Gaibrial's Functions Lesson
To provide process writing practice of a story in the context of travel, free time or a strange event
To provide clarification of adverbials of time in the context of writing a story
Procedure (25-37 minutes)
T shows a picture of someone telling a story to others, as well as 4 easy sentence starters. T asks If you look at these words, could you tell me something that happened yesterday? If SS are struggling, T gives an example. T introduces the topic of telling a quick story.
T and SS read the text example (see slide 2) together. CCQs: Did this story happen in the past? How do you know? Can you give me examples of words that show that it is a story? Is there a logical sequence? What word(s) do we use to start the story? What do use next? And what can we use at the end of the story? How many sentences are there? How can we write what time something happened? Do you have to write more than 5-6 sentences?
SS are given Slide 5 that is a story skeleton. SS will be able to use time connectors, and they can see how many sentences are needed. For those who can't come up with a story, a visual is shown (4-panel comic). T gives 10 minutes to write the story.
T displays a checklist, and asks SS to evaluate their own writing based on the questions. SS then are sent to breakout rooms to discuss their evaluation. Finally, OCF is used at the end.