It is always easier to write something if you have a plan. To hep your English language learners begin to write in English, provide some advanced organization tools. These tools encourage students to do much of the hard work first. They help students generate ideas and then organize their information. In addition, students will have more confidence about the quality of their writing because their advance information will be checked by the teacher before writing begins.
The What is it? And Who is it? Forms guide students as they define a word or describe a person by asking questions about: (1) The category ("What is it?); (2) The attributes ("What is it like?"); (3) Examples ("What are some examples?")