Edited by Mimi Li and Meixiu Zhang
[Language Learning & Language Teaching 59] 2023
► pp. 184–201
Prior chapters of this volume have focused on issues surrounding collaborative writing’s (CW) theoretical motivations, features of studies’ designs, and trends among findings. This chapter shifts readers’ attention to the different types of CW tasks and activities that have been adopted in the published literature. First, the author summarizes commonly employed tasks across both face-to-face and computer-mediated communication modalities (e.g., story/narrative tasks). Second, the most frequently adopted CW activities in face-to-face classrooms (e.g., dictogloss), followed by those writing tasks often used in computer-mediated communication instructional modalities (e.g., expository tasks) are examined. In this section, the increasing use of multimodal writing activities is also discussed. The chapter closes with a series of recommendations for implementing different CW tasks and activities.