tp 7 writing
To introduce and provide practice of writing a reply to an invitation.
To introduce and clarify common language style used to reply to an invitation so as to accept or reject the said invitation in an appropriate and effective manner.
Procedure (43-45 minutes)
-After starting the 45-minute timer. -Say good morning. -Open G. Slide 1 -The next step is asking the students how they would like a rejection or acceptance letter to an invitation they sent to sound - Ask what must be present in a letter? Elicit possible answers. (1.Is there a greeting? 2. Is there a purpose statement? 3. Do you accept or reject their invitation? 4. Did you include a closing statement?)
-Using G. slide 2-3 as the model, Ss will read silently and look for useful phrases and format of replying. 2-3 mins. -G. Slide 4 shows extracted useful phrases from previous models. -Dear, HI, ____________ That sounds great! I’m afraid I won’t be able to come. I hope to see you soon Really looking forward to seeing you. All the best. What a shame!" a) Dear: Formal introduction to a letter, email, etc. b)Hi: Informal " " . c) That sounds great: Used to demonstrate excitement and joy. d) I'm afraid.... (Does not mean scared, it's a way of gently delivering bad news. e and f) Speaking of the future, soon can be supplicated with another adverb (later, tomorrow) g) Future: used at the end of a formal letter to say you hope to hear from or see someone soon, or that you expect something from them: h) Hoping that everything in their life is going well. d) What a shame! Disappointment. -G Slide 5 Practice together to use some of the phrases to reply to this short message.
- G. Slide 6 - Give Ss their numbers, tell them to write them down and then scroll down to their number and write their name, skip a line and begin writing both replies. -The next stage is an engaging activity, where students will be assigned a list of imagined invitations. Students will be asked to choose two invitations from the list. One of the chosen invitation will be an acceptance reply while the other will be a rejection reply. - The students were provided with a list of applicable phrases that they can use to write the replies. - Students will be taught that when replying to these invitations, specific models must be employed; Opening statement that introduces the reader to the content of the sent invitation. This is followed by a purpose statement to indicate whether they accept or reject the earlier invitation. A closing statement will then follow and finally a sign-off. - The guideline will dictate how replies to the invitations are constructed. -Open G. Slide 6 Choose one of these to write an acceptance letter to, and one a refusal. Use some of the useful language. Ask yourself these questions as you write: 1.Is there a greeting? 2. Is there a purpose statement? 3. Do you accept or reject their invitation? 4. Did you include a closing statement? -Open Google docs and have students write their 2 replies. - T monitors Ss and takes notes for ccq and error correction.
After completing the writing task on G. Docs, some errors can be addressed, misuse of useful phrases, or missing a key component of the form. -Ss will now be put into groups of 2-3 and asked to read each others replies silently and note anything you like or would do differently. -T takes notes of any errors.
-Go over a few good/bad examples from the Ss writings. taken from notes when observing. Checklist: 1. Is there a greeting? 2. Is there a purpose statement? 3. Do you accept or reject their invitation? 4. Did you include a closing statement? - OCFB & DEC of common mistakes noticed during writing practice & peer-correction (~3-4 mins) on whiteboard