Tugba Yildirim TP6 - A story 1
To provide practice of language used for u
To provide practice of language used for time expressions at the beginnins of sentences in the context of first story-writing experience.
To provide product writing practice of a story in the context of first writing success.
To provide gist reading practice using a text about first story-writing experience in the context of first success.
Procedure (49-62 minutes)
Stick pictures of famous story-writers with their names on the board, including Niall Grayling and Alison Hawthorne. Ask "Who do you think they are?" Ellicit the answer from students. Story-writers When do you think they wrote their first stories? Ellicit some guesses from sts and say the correct information. Ask students Do you like writing? What kinds of things do you write? Social Media status? Blogs? Eksisözlük? Stories? Tell that in this lesson we will learn about 2 best-seller writers first success stories. Niall Grayling and Alison Hawthorne.
Ask students to read the text quickly, and choose the title for the text. Give 5 minutes. Check understanding by saying: Are you going to read quickly? Yes. Are you going to read in detail? No. Sts read the text and decide the title. Ellicit title from the students. Write three sentences on the board with time expressions at the beginnings of the sentences. One day, I asked my friend "do you like writing stories?" Suddenly, he started to laugh, and left the room. A few minutes later, he came back with a story-book, with his picture on the back cover! Underline the time expressions and ask what they are for? They make the order of actions clear.
Ask sts to read the text again and find seven time expressions at the beginnings of sentences by themselves. Ask them to look at exercise 2, to see the clue of number of letters. Give 8 minutes. Check understanding by asking: Are you going to find 10 time expressions? No.7 Are the time expressions at the beginning of the sentences? Yes. Ask students to check their answers in pairs in two minutes.
Reflect the text in exercise 4 on WB. Ask students to look at exercise 4 and complete it with the time expressions from exercise 2 by themselves. Check understanding by asking: Are you going to write time expressions in the gaps? Yes. Volunteer students come on WB and fill in the gaps. Ask sts, how do you think the story ends? Ellicit answers from the sts. Encourage them to use time expressions. Ask students to look at 5, and write the rest of the story in pairs by answering the questions in a seperate paper. Remind them to use time expressions. Give 10 minutes. Check understanding by asking are you writing the story by yourself? No Are you using the time expressions? Yes. Are you writing on the text? No. On a seperate sheet.
Ask students to stick their sentences on the walls and read eachothers stories. Handout the original rest of the story, and ask sts to check. (If there are)Write the common errors on WB, and ask students to correct.