Teacher Practice 5 / Writing about 'Your Last Holiday!'
The main aim of the lesson is to give students practıce on 'Writiting'. In particular, by the end of the sesson, learners will have completed a writing task about their last holiday.
'Reading' has been desined as a sub-aim in order to provide the learners with a model of the task.
Procedure (33-45 minutes)
In order to familiarize the learners with the topic of the task and also to build interest in the activity, the teacher presents some pictures on the projector and tells a story about her last holiday trying to elicit the words and main ideas from the learners. It is also a good time to review the lexis related to the TL. The teacher models and drills full short sentences for newer lexis
In order to expose them to the type of the text she wants them to write, the teacher provides the students with a handout in which they can read the story of the teacher's last holiday in more details. The teacher presents some detailed questions on the board and asks the students to read the text individually and try to find the answers of the questions , then they check their answers with their partners. It is followed by a WCFB by asking different pairs to answer the questions.
At this stage, the teacher divides the class into three or four groups depending on the number of the students and gives them a number of verbs and asks them to work in groups and match the verbs with the nouns related to the topic 'Holiday' on the walls around the classroom. The teacher monitors from distance and tries to check their answers. After doing feedback, they are all set for the next stage.
The teacher provides them with a handout including some key questions about their last holiday. Now asks the students to think about their OWN last holiday and give short answers to the questions.The teacher monitors the learners in order to offer them support in case they face a problem.
The teacher gives them a cool handout with a holiday theme and asks them to write what they did on their last holiday using the answers to the questions on the previous handout. The teacher walks around the classroom monitoring the learners and taking notes of the common errors and also some useful language they use in their writing.
The teacher asks the learners to stick their pieces of writing on the walls all around the classroom so that their peers can read and decide who had the most exciting holiday. In the end, the teacher draws their attention to some of the points she has taken a note of including either their mistakes or the useful language they used in their writing.