TP3 Module 4: Hates and Likes - writing
To provide product writing practice of a short paragraph in the context of personal preferences.
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a short statement about other people in the context of likes and dislikes
Procedure (39-45 minutes)
Running dictionary. Groups of three or four. T picks two confident students to be runners. Other students are writers. T demonstrates the rules. Groups are trying to complete the entire text faster than other group. When they finish, teacher gives them HO2 to check their writing. T asks them to higlight/ underline target language.
Ss look at the text from the running dictation and write similar text about themselves. When they finish, just for fun they draw pictures of themselves. T takes their texts and gives them to other Ss. T asks them to be very quiet. No talking while reading. When they finish reading, T tells them to write the names of a S who they think may have written the text. They go around and look for the author of the text. When they find him or her, they ask them two questions, eg. Do you like writing letters?
T has them put two tables in the back together and puts all the writings on them forming a circle. Ss stand around. T plays music, they move. When the music stops they grab the closest text and tell the class one sentence about that person, e.g. She loves running. If they grab their own text they say, eg. I hate spiders. T writes big S on the whiteboard. As the game goes on, T takes away papers to make it more challenging. T asks them to compare. Is that the same or different to you?