Writing (ABE)

If a student needs help with spelling, grammar, sentence structure and mechanics, essay and letter writing or technical writing you can use the following resources to begin lesson planning for him or her:

  • Assign pages from a GED writing textbook or other text in the writing section of Literacy Network’s ABE Library
  • Use journaling and creative essay writing; try the Language Experience Approach (LEA)
  • Try using some tracing activities:
    • The student traces letters on print with his pencil to familiarize himself with letter patterns
    • Tracing works best with repetition
  • Punctuation Exercises
  • Assign an end-of-semester 1-page writing activity such as an essay, reaction paper, letter, biography or autobiography (written or typed)