iii. The Relief
Students go to school five days a week, and yet they still cannot tell you what happen to them along the way. Sometimes you just want to laugh at their couldn't-care-less attitude towards the world around them. Sometimes, I am just amazed.
That is why I always cook up writing tasks with lots of pictures. Such an activity can help to generate interest among students to talk about the pictures and generate vocabulary list. I generally welcome 'discussion noises' among students!
This task was quite successful for my lower proficiency students, aside from the slight difficulty in describing Paragraph 2. Besides teaching them to write a composition using pictures, this task also stresses on the importance of paragraphing, which students often ignore.