to introduce and provide practice of writing emails of invitations and replies
To provide practice reading for gist
Procedure (38-49 minutes)
watch trailer for 1998 film "You've Got Mail"- has anyone seen this movie? What does he ask her in the email? (Do you think we should meet?) Talk about continuing our work from last week inviting and responding but this time, in writing. Elicit from SS - What kinds of plans do we make over email?
2 minutes Ss read email exchange between teacher Regina and her sister making plans for a visit - 4 emails, read on their own one time through for gist. 4 minutes As a group, elicit what does Regina ask and what does Paige respond? What are the plans being made? What is the tone or relationship and how do we know? 3 minutes SS re-read to find phrases that are useful to giving and gathering the information needed to make the plans.
Elicit useful language from the example emails from S and T writes on slide Check understanding of meaning, answer any questions on use.
6-8 minutes individual work writing on their own with the following prompts: Email 1: Invite a good friend and her spouse to a party at your house next Saturday. You used to spend a lot of time going to restaurants because you both love food, but you have not seen her recently because she started a new job. Email 2: Respond to a new friend from English class who emailed to invite you to join him and other classmates at a bar on Thursday. You can’t meet them, however, because you already have plans that evening. 8-10 minutes group work: SS go to breakout rooms in groups of 3; each take turns to screenshare to show written email invitation and your response, and to comment on and edit each other’s emails! -Does the email content make sense? -Is the language appropriate? -Is anything important missing from the message?
OCFB - ask for volunteer or nominate someone to share their screen with emails. Elicit from SS what works, what could be different in the email. The conduct DEC based on observations in BORs