Teaching Practice 3:
Elementary, A2 level
To provide product writing practice of a e-mails in the context of family
To provide scan reading practice using a text about e-mails in the context of family and physical apparence
To provide review of family lexis in the context of Personal e-message
Procedure (40-59 minutes)
Show students some pictures that represents e-mails and texts Ask "What are these?" (They are emails) "Do you send them?" (Yes) "Who do you send them to?" (Family, friends) Say today we will look at emails.
Say look at this e-mail don't read it but look at it scan (show how to scan by mimicing) Ask: Who is writing this e-mail? (Barbarba) What is this e-mail about? (Barbara's family)
Tell students to read the e-mail and fill in the blanks with the words that you give. ICQ: What do you read? (the e-mail) ICQ: Which words do you use? (the ones from the box) Give students the handouts and do the first exercise from the worksheet as an example Give students 3 minutes to complete the gap fill handout. Peer Feedback: When it is done ask them to check their answers with their partners. Feedback: Nominate a student to read the first sentence and the answer then nominate three more students for the next gap fills. Answers to exercise: 1) Parents, 2) Mother, 3) Sister, 4) Brother
Say look at the exercise read the rest of Barbara's e-mail and write T for true or F for false for these sentences. Read the first sentence from the email and turn to sentences and ask Barbara's father is fat? Is this true?(yes) ICQ: What are you reading? (the email) ICQ: After you read what are you gonna do with these sentences? (Write T for true or F for False) Give them 5 minutes to finish Peer Feedback: Put students in group of four and tell them to check their answers. Feedback: Check the answers together.
Show students personal photograph of family. Say this is my family, this is my father, this is my mother and this is my brother. Show yourself on the photo and ask who is this?(Ayça) Say think about your family for a minute Show slide number one with the "Choose the correct words to make these sentences true for your family" Worksheet taken from Straightforward Elementary Workbook page 67, ex.4 Say look at these sentences and circle the true ones for you Say for example My father is tall, he has green eyes. ICQ: What are you doing with these words? (circle) Who are you writing about? Is it Ayça's family? (no, ours) Give students three minutes to complete the exercise. Peer feedback: Ask students to share their answer with one and other. Feedback: Ask students to give their answers.
Tell students that they will write some sentences about their families. Give them Write some sentences about your family handout. Give an example write on the board "My mother's name is..., She is...,She has...eyes and... ICQ: Are you reading or writing?(writing) Who are you writing about? (ourselves) Give students five minutes to write their sentences. Ask them to check with their partners. Group feedback: Nominate some students to read their sentences to class.
Say now you are writing an email. Show the email template from Straightforward Elementary Workbook pg:67/ex 6 Say we write an email to Barbara about ourselves. Give students the template and ask someone to read the sentence " Hi, I'm looking for a pen pal to exchange emails with. Tell me about your family" ICQ: What is Barbara looking for? (pen pal) Who are you writing about? (ourselves/us) Give students 10 minutes to complete the exercise.
Ask students exchange their emails(the ones they have written) with each other and check each others emails. OR Ask students to give emails to teacher and post them to board and ask them to check their peers emails for mistakes.