Intermediate Repeat level
To provide students with revision and practise of body paragraph writing to complete a Discursive essay, with the prompt: “The advantages of being famous”.
To provide students with an opportunity to read an outline essay sample in order to analyse it and complete/correct it with their own ideas.
To provide students with chance to discuss their ideas and support their arguments for paragraph writing through outlining and brainstorming, to later present it to the whole class.
Procedure (41-55 minutes)
T will ask Ss about the stages that an essay should have. The will all recycle ideas first in pairs and 2 min later T will ask about those ideas discussed. Then T writes them all on the board and organise them for the students to set themselves in what they will be doing next.
T will provide students with an OUTLINE sample, that is already done but that they'll have to analyse in pairs to decide whether the ideas there are enough or helpful for essay writing and therefore write their own. Here, students work first in pairs and then compare their written ideas with the pair next to them. T will walk around the class monitoring their work and answering questions if any.
Students now will work in groups of 4 to write 2 body paragraphs to complete the essay. Two of them might work on the 1st one and the rest of the 2nd just so the workload is evenly divided. The will do so on a large piece of cardboard as they will be instructed that the last stage is to stick it on a wall around the classroom for an Paragraph gallery presentation.
Students wii now stick their work around the classroom and will then be given a checklist handout for them to see their classmates' work and decide whether it was completed successfully and has all the features required on Paragraph writing. At the bottom of the paper, students will write comments and suggestions on their friends work. The handout is aimed to be completed in pairs, the same pairs that worked together on the writing task.
T and Ss now have a short discussion on what they saw in their friends' work piece and also talk about what they learnt in the class.