VCOP, Review of relative pronouns
Upper Secondary 4 level
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.
To practice speaking fluently and accurately using relative pronouns in sentences.
Procedure (83-107 minutes)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ss are given a few written tasks Pg 87. PC and WCFB are done.
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.
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.
Ss engage in 3 written tasks.