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2. Start where the learners are at

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Last updated 26 October 2012 15:29 by NZTecAdmin

  • Learners are often reluctant to begin writing because they don’t think they have the necessary skills. Sometimes they also can’t get going because they don’t have anything to say.
  • Remind your learners that they are already writers. They are also thinkers, and have lots of experiences and ideas that they can use to strengthen their writing.
  • The following initial exercises are fun, can be revealing, and useful for future reference. They provide a lot of support so that learners can get started. Make sure you tell them that you’re deliberately providing this support to get them under way.


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