Tuğba Kaya, Writing-Reading
Elementary, A1 level
To practise writing for fluency in the context of favorite possessions.
To practise reading for gist and specific information in the context of favorite things.
Procedure (45 minutes)
T starts the lesson talking about her favorite possession. S/he mentions other favorite things showng several pictures of possessions on PPT to give ideas and remind the ss of possessions’ names. T shows the pictures and the ss tell the names. T shows the words after eliciting the things names. Meanwhile, T asks some questions using adjectives with their opposites so that the ss can use these adjectives in their writing. T writes these adjectives and sentences on the board to model useful language for the ss’ writing on the board. Thus ss learn some object names and adjectives used to describe these things. Then T shows all the pictures on one slide. S/he asks a student to pick a picture of these pictures out of the box. S/he tries to guess what’s in the picture asking Yes/No questions. Then S/he chooses another student to pick a picture. The class tries to guess the thing in the picture by asking similar questions. This task continues with some other students picking pictures.
The ss read short texts about the favorite things of three people. They first match the texts with the people’s photos, so they read for gist. Next for specific information they answer some comprehension questions about the texts in complete sentences. Thus they write their first sentences about the topic in a controlled way. They answer the questions alone, and then they compare answers in pairs. Then T gives class feedback.
The ss fill in a table about their favorite thing to be used as a guide for their writing. They use the notes in the table and write about their favorite thing on cards to post on Pinterest. They make use of the adjectives and the sample sentences on the board. They can also use the texts they have just read as a model. They already have a model text given along with the table. While the students write, the teacher monitors them and provides help when needed.
Upon finishing writing, they stick their cards on the cardboard titled Pinterest on the board. Then all the students read the cards and write comments under them. They write if they like that thing or not.