Aya Aya

online friend (letter formation)
grade 9 level


In this lesson, students revise letter formation through exposing them to a written example (small task). The lesson starts with a discussion about whether they have a foreign friend (or a friend who lives in another city) who they met on social media or not. This is followed by a task in which they will fill the gabs to complete the letter (exopsure). Then I will start to help them deduce letter formation and if they found it a bit complicated, I will start to illustrate. Finally there is a controlled practice through reordering a scattered letter parts followed by a free practice in which they will correct each other's mistakes.


Abc Handouts

Main Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a letter in the context of online Friends

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of heading,harm, in person, ups and downs, hug and love you to the moon and back in the context of writing a letter to an online friend


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

Teacher will as the following questions - Have you ever met a foreign person (or a person who lives in another city) online? - Where are they from? - Have you become close friends? - Have you ever sent a letter for each other?

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of the task and highlight useful words and phrases

- Provide them a letter sample in which they fill in the gaps in the letter. - help them deduce letter formation - explain letter formation in details

Language Analysis (6-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning of the task language

- teach and revise vocab (online friend - signature - heading - closing - harm, in person, ups and downs, hug and love you to the moon and back ... etc

Task (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

- Ask Ss to organize the scattered letter parts. (controlled practice) - Ask Ss to write a letter to their online friend. (free Practice) - give Ss a chance to correct each others mistakes

Feedback (6-8 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language.

- Provide feedback on students' production. - Correct their mistakes.

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