Lesson Plan : Writing holiday postcards

Teacher Name:
 Ms Sefton
Grade:
 Grade 6
Subject:
 Interdisciplinary

Topic:
 Writing holiday postcards using the present and past tenses.
Content:
 Using structured postcards and cues, then real postcards imagining that they are in a place illustrated.
Goals:
 Learn phrases and themes used in holiday postcards, basic things they could write about them: Greetings from ... weather (sunny, cold, hot, rainy, wet, windy etc.) food (delicious, spicy/hot, expensive, cheap etc.) people (friendly/unfriendly, helpful, nice etc.) hotel (nice, clean, noisy, large, small etc.) scenery (beautiful, there are/is a lot of ...) flight (and other transportation) sight-seeing (interesting places, museums, art galleries, etc.) nightlife (busy, exciting, quiet, not much to do, a lot to do) shopping (a lot of shops, expensive, cheap, shopping centres, markets etc.)
Objectives:
 To be able to write first the structured postcard and then another postcard by modifying the themes according to the pictures in the postcards. Using the past simple in written work.
Materials:
 POSTCARDS worksheet with two different aspects to a holiday (one negative, one positive) and REAL postcards from all over the world.
Introduction:
 Collecting some adjectives describing some holiday themes that people write about in postcards, using students' personal experiences: including weather, people, hotel, transportation, food, etc.
Development:
 Teacher writes a model on the board, using words students have given. Explaining where the date, name, address would go, salutations.
Practice:
 Students fill in the structured postcards (one negative, one positive). Teacher helps as necessary.
Accommodations:
 More able students could write the first postcards in their own words.
Checking For Understanding:
 Some students could read their work aloud. Discussion whether the descriptions match the postcards.
Closure:
 Collect some words that students should study for the following week.

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