Writing Remotely

Writing” is the process of using symbols (letters of the alphabet, punctuation and spaces) to communicate thoughts and ideas in a readable form (www.englishclub.com).

Creating ways for your learner to communicate their thoughts and ideas in a readable form is your challenge as a tutor-learner team – especially if you are working remotely!

In this series of posts, you will be thinking about how to create writing activities for your learner in an online session.

Before you start, think about the session activities you would like to do with your learner. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Who (or what) will be doing the physical act of writing?
  • Who will be generating the idea or thought for the writing activity?
  • Who is involved in reviewing and editing the writing – or who needs to see what is written?
  • What tools you will use to write with – a scribe, a keyboard, touchscreen or mouse or a pen or with letter tiles or clay?
  • Where you will write – on a screen, a web page, a workbook, paper, a whiteboard, sandbox, table top?

The guidance on writing remotely is divided into two parts:

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