Sarai Medina Sarai Medina

TP6
Upper Intermediate level

Description

In this lesson, students learn about writing film reviews through guided discovery based on a film review of the movie 'Midnight in Paris'. The lesson starts with a quick brainstorm in pairs about film reviews. This is followed by a gist reading of the film review where students identify a summary sentence of the film. Next, there is some modelling of the product through matching and gap fill exercises. Finally, free practice through the writing and publishing of their own film reviews.

Materials

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson students will have practiced writing a Review in the context of Films

Subsidiary Aims

  • Learners will also review adjectives and adverbs in the context of film reviews.
  • Learners will also obtain detailed reading practice using a text about the movie 'Midnight in Paris' in the context of film review.
  • Learners will also practice gist reading using a text about the movie 'Midnight in Paris' in the context of film reviews.

Procedure

Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To engage learners and activate their schemata and set the context of the class.

- Today we will read a film review to hopefully write one by the end. - T asks: Has anyone seen a review for a film or series lately? T elicits some answers. - Instructions: You will now brainstorm some answers in pairs. - T shares screen and reads instructions. - Instructions: Discuss the questions with your partner and write down your answers.. - T demos the task. - ICQ's: Will you answer individually? (No) - T shares link to jamboard activity. - Learners discuss questions and write down their answers. - T conducts OCFB

Layout (6-8 minutes) • To analyze the text and identify elements of layout that provide coherence and cohesion in the text.

- Instructions: Let's take a look at a film review to identify its elements. - T shares screen and reads instructions. - Instructions: Analyze the film review and identify its basic elements. - T demos task. - ICQ's: Will you look for key words? (Yes) - T shares link to google forms. - Learners scan through the text and answer. They check their answer in pairs when done. - T conducts OCFB

Formulaic Language (5-6 minutes) • To identify language conventions in the text.

- Instructions:Now let's focus on language forms that are important in reviews. - T shares screen and reads instructions. - Instructions: Identify and circle all the adverbs and think of similar adverbs that can be used. - T demos task. - ICQ's: Will you look for specific words? (Yes) - T shares link to jamboard activity. - Learners scan through the text and identify adverbs. They check their answer in pairs when done. - T conducts OCFB and covers MPFA for both adverb samples in the film review. Example: skillfully directed Pronunciation: /skɪlfəli dəˈrɛktəd/ Form: adverb CCQ's: What is 'skillfully' describing? (verb) Is it how something is done? (YES) What type of verb is used after the adverb? (past participle)

Parallel Writing (6-8 minutes) • To practice the layout and language conventions previously seen in writing some writing exercises.

- T shares screen and reads instructions. - Instructions: Organize the paragraphs into the correct order. Fill in the blanks to complete the review using your own words and the words given. - T demos task. - ICQ's: Will youhave to come up with your own words? (Yes) Do you have to use all the words given? (Yes) - T shares link to jamboard activity. - Learners organize the fragments and identify adjectives and adverbs to fill in the blanks. They check their answer in pairs when done. - T conducts OCFB

Freer Writing (14-15 minutes) • To allow learners to share their text and get feedback on the contents and language of their written production.

Learners publish their text for everyone to read. Teacher conducts OCFB (Who wrote the most persuasive letter.) - Now it's time to do our own film/series review. - T shares screen and reads instructions. - Instructions:Write a short film review about a film or series you enjoy or watched recently. Make sure to apply what you learned in class. - ICQ's: How many paragraphs should you write? (4) What should each paragraph be about? (Intro/ Setting, Plot summary, Opinions of different elements, Conclusion/ Recomendation) - T shares link to Google Docs. - Learners write their reviews individually. They read each other's reviews. - T conducts OCFB (Based on the review which film or series would you watch?)

Feedback and Error Correction (4-5 minutes) • To allow learners to get feedback on the contents and language of their written production.

- T presents samples of language collected in the Freer Practice stage. - Learners identify correct uses of language and help correct erroneous uses. - T conducts DEC

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