It's been a struggle all this year with this class. Very lively, poor levels of concentration and inability to retain what you teach them. Low starting levels too. Now, with only one term left, I'm pleased that they've all made progress (I'm hoping the vast majority will be at least in Level 2 land by the end of the year, albeit low L2) and are beginning to settle, but I was wondering about the best way to really consolidate this and really help things to 'stick', mainly in writing? The big issue seems to be how they hold on to things. Ask them to use full stops and capitals, most of them will (when prompted). On their own - barely. Ask them to use connectives they will (not on their own). Ask them to start sentences in different ways they will - not on their own. You get the picture. We play lots of games, speaking and listening, modelling etc etc and they really respond but send them off to write something most of it gets forgotton. We're about to start learning all about Nocturnal Animals for you-know-what. I'm convinced they will enjoy it and contribute a lot - but the writing at the end will almost certainly not reflect that. Help!