Write after Input: text
Developing Paragraphs and Compositions from Listenings and Readings
by David Kehe and Peggy Dustin Kehe
Number of Pages: pages
The Kehes' newest book responds to a need expressed by many teachers. They have asked for a writing book which is similar to the Kehes' Writing Strategies Intermediate and Writing Strategies Advanced but "easier."
Write after Input prepares students for the more challenging academic writing tasks of Writing Strategies. However, it can be used as a stand-alone text to help students become better writers for everyday purposes. Similar in approach to Writing Strategies, this book uses entertaining student-centered activities to lead them inductively to better writing.
The five units of Write after Input lead students from constructing a single paragraph in Unit One, to two and more paragraphs in Units 2-4 and finally, to a five-paragraph composition in Unit 5.
There are five parts to each unit. Each gives the students fresh input.
• In Part One, by reading a script or using a CD, the teacher provides initial oral input modeling a written passage as the students listen. The students then choose a topic for their composition and write a first draft.,
• In Part Two, by doing a series of exercises, the students use supporting details to develop their ideas for the first draft.
• In Part Three, by doing individual and group activities, the students focus on the structure and style of their sentences. During Parts Two and Three, the teacher has time to monitor and assist the students individually.
• In Part Four, after listening to another model composition, the students write a final draft.
• In Part Five, the students read passages adapted from newspaper stories and other original sources. Then through discussions, study guides, and quizzes, the students paraphrase the content of the passages, an important skill that leads them to finding their own voice as writers.
Appropriate for Intermediate-level Middle School to Adult students