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Well Done!

I am so proud of my UPSR students. All 15 of you have done your best to deserve the good results. For my dearests who did not achieve your target, please do not give up. You still have a long way to go, and this is just the beginning. May Allah be with us along the way, InsyaaAllah.

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Basic Concepts of Teaching Writing to ESL Students

Teaching writing is closely related to the teaching of grammar. Most of your ESL students will have some writing skills when you start teaching them. Unfortunately, it will very often be quite poor. In fact, they often will have quite poor writing skills even at the sentence level. Therefore, you will need to take them back to sentence level and begin to teach them very basic structure and how to write simply. 
Run-on and fragmented sentences will be very common until you correct those errors. The more basic you get with your writing students, the better. Once a good foundation is built, you can move on to basic paragraph writing and on to essays. These skills take time to develop though. You may find resistance from your students when you take them back to basics. This can be done without demoralizing them or making them feel their skills are poor. Tell them that they can make the good skills they already have even better by polishing up some good basic skills. 
When you are te…