To provide product writing practice of a film review in the context of films.
To provide gist reading practice using a text about film review in the context of Slumdog Millionaire.
To provide clarification and practice of writing descriptively using adverb + past participle combinations in the context of film reviews.
Procedure (31-45 minutes)
-Project the photos in the powerpoint onto the whiteboard. Ask students if they know what the photos are from. -Example questions: Did you see this movie? Did you like this movie? What other movies do you like? What is your favorite/least favorite movie? -After ss speak for a minute, ask, "What do we call it when someone writes if a movie is good or bad?" (Review). If word cannot be elicited, give them the word.
-Explain to students that they will match definitions to the words. -Hand out handout. -Students complete tasks and peer check. Teacher monitors to see difficult answers. -Teacher projects answers on board, ss check their answers. -Teacher concept checks and drills the words, and then elicits the stress for the words.
-Have ss unfold the handout and discuss and answer the questions in pairs. -Provide direct feedback quickly, elicit "why" ss chose certain answers to check for understanding.
-Show ss the handout and tell them they will write the topics next to their corresponding numbers on the sides of the text. -Hand out handout, have ss do task. Monitor. -Peer check. -Go over answers quickly.
-Have ss look at paragraph 3 in the text. Note the phrases, "skilfully directed" and "poignantly acted." -Check the meaning, then elicit form from students. -Explain the next task to students, that they will match adverbs with participles. Tell students to unfold handouts and complete. -Monitor. -Peer check. -Project answers on board.
-Hand out scratch paper to students. Tell them to choose a film and come up with some ideas for the four different topics in a film review. -Explain they ought not to write the review, just ideas. -Monitor and provide prompts or ideas to ss stuck.
-Tell ss they will now write their review. -Hand out paper for their reviews. -Monitor and help any ss who seem stuck or have questions.
-Have ss swap papers (if an uneven number, then have them pass them one person down), and read each others' review. Tell them to make 2-3 suggestions for changes. -Monitor.
-Have ss rewrite their reviews. -Monitor.
-Ask ss to share anything they read they found interesting. "Would you see the movie?" -Go over any points from monitoring. -End class.