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Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching by Jeff Stanford

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Chapter 7. Writing Activities

I often get feedback from language teachers that their students really enjoy doing writing activities on the computer. Why is that? It's a medium they're comfortable with. They can easily add pictures and sound. They can change the color and size of the fonts and the font faces themselves. Younger students particularly like to be able to do that.

What writing activities do we have in mind exactly? Producing texts at word level or sentence level is a writing activity, but it is covered better in the chapters on vocabulary and grammar in this book. For example, the gap-fill in Chapter 3, Vocabulary Activities, Activity 11 gets students to fit words into sentences. This chapter focuses more on helping students produce ...

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