In this unit you have considered ways of incorporating writing for authentic audiences and purposes into your classroom. Students need practice to become confident writers. You can help them to develop their writing skills by showing them that writing can be purposeful and rewarding. You can do this by focusing on composition with transcription only acting as a means to enhance communication. Your students can also come to understand authentic purposes for writing by working together on a shared piece of writing.
This unit gives you an opportunity to plan a writing-focused lesson. Plans like this help focus your teaching on achieving a learning point, and these plans can be used and expanded across several lessons.
2 Shared writing