Fatih Can Fatih Can

Elementary level


In this lesson, students will practice their comprehension skills by reading the teacher's text messages. Also, they will writing skills by replying to text messages.


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Main Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a text messages in the context of casual conversations with friends

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of language used for general texting phrases


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T will greet and as he is talking he will receive a text message. T will look at his phone and talk about the text message he got. T will ask the SS to talk to their partners about the following questions; Do you call or text? Who do you text with? Do you text in English? WCFB

Exposure (7-9 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

T will show the two text messages he received from his friends. T will give instructions and give the HO SS will answer questions about the two text messages. After peer check, T will get WCFB

Useful Language (7-8 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

T will highlight the useful language examples in the texts. And will try to elicit new ones and list them on the WB. "My friend had a bad day, how would I start my message by laughing or saying sorry?" Clarify meaning only with the ones SS don't understand

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

T will tell the SS that they will get to do their own examples of text messages. T will regroup pairs and give them message bubble sheets. T will ask SS to write a message to their partner and their partner to reply and complete 4 messages. T will ask SS to post their messages on the walls so that other pairs could compare their work. (They will also take notes as they are looking at others' work) T will put feedback sheets on each pairs messages so that other pairs can tick or cross)

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

T will use the feedback sheets to choose the conversations he is going to have error correction with. T will ask SS what is wrong with the texts to the SS first (referring to their notes). T will correct the parts SS couldn't figure out.

If time activity (7-10 minutes) • Provide SS with freer writing practice in the context of informal communication with friends.

T will show an example of an e-mail with his tutor Jennifer. T will show that he used the same sentences from his texts(informal e-mail) After showing the structure, T will give students sheets of e-mail paper. T will ask SS to write their own e-mails with in the light of the example. T will ask SS to switch and read each others` work. T will look at a few examples and get WCFB

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