(This posting includes a handout which you are welcome to use with your students.)
In this YouTube video, I describe the Writing Workshop Approach to teaching ESL writing skills. This approach has been successfully used by a large number of teachers. Some of the many benefits include motivating students by giving them autonomy and allowing teachers to conference one-on-one with students during the class time rather than outside class.
Here is the link to the YouTube video:ESL Writing Workshop on YouTube
Here is a link to where you can read more about the steps in the workshop approach and find a specific model lesson plan with free downloadable exercises/activities.
Most Important Motivator of Students
If you’d like to see an actually conferencing session with a tutor and student, here is a link: Conferencing Session video
Here is a link to my previous video Most Effective Technique for Marking Grammar on Essays to Develop Self-Editing Skills which I discuss in this video: Most Effective Technique for Marking Grammar YouTube
For more video discussions about teacher ESL, visit my YouTube channel: . Student-Centered Teaching ESL (YouTube Channel)