdmin

Date and time: 28 September 2011, 12.30pm - 1.00pm
Presenter: Claire Ashmore
Status: Recording available

Claire models some simple ways to teach your learners how to write a paragraph:

  • Topic sentence and controlling focus
  • Three ways to write a paragraph:
  • Examples
  • Proof
  • Q/A

In this practical session, Claire also talks about the benefits of ‘expecting’ your learners to be able to construct a good paragraph.

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Click below to view a recording of this webinar. This video runs for approximately 20 minutes. This video features the slides used by the presenter during the webinar, with the presenter's commentary.

Getting Clear on Paragraph Writing

Claire Ashmore

Literacy Team Leader

Claire initially worked as a primary school teacher in rural New Zealand, and went on to teach English in several countries in Asia. On her return, Claire investigated adult literacy programmes in Vanuatu and their relationship to government policy.

Claire then taught English as a Second Language at two New Zealand universities where she specialised in writing skills. This led on to her work in materials design and development for school administrators in America, public school teachers in China and in South Korea and for the US military based in Korea

In Auckland, Claire was delivering the NCALE (voc) at Workbase across a wide range of vocational contexts, and is now a developer for the National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults – inspiring potential!

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