One of the classes I am currently teaching has been an absolute joy to teach. Each and every student has a enthusiastic attitude toward learning, and they all help one another to make sure no one feels left behind. As a teacher, I can't even begin to tell you how motivating it is to walk into a … Continue reading Liven Up Class with a Grammar Auction!
In all honesty, when I first started teaching, I really struggled with written error correction. If I am even more honest...I still don't love how I do it. Every semester, I find myself making notes on how I want to change something for the next group of students. Sometimes I even question how effective corrective … Continue reading Written Error Correction isn’t Clear-cut
(This is an older post that I have transitioned over from an out-of-date Blogger account. I am in the process of switch the Word documents over into Google Docs!) My colleague Kathy Moulton and I presented at the 2014 VATESOL Annual Conference at Longwood University in Farmville, VA on ways to implement targeted writing activities … Continue reading Targeted Writing Activities for the ESL Grammar Class (Print & Go)