To practice fluency in writing an email in the context of an update on Covid-19 shelter-in-place routine to a family member.
To give an overview of the basic components of an email (greeting, body, closing, and signature), and review MAF for example functional phrases within the context.
Procedure (37-45 minutes)
Show Lead-in photo Ask students to look at the picture and give FB "What is happening here?" "Where is this young woman?" "Whom is she writing to?" T conducts OCFB
--Presentation of context-- Show text Ask students to read the text: "While reading, think about: How is this similar to, or different from, your own experience during COVID-19" 2 minutes for reading CCQ: "Which paragraph is the overview, and which one describes details?" OCFB --Meaning CCQ--- CCQ: “Does the recipient have previous knowledge the fact stated in the sentence?” Answer: yes CCQ: "Does this phrase state the purpose of the email?" yes OCFB
--GD for Meaning-- Send the Jamboard link to Ss I: "Please check the chatbox and open the jamboard" ICQ "Is the jamboard open?" I: "Now, everyone, put the green sticky notes into the correct column". 1 minute GD for A for each item: "Is this familiar, business casual, or business formal?" Order the phrases into rows --Form-- Cover F through GD of TL through FCQs Show slide Hi Dad, fixed phrase FCQ: "Fixed or variable?" variable, "What comes next?" body Show slide Just a quick note to...fixed phrase FCQ: "Fixed or variable?" fixed "What comes next?" v in base form + rest of sentnece Show slide As you know, fixed phrase FCQ: "Fixed or variable?" fixed "What comes next?" full phrase Show slide Much love, fixed phrase FCQ: "Fixed or variable?" fixed "What comes next?" signature OCFB
Set task: Writing Practice Show students slides with prompts Explain the activity, Ss write their own email using the prompts Assign Ss to slides Ss have about 18 minutes to write email Monitor writing and send notes to students
Project checklist, confirm view Ask students to check partners' emails using checklist and add comments Conduct OCFB Ask students' participation (suggestions) to improve language