Common Core level
To be able to write an informal letter including all elements
To introduce oneself and inform about personal information
Procedure (55 minutes)
Do you write letters? To whom? How do you send them?
Elicit the elements of the letter and write them on mind map on the board. Elements : Address, Date, Body (Beginning, Asking, Purpose, Closing), Wishes and Signature. Teacher elicits and provides different expressions to use at every stage and write them on the board.
Students are asked to read and unscramble a letter. Students match the parts of the letter to the headings of the letter.
Teacher provides students with a model( form) to follow while writing a letter. Students write their first draft. Students self evaluate their writing using a chacklist. Students edit their writing. Students are asked to share their letters orally with their mates.
One production is chosen to be copied on the board as formalization.