— [http://goo.gl/RZpPkN] If we want students to be better writers, they have to write more often, and it has to be engaging –
:: RT: Short, easy and familiar writing in the ESL Classroom http://goo.gl/RZpPkN | #Twitter #KellyGallagher #CharlesWhitaker #PaulNation #LewisWray #English #StudyNotes #ESL #UniversityStudies #Writing #EnglishAsASecondLanguage
Presenting a decodable prompt for the students.
Using 107 characters, write a tweet. You can write anything that comes into your head. You can also write a message that you want to share with the world.
For example, your tweet can be about 1) describing something, 2) telling someone how to do things, or 3) convincing someone of doing something. You decide what to write about.
You can write as yourself or pretending to be someone else, whoever. Remember that everybody will be able to read your text. Start your tweet as follows:
RT: [your 107 characters go here]
You should have at least 15 characters left so your tweet can be answered, commented or retweeted.
Insulting and cyber-bullying is not allowed. Use only characters. Do not include images or links. Use standard grammar, spelling, and punctuation in your short text.
Finish your tweet with a creative, funny hashtag #
You may use the following hashtags to spark your imagination:
#ConcertsRock #MusicMakesPeopleComeTogether #BirthdayParty #WhatAdescription #JustAwesome #ExplainItToMe #Information #TeachMeHow #IamLost #ConvinceMe
Writing our first draft.
Below is my first-draft tweet (written in front of the students):
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