To practise the productive skill of writing in the context of postcards.
To practise productive skill of reading, and receptive skills of speaking and listening in the context of group work.
Procedure (32-44 minutes)
Learners brainstorm keywords on Jamboard for lead-in question: What kind of holiday is this? (A cruise) When you go on holiday, do you send people postcards? Or do you just use Facebook?
Students read Sara's and Bruce's postcards (quickly) to get the main idea/gist of the text. CCQs: Is Bruce as happy as Sara with their holiday? (No) What two things do they agree on?" (Food and weather)
Students identify physical layout of features (where message goes, address, postage stamp) and language conventions of common topics, lack of pronouns, and fixed sentences, e.g. "wish you were here". MFPA. CCQs: Should you write in full sentences? (No) Are postcards like letters? (No) How are they different?
5-question quiz, putting words in right order for postcard expressions.
Instructions: (also on slide). In your groups, you will now write your own postcard to a friend or relative. Talk about the questions first and look at the checklist for what you need. Write the postcard. Then type it in the chatbox document. Remember, each group does just ONE postcard together. You have 8 minutes. How many postcards should you write? (One) Can you miss out pronouns? (Yes)
Learners swap postcards and use checklist to score those of the other groups. T feedback on language in the Delayed Error Correction (DEC) stage.