To review and practice passive voice
Language to convert a sentence to passive voice
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
Begin the lesson by having students talk about a time when they helped someone else. They should use the root phrases "He/She was helped by me because..." and "Helping others is..." Students will be initially paired in the breakout rooms, then OCFB will follow for responses to be heard. Ex. "When I was at the mall, I saw a lady fall and I helped her stand up. She was helped by me because I knew I could help. Helping others is the right thing to do."
For exposure, students will read a text and respond to 3 questions (main idea and 4 examples of passive voice sentences from the text). Afterwards, students will match 4 missing parts of sentences to make them complete in the passive voice.
In Useful Language, students will clarify differences between active and passive voice with multiple examples and opportunities to show understanding. Then, be + past participle, along with past, present, and future tense forms of passive voice will be shown and explained. Students will use guided discovery to find the answers and meanings before it is explained and confirmed.
For the productive task, students will work with a partner to read a text and answer whether 6 sentences should be in active or passive voice. Then, students will work together with the same partner to change formal style sentences (passive voice) into more conversational style sentences (active voice).
Feedback on written and spoken language will be given in OCFB at the end of the lesson, along with DEC, focusing on errors that should be corrected.