Writing Skills
Learning Activity 6

Three handouts

6-1: Descriptive Writing

Learners write a descriptive paragraph using the handout as a guide. Give learners a list of descriptive words to help them in their writing. You can find a comprehensive list of descriptive words in both the English 120 and English 130 Resource Manuals.

6-2: Story Writing

Learner use the writing process to write a story about something that is familiar to them. A list of ideas is outlined on the handout. They can follow the guide to help them write the story.

6-3: Peer Conferences

Conferencing is a skill that needs to be modeled and reinforced often. Model conferencing to learners first and then ask them to do it with a partner. The handouts provide guidelines to conferencing and a checklist.