Process writing is a good place to start with your beginner students.
Simple process writing can be nothing more than a numbered list of steps written in the simple present with imperative grammar.
Many students have a tendency to start at the beginning of their assignment, without first planning how to structure their writing.
The danger with this approach is that writers tend to veer off topic.
As you correct their writing samples, try to focus on the key grammar points taught in class rather than pointing out every single mistake.
The vocabulary you expect students to use depends on the level of your curriculum.
Also, be aware of any vocabulary that may be specific to the process students are describing.
For example, if they’re describing a food from their home country, students may need to define a particular ingredient (e.g.
For lower-level students, single words are easier to learn.
Whereas advanced students should be able to use a broader spectrum of transition words.