How To Write Worksheets

Worksheets are great! Teachers and students love them! They can be up-to-date, controversial, targeted to meet the needs of your students and lots of fun. But what makes a good worksheet? Experienced worksheet writer Karen Richardson takes you on a lively journey through the worksheet-writing process from having an idea to seeing the finished product.

Sections on worksheet genres, rubrics, level, timing and copyright issues show you what goes into writing different kinds of worksheets. These issues are exemplified through carefully selected published worksheets. Practical tasks with detailed keys and tips help you to write your own worksheets to the same professional standards. By the end of the book you’ll have all the tools and information you need to write worksheets that really work. 

This book forms part of the ELT Teacher 2 Writer training course. The course is designed to help you write better ELT materials, either for publication, or simply to improve the quality of your self-produced classroom materials.

Karen Richardson

Originally from the UK, Karen started teaching English in Germany in the mid-90s and had her first ELT materials published in 2002 (by German educational publisher, Langenscheidt). Since then she’s written a multitude of online worksheets for Macmillan’s Onestopenglish (The Guardian weekly news lessons, Business Spotlight lessons, Celebrations lesson plans, etc), National Geographic Learning and Pearson ELT, as well as coursebook components and Teacher’s Books for Macmillan ELT (The Business, In Company, and English for Law Enforcement), National Geographic Learning (Keynote)  and Cornelsen Verlag (Basis for Business). She’s also been a regular contributor to Business Spotlight magazine for many years.
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Karen Richardson

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