G 3 level
To provide process writing practice of a response paragraph in the context of life of mammals
To provide review and practice of linking words
Procedure (75-105 minutes)
- Remind students of the last writing lesson, elicit the type of writing it was (a descriptive paragraph) - Elicit the different parts of a descriptive paragraph and what makes a good one. - Introduce the topic of the lesson; write "Opinion Writing: A Response Paragraph" on the WB and elicit the meaning. - Ask ss what makes a good opinion paragraph. Elicit; clear and organised ideas, the use of linking words, the use of exact words...
Go through the information available on page 236 of the SB: 1- Read/Listen to the definition of a response paragraph, then elicit the different parts of a response paragraph. Write the different parts on the WB and have ss copy them on their English notebook as reference. **Opinion Writing: A Response Paragraph** A response paragraph is made up of three main parts: 1. A topic sentence to introduce the topic of the paragraph. 2. Supporting details and examples to explain your opinion. 3. A concluding statement to wrap up the ideas. "Linking Words: First, also, for example, then, but because." 2- Ss read through "Kareem's draft" and check if all the parts of a response paragraph are present. Elicit that it is missing a concluding sentence and more details. 3- Go through "Writing Traits Checklist" on the same page. Have ss read each trait and elicit meaning in their own words. Have ss copy the Writing Traits on their notebooks under the title "Writing Traits Checklist". 4- Distribute HO 6.3: Ss read an example of a response paragraph and identify its different parts. Peer checking then WCFB. 5- Go through "Kareems final copy". Ss identify the different parts of the writing.
Explain to the ss that now they will be planning to write a response paragraph on their own about what bat's home is like. Refer back to the reading text "Bat Loves The Night", passage describing Bat's home. Ss read/listen to the passage. Elicit target information. Distribute HO 6.7: Ss need to write a topic sentence and at least three supporting details or examples. Peer checking, then WCFB.
Distribute HO 6.9 Ss organise the ideas they wrote on HO 6.7 into a paragraph taking in consideration the structure/plan of a response paragraph If we are short of time, assign the activity as homework for next writing session.
Collect ss' writing, correct them, and provide WCFB on the common errors during the next session.