Ryan P. Stroud Ryan P. Stroud

TP7 - Writing
Upper-intermiate level


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Main Aims

  • Students will be able to write an informal email using the informal format, useful language, and skills required.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Students will be able to read, speak, and read informal emails.


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- Students will view a picture of someone working on a computer. Students will then list tasks that can be done on a computer. ex. Work, watch videos, listen to music, send emails. - If student struggle to identify tasks teacher will ask CCQ's leading to the topic of the lesson.

Text Analysis (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

- Students will read 2 examples of emails. Students will be given 1 minutes for first and 1 minutes for 2nd. - After reading each email students will be asked by teacher whether the emails are formal or informal. Students will then identify why they believe the emails to be formal or informal. - Formal: Professional, written to a professor, colleague, or boss. - Informal: Relaxed, written to a friend or family member, grammar does not need to be exact, freer format.

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

- Students will be able to identify useful language for an informal and the format including a greetings, body, and closing. - Useful Language: - Greeting(Meaning): Hi, Dear, sorry for ______, How's it going, I hope you are doing well. - Body(Meaning): Guess what, any suggestions, I know I want to travel to __________. - Closing(Meaning): I am looking forward to hearing from you, Can't wait _______, Thanks, love, bye. - Form: - Greeting + , + First Name - Ex: Hi, Maria - How's it Going? --> How + is + it + go + ing --> idiom (How are you) - I hope you are doing well. --> (Active) Pronoun + verb + pronoun (present participle) Verb + adverb. - Guess What (imperative) (I want you to) Guess what (something)? - I know I want to travel to ____ --> Pronoun + verb + pronoun + verb + infinitive verb + preposition. - I am looking forward to hearing from you. --> idiom --> To look forward to (preposition) = verb + ing phrase. - Can't wait --> I (omitted) can + not (contraction) + wait - Thanks (informal) thank you. Pronunciation: Students will view the word and sentence stress in the phrases and choral respond.

Writing/Productive (5-8 minutes) • Students will be writing an informal email using the format and useful language reviewed.

- Students will be prompted to write an informal email to a friend or a family member. The purpose of the email will be to receive travel information about where and where not to travel. - Students will work independently for 5-8 minutes. - Students will check in with teacher about time needed and teacher will ask CCQ's for understanding.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • Students will provided feedback to each other.

- After students complete their informal email, students will be placed in breakout rooms. In the breakout rooms Students will share their writing with a peer. The peer will read the writing and complete a checklist for format and useful language. When complete peer will provide feedback to student and roles will switch. - Students will be brought back to whole group and teacher will provide DEC for end of lesson.

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