Susan Susan

TP8 - Writing - Susan Davis
Elementary level




Main Aims

  • To introduce and provide practice of writing notes / (text) messages (20 words or less) to friends and family.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide an opportunity for students to practice their speaking and reading skills as well as to develop their vocabulary.


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

T sends Google Slides link and Google Docs link to students. T asks students: *Do you like sending / receiving text messages to family and friends? Why? Why not? After 2 or 3 students have participated, I ask them: *Do you prefer text messages or voice messages? Why I ask those who haven't participated yet.

Pre-writing (15-15 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading

Show students the four text messages prepared as a model for them to know how to write a text message. Give them 2 minutes for them to read them. ICQ. What will you do now? read the texts ICQ. How many minutes do you have to read them? 2 minutes Ask them to do the two short activities which are important to reflect on the elements of a text message (parts, formality, organisation, language). Send ss to breakout rooms so they can talk about the texts and the activities. Clarify any questions or difficulties they may have.

Writing task (12-12 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

T gives the task to students: Create 1 or 2 text messages for a friend or family member. It can be related to an invitation, apology, question, thank you note, birthday wish... They will have 10 minutes to work on it individually. Encourage them to ask questions if they have any during the process.

Follow-up (13-13 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

T shows ss the checklist so they can reflect on their writings and evaluate their peers' writings. T assigns them in pairs so they can read their peers text/s and evaluate them using the checklist. Tell them they can write down a few comments on the Google Docs. They will have 3 minutes to look at the checklist and evaluate their peers' writings. T will send them to breakout rooms so they can discuss on their analysis and give some feedback to their peers. T will give ss some general feedback.

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