Research by Carol Dweck and Geoffrey Cohen shows that establishing high expectations increases motivation in vulnerable students. In the case of ESL students, the expectations that accompany grade-level writing assignments can be especially daunting. However, when they see that a teacher is challenging them because he or she believes in their ability to meet these expectations., they become more willing to “stretch” to achieve.
The ESL-Friendly Guide to Writing Great Narratives is a a curiosity-invoking, mind-stretching, and succinct presentation of the art of writing narratives. Appropriate for any level of ESL student at the middle, secondary, and higher education grade levels, this resource will help language learners develop their English language skills in general and discover rich narrative writing skills along the way.
The ESL-Friendly Guide to Writing Great Narratives breaks down the narrative writing process into five clear steps (Plot, Setting, Character, Dialogue, and the Ending) and provides important writing tips for each step of the process.
This presentation is perfect for showing in class as well as for uploading to a class web page or learning platform such as Canvas or Web CT. As a digital resource, it would allow ESL students to review the slides at their own pace before or after class or as a helpful review before a standardized test.