WebQuest: Using multimedia to teach argumentative essays

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This is an online lesson plan which can be an option to teach writing in ESL classroom. The use of multimedia like facebook, email, blog and Microsoft Word is expected to increase learners' motivation and proficiency in writing an essay

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WebQuest: Using multimedia to teach argumentative essays

  1. 1. WebQuest Project The learners' quest for knowledge and skills Home Introduction Tasks Process Evaluation Conclusion Teachers’ note • Copyright@marhamjuprihadi.2013 Email : marhamjuprihadi@yahoo.co.id https://www.facebook.com/marham.hadi http://marhamedgt940.blogspot.com.au/
  2. 2. WebQuest Project The learners' quest for knowledge and skills Welcome to writing class!!! Home Introduction Tasks Process Evaluation …for completing your previous subject on paragraph writing! Conclusion In this session, you will be learning to write an argumentative essay. Teachers’ note • Copyright@marhamjuprihadi.2013 Email : marhamjuprihadi@yahoo.co.id https://www.facebook.com/marham.hadi http://marhamedgt940.blogspot.com.au/
  3. 3. WebQuest Project The learners' quest for knowledge and skills Home Introduction Imagine that you are going to be a speaker on a TV program or you are asked to write in a newspaper about issues in Education. What are you going to speak or write about? Tasks Process Evaluation Conclusion Teachers’ note • Copyright@marhamjuprihadi.2013 Email : marhamjuprihadi@yahoo.co.id https://www.facebook.com/marham.hadi http://marhamedgt940.blogspot.com.au/
  4. 4. WebQuest Project The learners' quest for knowledge and skills Home Introduction Tasks Process Evaluation Conclusion In education, there are a broad range of controversial issues and some of theme are as the following. Your job is to search for information regarding these issues from websites. If you are not interested with the topics provided, you can choose your own. These websites probably suit your interest http://www.eslgold.com/writing/topics.html http://idebate.org/view/top_100_debates At the end of your online research, you will be asked to write an argumentative essay concerning those. You can decide whether or not to agree with the topics. Support your stance with evidence from your reading . Teachers’ note • Copyright@marhamjuprihadi.2013 Email : marhamjuprihadi@yahoo.co.id https://www.facebook.com/marham.hadi http://marhamedgt940.blogspot.com.au/
  5. 5. WebQuest Project The learners' quest for knowledge and skills Home 1. You will work in groups of three. Introduction 2. Choose a topic, either from the given topics or choose your own 3. Start to research online to find information about their topics 4. After getting the information, you have to summarize or paraphrase it and finally Tasks post the information on the Facebook along with the reference. The posting of the information should be on the topic of their choice, for instance, topic on bilingual Process education. 5. Copy and paste all the ideas from Facebook to a Microsoft word. Start organizing the ideas. At this stage , you will write your draft. 6. Use sentence connectors to make your paragraph coherent and cohesive. Evaluation 7. Try to use high level vocabulary in your essay! 8. After completing the draft, send your draft to the other group to get feedback. 9. Feedback given is focused on content, ideas organization, coherence and cohesion. Conclusion This done using Trackchange. When giving feedback, use the provided feedback sheet! Teachers’ note • Copyright@marhamjuprihadi.2013 Email : marhamjuprihadi@yahoo.co.id https://www.facebook.com/marham.hadi http://marhamedgt940.blogspot.com.au/
  6. 6. WebQuest Project The learners' quest for knowledge and skills Home Introduction 10. After giving feedback, the students should resend their friends draft via email. 11. By using the feedback, the students can revise their writing. Tasks 12. After revising their writing, the students have to send their revised draft to their teacher to get another feedback. 13. By using teacher’s feedback, returned by teacher via email, students can revise their Process drafts. 14. After revising, they can edit the grammar, punctuation, spelling and perhaps the vocabulary. Evaluation 15. Having completed that, they have to write a summary of your essay (100 words) to post on the Facebook. 16. The full essay with its references will be published on class blog. In the Facebook, Conclusion Teachers’ note the weblog address should be attached. Note that there is a to do list provided to help you organize your work • Copyright@marhamjuprihadi.2013 Email : marhamjuprihadi@yahoo.co.id https://www.facebook.com/marham.hadi http://marhamedgt940.blogspot.com.au/
  7. 7. WebQuest Project The learners' quest for knowledge and skills Home Introduction Tasks Process There are some aspects to assess in order to get the overall mark of this writing project: 1. Your postings on Facebook 2. Your postings on Weblog 3. Your Essay Evaluation Your final essay will be assessed by using the rubric. Conclusion Teachers’ note • Copyright@marhamjuprihadi.2013 Email : marhamjuprihadi@yahoo.co.id https://www.facebook.com/marham.hadi http://marhamedgt940.blogspot.com.au/
  8. 8. WebQuest Project The learners' quest for knowledge and skills Home Introduction Tasks You have been the through the whole processes of writing your essay. Now, you are ready to submit your article to a national newspaper or to be a guest speaker in a TV program… Process Evaluation Conclusion Teachers’ note • Copyright@marhamjuprihadi.2013 Email : marhamjuprihadi@yahoo.co.id https://www.facebook.com/marham.hadi http://marhamedgt940.blogspot.com.au/
  9. 9. WebQuest Project The learners' quest for knowledge and skills Home Let’s improve this writing class! Introduction Tasks Process Evaluation Conclusion Go to this link and spend 5 minutes to fill in evaluation sheet! Teachers’ note • Copyright@marhamjuprihadi.2013 Email : marhamjuprihadi@yahoo.co.id https://www.facebook.com/marham.hadi http://marhamedgt940.blogspot.com.au/
  10. 10. WebQuest Project The learners' quest for knowledge and skills You have learnt many things throughout this project. You should have Home 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Introduction been skilful to write an argumentative essay Been able to search for information online Been able to summarize and paraphrase text you have read Been able to use TrackChange to give feedback Been able to use Facebook and Email for writing project collaboratively Been able to use weblog to publish your writing. Tasks Process Evaluation Conclusion Hopefully, you are more motivated and confident to do another writing project. Teachers’ note • Copyright@marhamjuprihadi.2013 Email : marhamjuprihadi@yahoo.co.id https://www.facebook.com/marham.hadi http://marhamedgt940.blogspot.com.au/
  11. 11. WebQuest Project The learners' quest for knowledge and skills Home Introduction Tasks Process Evaluation There are some variations to this teaching method: 1. Facebook alone can be used to send the draft without having to send it via email. 2. With the essay students can be asked to prepare a presentation by using Power Point or Microsoft Word. 3. Teachers can use this method to teacher the other type of genre such as narrative. Conclusion Teachers’ note Contacts: • Copyright@marhamjuprihadi.2013 Email : marhamjuprihadi@yahoo.co.id https://www.facebook.com/marham.hadi http://marhamedgt940.blogspot.com.au/

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