Debby Debby

Upper-intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn how to write a review through guided discovery based on a short story. The lesson starts with identifying some pictures and guess what they belong to. This follow with a matching task for gist. For MFPA students will have to identify the sections of a review and decide what function some phrases play in the text example. Finally they will have to write their own review for a later peer correction.


Main Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a review in the context of short story

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of formal and informal parts of speech in the context of writing a review


Warmer/Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Starts with some pictures with the question "What do these pictures have in common?". Teacher ask students to take 30 seconds to recognised them. Teacher will elicit students to provide the answers.

Exposure (3-5 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Teacher by using a google form asks students to match the photos to the correct paragraph for 3 minutes individually. Teacher also will model the exercise. Teacher will nominate students to review the answers.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Layout: Teacher by using google slides will ask students to work in pairs for 3 minutes to match paragraphs to the correct review section. Teacher will model the exercise and will review the answers with the whole class. ICQs: Individually or groups? Form and Appropriacy: Teacher by using google slides will ask students to look at the words and phrases underlined and in bold and decide what function they play in the text. Teacher will send students to breakout rooms to work in pairs for 4 minutes. Teacher will model the exercise and monitor while in breakout rooms. ICQs: Reading or writing? how many minutes? Teacher will nominated students to review the exercise. Teacher will elicit the form of the phrases from the students. Teacher will clarify and elicit whether the phrases are formal or informal. CCQs: What do verbs do? What part of speech is "it"? What adjectives do? What are conjunctions? Are adjectives formal or informal?

Writing (13-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Teacher by using google documents will ask students to use the review as an example to write their own review. Students will have to find their names and write the review for 15 minutes individually. Teacher will monitor students while they write and annotate some possible errors for later feedback.

Peer Correction (3-5 minutes) • To provide students the opportunity to learn from their peers.

Teacher by using a google form will ask students to use the checklist to review their partner work for 5 minutes in breakout rooms. Teacher will monitor while in breakout rooms.

Feedback and Error Correction (3-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Teacher will use the annotations from the writing task to create feedback for students in an open class.

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