Teaching Strategies

Joint Construction Method

Joint construction is a collaborative writing process involving the students and the teacher in constructing a text or piece of text. It can be done with small groups, or as a whole class.

The teacher guides the students asking questions, confirming responses and offering necessary explanations about the purpose of the text and therefore the appropriate vocabulary, grammar and structure.

The teacher with input from the students constructs an example of the text. During the process the teacher may 'think-aloud' about the choices made, modelling and explaining the processes involved.