The Product vs. Process Approach to Writing

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11 minutes, 52 seconds

Two of the most commonly used approaches to teaching writing are the product approach and the process approach. In this course we will define both approaches and discuss the advantages of each. We will then look at activities to use for each approach. Teachers will come away with a toolkit of writing activities that are appropriate for a wide range of student language proficiencies. The process of writing can seem like a daunting task for our students, but by taking advantage of the product and process approaches, students can learn how to break down the writing process into manageable tasks.

Course Agenda:

1. The Product Approach
2. The Process Approach
3. Which Approach is Better, Product or Process?
4. Activities for the Product Approach
5. Activities for the Process Approach