Teaching Writing

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CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………………………. CHAPTER I: STRATEGIES OF TEACHING WRITING SKILLS…………………… 1. COPYING………………………………………………………………………… 2. DICTATION………………………………………………………………………… 3. WRITING SENTENCES ON A GIVEN PATTERN……………………………… 4. WRITING ANSWERS TO GIVEN QUESTIONS…………………………………… 5. TEACHING COMPOSITIONS …………………………………………………

CHAPTER II: DIFFICULTIES PUPILS COME ACROSS WHILE ACQUIRING WRITING 2.1. CORRECTION OF MISTAKES……………………………………………… 2.2. ANALYSIS OF THE VI AND VII FORM TEXT-BOOKS………………

CONCLUSION………………………………………………………………………… BIBLIOGRAPHY…………………………………………………………………………

INTRODUCTION

The practical value of writing is great because it can fix patterns of all kinds, such as graphemes, words, phrases and sentences in pupil’s memory, thus producing a powerful effect. Writing as a skill is very important in teaching and learning a foreign language; it helps pupils to assimilate letters and sounds of the English language, its vocabulary and grammar, and to develop habits and skills in pronunciation, speaking and reading in their mind. That is why it is often said that writing is a means of teaching a foreign language. Writing includes penmanship, spelling and composition. The latter is the aim of learning to write. Since writing is a complicated skill it should be developed through the formation of habits such as: the habit of writing letters of the English alphabet; the habit of converting speech sounds into their symbols-letters and letter combinations; the habit of correct spelling of words, phrases and sentences and the habit of writing various exercises which lead pupils to expressing their thoughts in connection with the task set. In forming writing habits the following factors are of great importance: ✓ Auditory perception of a sound, a word, a phrase or a sentence, i.e. proper hearing of a sound, a word, a phrase or a sentence. ✓ Articulation of a sound and pronunciation of a word, a phrase, and a sentence by the pupil who writes. ✓ Visual perception of letters or letter combinations which stand for sounds. ✓ The movement of the muscles of the hand in writing.

The ear, the eye, the muscles and nerves of the throat and tongue, the movements of the muscles of the hand participate in writing. And the last, but not the least, factor which determines progress in formation and development of lasting writing habits is pupil’s comprehension of some rules which govern writing in the English language. The aim of the given course paper is the study of the main methods used in teaching writing. The course paper consists of introduction, two chapters, conclusion and bibliography. In the introduction the aim of the work is defined and structure of the work is described. Chapter I is dedicated to the study of the main methods of teaching writing. These methods include copying, dictation, writing sentences on a given pattern, writing answers to given questions and teaching compositions. Chapter II throws light upon the main difficulties which pupils come across when acquiring writing. This chapter also studies the way correction of mistakes should be carried out. This chapter also presents the analysis of the text-books of the VI and VII forms. Conclusion sums up the results of investigation.

Bibliography presents the list of books and internet sources used when carrying out the work.

CHAPTER I
METHODS OF TEACHING WRITING
Teaching writing should be based on such methodological principles as a conscious approach to forming and developing the skill, visualization and activity of pupils. Pupils learn to write letters, words and sentences in the target language more successfully if they understand what they write, have good...
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