Describing a Favorite Scene
Upper Intermediate level
To provide practice in producing descriptive prose in an engaging piece.
To provide opportunities for learners to practice writing use descriptive phrases and expressions presented in class.
To provide opportunities for learners to identify and then replicate the format and layout of a piece of descriptive prose..
Procedure (45-45 minutes)
Students are shown some questions asking them about their favorite TV or film scene. Students are then sent to breakout rooms to discuss their answers.
Students are presented with a text to read describing a favorite movie scene. Prior to reading it, students are shown a list of questions to answer individually while reading (2 min). Students then go to breakout rooms to discuss their answers (4 min). Students then return to main class and are presented with answer key. (1 min)
Students are then shown an exercise asking them to match phrases and expressions with a similar meaning alternative. Students work individually (2 min). Students then go to breakout rooms to discuss their answers (4 min). An answer key is then presented for students to view and they asked if they have any questions (1 min) Students are then shown another matching exercise asking them to associate the form of an phrase or expression with how it used. Students are also asked to identify if each form of phrase or expression given is formal, informal, or neutral. Students work individually, but may consult each other using direct messaging or the chat box (3 min). An answer key is then presented (1 min)
Learners are shown a list of questions to think about regarding their favorite TV or movie scene (2 min). Each learner is then presented with a slide on which to write about their favorite scene (15 min).
Learners partner with each other in breakout rooms to review each other's written work. They compare it to a checklist to see if the writer accomplished the goals of the assignment. During this time they share their feedback with each other.
Teacher looks for common errors, or any errors worthy of mention to the whole class. Teacher then provides 2 minutes of delayed error correction.