Thomas Thomas

lower int level


Materials: Your own sample Aims: To introduce and provide practice of writing a (short) email telling your family what these days (lockdown) are like. Procedure Lead in – have a lead in based on the topic Text analysis – Show Ss your own example of the email, then: a)help Ss identify the different sections (parts) of the email and b)the language that is part of it (ask them to identify if language is formal or informal) Writing their own email 4. Feedback – Provide Ss with an (online) checklist so that they can read a peer´s email. You can send them to breakout rooms and they can give each other feedback after using the checklist


Main Aims

  • To provide students exposure and practice in writing in the context of informal email

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide exposure to the Lexus and meaning of 'concise'
  • To provide clarification review and practice for the verbal phrase 'looking forward to'


Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To provide a task that exposes students to formal and informal email

-Display slide 1 ( formal and informal email) -ask students what these are? -ask to read quickly and identify the main difference between the two ( formal vs informal)

Text analysis (14-16 minutes) • to clarify important parts of writing in email

Display slide 3 -review and ccq with questions on slide Display slide 4 -finish review of email components -mention new Lexus term concise -informal CCQ as needed Display slide 5 -review sections of email body -direct students to jam boad activities (8 min max) Students directed to work alone if less than 6 or in pairs if more ( limited number of slides available in jamboard) Jamboard 1 -6 -discovery activity to highlight meaning and form of formal and informal exponents of greeting and closing statements in email (2 min ) Jamboard 7-12 -discovery activity to highlight meaning and form of the phrasal verb 'look forward to' (2 min) Jamboard 13-18 - review activity to highlight meaning and importance of the Lexical term concise (2 min) -students directed back to the main group and slide 6 is reviewed open group feedback and ccq as needed

Writing (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice using lesson Lexus by writing an email

-provide students an email template with which they can practice composing an informal email -from slide 6, students are directed to main jamboard activity - students instructed to write email about how life has changed with covid -write to a school friend that no longer lives near you.

Feedback (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with an opportunity to give and receive feedback about their writing from peers

- display slide 7 students directed to work in pairs, review others email, and evaluate students requested to think about evaluation on 3 main fronts Format, Function, Style

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