Writing lesson plan
Upper intermediate level
To provide product writing practice of a movie review in the context of creating an article for a website.
To provide product writing practice of a movie review in the context of for a movie so bad it's good.
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
Open by welcoming the students and telling them we will be talking about movies and practicing to write a review for one. Ask them what makes a movie good or bad? What is the best bad movie they have seen? Group activity/discussion.
Tell the students they will read a review for a movie. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kuCjlK6IBE-9L8FZZzCjATrMgrFFWpzx9XwLv_xG6AY/edit Ask them CCQs about the reading. What movie is it about? Jumanji What kind of movie is it? Who are the main actors? Does the author think it's a good movie or a bad movie? Then, they analize the structure of the website and the article. There is an activity in the presentation for them to put the different parts where they correspond. In slide n.5.
There is an activity where the meaning of different adjectives used in the text is given. Then, they need to complete sentences with the proper adjective. The form is then analyzed: Passive voice. There is an activity to rewrite sentences to practice the structure.
The students are divided into groups. They have to select a good bad movie together and then write a technical information card on it. There is a peer review moment to check and continue to the second activity. On the second part, INDIVIDUALLY, students must write a review for the movie they chose. For feedback, members of their group read their review and discuss. 3 mins. As a second feedback, they can choose another review to read, from a different group.
Teacher feedback. Focus on praise and check what needs improving.