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VCOP, Review of relative pronouns
Upper Secondary 4 level

Description

In this lesson, Ss clarify and practice use of VCOP to write interesting sentences. They also review and practice relative pronouns.

Materials

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Main Aims

  • To review and practice relative pronouns in writing accurate sentences in the context of tourism.
  • To clarify and practice use of vocabulary, connectives, openers and punctuation in writing interesting sentences in the context of tourism.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice speaking fluently and accurately using relative pronouns in sentences.

Procedure

Lead in - Taskathon (18-20 minutes) • To activate students' schemata

Task 1: A few pictures are displayed on the IWB and Ss are asked to work in groups and note down as many words (adjectives and adverbs) as they can to describe them. Ss share their answers with the class. Task 2: Tr asks Ss to give a few connectives that they usually use in sentences. Their answers are noted on the board. SS are to work in pairs and make sentences using conjunctions. Task 3: A few words are displayed on the IWB and Ss are asked to make sentences using those words as openers. Ss share their answers with the class and give examples of other openers. Task 4: A few incorrect sentences (incorrect or missing punctuation marks) are displayed on the board and Ss are asked to correct them. The S that finishes writing the sentence correctly first is the winner. Tr then elicits the use of VCOP from SS. The VCOP pyramids are displayed on the IWB and copies of the same are given to Ss.

Less controlled Written Practice (10 minutes) • For Ss to practice using VCOP in writing interesting sentences.

A few simple sentences are displayed on the IWB. For example: I walked out of my room and ran into the forest. Ss are asked to rewrite the sentences using VCOP. I crept out of the dark room and zoomed through the mysterious forest. Ss work in pairs. PC and WCFB are done.

Less Restricted Written Practice (18-20 minutes) • To practice writing a paragraph using VCOP in the context of tourism.

The topic for paragraph writing (Pg 83) is displayed on the IWB. Ss are asked to work in pairs and discuss the key ideas they will include in their writing. Ss then share their ideas with the class and write the paragraph.

Error Correction and Feed back (5-7 minutes) • For Ss, to check understanding of the given task.

Once all Ss have completed their tasks, they are asked to swap their papers with each other. Ss are given a key that would help them to correct the papers. Ss correct the papers and return them back. Ss are asked to rewrite the paragraph that they got back after the corrections as home work.

Restricted Written Practice (8-10 minutes) • To practice and improve writing accurate sentences with relative pronouns in the context of tourism.

Ss are given a few written tasks Pg 87. PC and WCFB are done.

Restricted Speaking Practice (8-10 minutes) • To practice and improve speaking fluently and accurately using relative pronouns in sentences.

Ss are divided into two teams and are asked to write down a five sentence openers. They are to exchange them with the other group. The other group is to make a sentence using the openers. Ss share their answers with the class. WCFB is done.

Language Input - Defining and Non defining relative clauses (8-10 minutes) • To clarify and differentiate between defining and non defining clauses.

2 sentences are displayed on the board. John's mother, who lives in Scotland, has 6 grandchildren. He gave me the letter, which was in a blue envelope. Ss are asked to identify the relative pronouns and relative clauses in the sentences displayed on the IWB. Tr asks Ss: What is the difference between the 2 sentences. Tr explains the difference between relative and non relative clauses. Non-defining relative clauses are composed of a relative pronoun, a verb, and optional other elements such as the subject or object of the verb. Commas or parentheses are always used to separate non-defining relative clauses from the rest of the sentence.

Restricted Written Practice (18-20 minutes) • To practice and improve use of relative pronouns and clauses in setences.

Ss engage in 3 written tasks.

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