High School
English Language Arts

Putting Language to Ideas in Senior English Essay Writing

I'm sure we're all familiar with students who can easily discuss the topic of their English essay and have a clear plan, but they struggle to get it down on paper. In my experience, one of the key things hindering such students is that they struggle to find "the right words." This collection contains some excellent vocab and sentence starters to move students beyond their writer's block.
A Collection By Shelley Okposin
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Putting Language to Ideas in Senior English Essay Writing
  • publishingtalk.eu
    publishingtalk.eu

    6 ways to overcome procrastination and beat writers’ block

    Article
    Shelley Okposin says:
    Many teachers have experienced students who for one reason or anther, procrastinate when it comes to starting their essay. This article identifies the characteristics of people who procrastinate and offers some basic principles to assist them in breaking this unproductive pattern.
  • Shelley Okposin says:
    This little book is a dream come true for teachers of senior students and university students alike. It addresses core curriculum elements such as analyzing, persuading, comparing, justifying etc, giving a clear explanation of what these skills are, written examples of each text type, and useful sentence starters and phrases. This book is perfect for students who have great ideas but need a little assistance in using more mature language to express their ideas.
  • Shelley Okposin says:
    The following video clip discusses the importance of students having content specific language which will will enable them to write about a particular topic or issue. This concept is relevant for elementary students through to university students.
  • www2.eit.ac.nz
    www2.eit.ac.nz

    Sentence Starters, transitional and other useful words

    5 minute read
    Shelley Okposin says:
    This resource is particularly useful for students who struggle to find the language to express their ideas. It provides an excellent array of sentence starters for various contexts and for each section of an essay - introduction, body and conclusion.
  • Shelley Okposin says:
    This resource is designed to walk senior high school, college and university students through the process of essay writing. It presents a concept such as ensuring pronouns are kept consistent to make an essay more cohesive. It provides examples and offers students examples to practice the skill before applying it to their work. It also contains an excellent section on sentence starters.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    To Teach Effective Writing, Model Effective Writing

    5 minute read
    Shelley Okposin says:
    In this article, a teacher shares their experience teaching a class to receive and act on feedback provided on a piece of work. The author depersonalizes the issue for students by using one of his own pieces of writing . Through this, he addresses the notion that many high school students struggle to receive constructive criticism and to take it on board and apply it to their work. The article also outlines a list of strategies that will help students to improve their writing.
  • businesswritingblog.com
    businesswritingblog.com

    How to Write the Opening Sentence

    5 minute read
    Shelley Okposin says:
    For students who struggle to write the opening sentence of their paragraphs, this article, written from a business English approach, explains the purpose of opening sentences. The writer discusses the use of them across a variety of genres, providing examples of each.
  • flinders.edu.au
    flinders.edu.au

    Managing writer's block and perfectionism

    5 minute read
    Shelley Okposin says:
    If you find yourself frustrated by students who sit staring at a blank page all lesson, then this article will give you a greater understanding of students who experience writer's block by defining it and looking at some of the issues behind it. The article identifies some of the contributing factors to writer's block and offers some strategies on how to minimize its effects.