Dreams- Writing Lesson
To provide process and product writing practice of a story in the context of a dream using the chosen objects and related linking words and expressions
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of dreams
To provide clarification and practice of language used for telling stories in order in the context of dreams
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
- T shows a picture of a person sleeping and dreaming and ask Ss what he is doing. - In pairs, Ss talk about dreams answering the questions on the board. 1. How often do you dream? 2. Do you remember your dreams? 3. Do you think dreams mean anything?
- T shows some pictures representing one of her recent dreams and Ss try to guess what happened. - T retells her dream showing to the pictures.
- T shows the script of her dream on the board highlighting the linking words and expressions used in stories to tell what happened. (Suddenly, then, to my surprise, unfortunatelly, finally) - Ss focus on the meaning, form and pronunciation.
- In groups of 3-4, each student chooses two pictures from a set of pictures faced down on the table and put them face up. They write the story of a dream by including the pictures chosen by the group. T reminds that they need to use the words and the expressions shown on the board while writing their stories. They try to make it funny, scary or weird. - Groups swap their stories so that they all can read each other's story.
- After they have read it, T gives Ss a checklist and asks groups to check each others story to see if they use the words, the expressions and the tenses' punctiation accordingly. - Each group has their story back and see the comments on it .