Lesson Plan : Letter Writing and Language

Teacher Name:
 sarah hooke
Grade:
 Grade 11-12
Subject:
 World Languages

Topic:
 Letter Writing
Content:
 Written presentation cross cultural products and perspectives reading for understanding person to person communication
Goals:
 Students will learn how to effectively correspond in the target language with native francophones. Students will learn how to properly produce the target language in written form. Students will acquire a more fluent understanding of the workings of language.
Objectives:
 Students will learn to better read and write in the target language.
Materials:
 teacher, appropriate paper, pens, envelopes, perhaps a dictionary
Introduction:
 Letter writing as an opportunity to communicate with a native francophone and become better acquainted with his/her culture.
Development:
 Have students handle and view an authentic document.
Practice:
 Students produce a first copy. Suggestions are given for their introductory letter.
Accommodations:
 Students with writing disabilities are not required to produce lengthy letters; however quality is essential.
Checking For Understanding:
 View students first letters. Edit first copies. Rubric guides assessment as rubrics are distributed before the final copies are due. Editing marks are made in green or light blue. This allows students to not feel attacked by their errors and ensuing corrections.
Closure:
 A final copy of the letter is produced, and placed in student portfolios until students receive their pen pals letters. At that point, student letters are sent to their pen pals. A (quiz) grade is given for the final written presentation.
Evaluation:
 Rubric to evaluate written presentation

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