samar akram samar akram

writing communication skill
primary grade 4 level


They will be familiar with writing paragrph but may lack confidence using expressions


Abc board-markers -projector-hands on-ppt

Main Aims

  • To provide To develop writing fluency through writing a complaint letter To practice and develop recognizing differences in register by comparing informal speech with formal writing

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice and develop intensive reading skills in the context


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

To improve the clarity of my instructions, i.e. to stop repeating myself To manage f/b more effectively To manage time limits more effectively so the Ss will be able to write a letter of complaint

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

T says, “We will match what Phillip says on the phone to what Phillip writes in the letter. Read the letter and write your answers here.” (point to letter column) - T does example w/Ss – 1. You told me = I was told that - Ss read and write answers, T monitors - Pair check – “Check your answers in pairs.” - Brief plenary f/b – OHP, T nominates S, uncovers answers on OHT

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

T says, “We will talk about what changed in the written letter. It could be grammar, vocabulary or word order. Let’s do #1 together.” (point to change) - T does example w/Ss – 1. You told me = I was told that – Active to Passive voice - “In groups of 3, talk about the changes. Each group will do two. Write your answers.”

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

T says, “I will give you a word or phrase. In pairs, find the same formal word in the letter. Then, come to the OHP and underline the word/phrase.” - Ss read and write on OHP, T monitors - Brief plenary f/b – Ss check answers

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

T says, “You will write a letter of complaint. Choose 1 of the 6 products. Think of at least 4 things that went wrong. Write to the company and ask for your money back. The teachers will decide which letter is the best. The best letter gets a prize.” - T puts Info-products on table, Ss pick one - Ss write letter, T monitors - T gives tape to Ss and they put letter on wall - Ts judge and prizes awarded

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