Online Process Writing Lessons for Young Learners
To provide process writing practice of a descriptive paragraphs in the context of a real story (lesson 1: talking about past), ideal school (lesson 2: talking about unreal present and future), robots in the future (lesson 3 pros & cons), a summer festival (lesson 4), favourite TV programme (lesson5)
To provide fluency speaking practice in a debate in the context of brainstorming before writing
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
The T. asks some general questions about the writing topic to activate the learners' schemata and provide some ideas for the brainstorming session.
The T. may show some reading texts from the course books as models for production.
The T. presents the writing topic and shows a graphic organiser suitable for the writing topic on the smart board from writinga-z.com. And, the Ss draw the chart on their notebooks and fill in it with their peers.
The Ss start producing their texts on their Blogger page. They have 20 minutes to finish their tasks. They may search through the internet if they need some specific information during the process. When they complete their paragraphs, they write their names before publishing and then wait for the feedback session to start.
Each student opens their tablets and visits their Blogger page. Then, they scroll through the page to find a paragraph to comment on. They check their friends' errors and leave comments on them, text outlines or themes/plots below the paragraphs. They may reply to each other's comments. But they have to write their names under their comments.