An Informal E-Mail
To provide and process writing practice of an informal e-mail in the context of Greeting and Contacting People (mostly acquaintances, friends) whom we lost contact during the past years.
To provide detailed reading practice using a text about Keeping In touch via informal e-mail in the context of Greetings, Asking After Friends.
Procedure (36-50 minutes)
- There are 3 questions to be answered in pairwork about social media and reaching people via one of these platforms. - SS will be invited to share what they talked about with the group. - Must be completed by not getting lost in personal conversations.
- I will give explain what to be expected from them. They will be directed to read the e-mail on their own. They will have at least 3 minutes to do gist-reading. - SS have to deduce the meanings from the text and make them express the genre of writing. (formal/informal) with the sender/reciever and date details. Holostic eliciting.
- I will support SS with FBs while dealing with phrases and expressions. Awareness will appear to the text comparing to their daily writing & reading routines. - Supported by phrases via FBs, WGFB will set and fill in the blanks on the whiteboard. -They can use the whiteboard actively.
- Matching the topics to the paragraphs, in pairs. WGFB presents all the answers.
- Giving instructions on why we don't stay in touch, why we do lose contacts easily. Due to relationships, moving cities or abroad or other reasons? Trying to extract these ideas in WG but they wil write those down before proceeding to the e-mail. - T monitors, helps them express with newly introduced idioms, phrases.
- Instruction on how to and where to write an informal e-mail with appropriate expressions and writing. - Checklist from the copy paper to be projected on the whiteboard. -Monitorin the SS during their writings.
- SS hand their e-mail samples to their friends- WGFB - Gallery Reading of all pages in all around the classroom. -Wraping Up.