Writing lesson: blog entry
Upper intermediate. level
To provide product writing practice of a blog entry in the context of travel blogs
To provide fluency speaking practice in a peer-check groups
To provide review of rhetoric devices for writing a compelling piece.
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
T. asks the students if they know the difference between a blogger and a vlogger, or between a blogger and an influencer. Ss. go into breakout rooms to talk about their preferences, if they follow any specific influencer or blogger and what they post about. Ss. come back and we enlist different styles of blogs.
T. sends a screenshot of the text so everyone can read individually for 3 minutes T. models how to analyze the text layout: what is the author doing in this paragraph? what information is contained? how does he engage the reader? Ss. go into breakout rooms to complete the layout analysis
T. provides examples of rhetorical questions and asks the students to identify them in the text and that they're used for. T. elicits form and pronunciation (emphasis) for rhetorical questions and shows a checklist with things to consider for when Ss. write their blog entry.
Ss. go to their slide in a google slides and write a blog entry with a recommendation about fashion, travel, food experiences or recipes or lifestyle. They can customize it an add images so it's more fun.
Ss. check their peer's blog entry by using the checklist (each one will review the slide that comes after theirs) T. conducts OCFB by asking each student what they thought of the entry they reviewed T. shows the different slides so everyone can have a general view of what their peers did