Teaching in a classroom where you have students who do not share a similar English writing background is downright challenging. For some of my students, their writing experience is confined to a sentence, but there are also those who come with paragraph- or essay-writing experiences.
What do you do when you have students with differing writing abilities? Obviously, expecting everyone to be at the same page, and at the same pace, would be silly. Another aspect that you may want to think of is how they had learned writing. Some of my students memorized essays in high school. Some of them just copied off from a 'model essay book'. Some actually have a discussion or debate about what to write about before actually writing. This is a problem for me too as I have grown accustomed to having the freedom and liberty to discuss anything under the sun. However, for many of my students, discussion is difficult to fathom. So what do I do? Do I lower the standards? Do I send everyone off for remedial English? (I've done this a couple times).
Or you could just send them off to remedial English. Seriously. :P