Writing A Postcard
To provide process and product writing practice of a Postcard in the context of Writing a postcard to a friend
To provide clarification and practice of The weather in the context of Sunny, rainy, windy weather
Procedure (47-57 minutes)
-Show the video named "News Blooper: Palm Springs CBS reporter gets blown away!" and instruct the students to watch it tell you what is happening in the video. -Let them discuss with their partners first and then get their ideas about the video.
-Pre-teach the vocabulary related to the weather conditions. -Show the pictures of the words and elicit the meaning. (rainy,sunny,snowy,cloudy,windy,foggy) -Drill the words and write them on the board showing the stresses. -In order to practice the vocabulary, divide the students into two groups and state that you are going to give them some cut-ups on which the names of the weather conditions' are written and when you show the picture of the word, they are going to show the word, the group which shows the cut-up first, gets one point. -After the game, get them to fill in the weather chart formed by two columns. -On the left side get them to write the things they can do in good weather and on the right side the things they can do in a bad weather. -Let them check their answers with their partners.
-Ask the students whether they sent a postcard before or not. Who to? Where from? -Give them the handouts having the example of a postcard. -Get the Ss to read the example post card and underline the words for good weather and bad weather. -Let them check in pairs and get whole class feedback.
-After underlining the good/bad weather words, get the students to write a postcard to their friends as in the example. -Give them a draft paper first instead of a postcard. -Set a time limit and let them write drafts of postcards without error correction. -After they finish, get them to swap their postcards with their peers. -Let them read each other's work.
-Drafts are returned and improvements are made based upon peer feedback. -Students write their post-cards one more time in order to produce a final draft. -Provide on the spot error correction this time. -After they finish writing, put the postcards around the classroom and get them to read each other's final work.