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Vivian Invitation Letter


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Vivian Invitation Letter

  1. 1. Teaching Demonstration- teaching writing for advanced students Subject : Topics on Instructional Media and Technologies for Language Reporter : Vivian 9722607 Instructor : Hung, Po Yi Date : Oct. 8th, 2008
  2. 2. Content <ul><li>Introduction- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is writing? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The purpose of writing. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lesson Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Level and number of learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timetable fit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prewriting- Brainstorming </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Working in a group- Comparative Method </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Schemata-building discussion- A formal invitation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Writing Activity- Freewriting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Post-writing activity- An Invitation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction- What is writing? <ul><li>The process of it requires an entirely different set of competencies. The permanence and distance of writing, coupled with its unique rhetorical conventions. ( H. Douglas Brown, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>The productive skill that involves producing language rather that receiving it. (Spratt, Pulverness, Williams , 2005) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Introduction- The Purpose of Writing <ul><li>Some principles that writing pedagogy focuses learners on ( H. Douglas Brown, 2006): </li></ul><ul><li>how to generate ideas </li></ul><ul><li>how to organize them coherently </li></ul><ul><li>how to use discourse markers and rhetorical conventions to put them cohesively into a written text </li></ul><ul><li>how to revise text for clearer meaning </li></ul><ul><li>how to edit text for appropriate grammar </li></ul><ul><li>how to produce a final product </li></ul>
  5. 5. Lesson Plan <ul><li>Goal : </li></ul><ul><li>Students will comprehend the formal writing skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Level and number of learners : Advanced level of 20 university students. </li></ul><ul><li>Timetable fit : </li></ul><ul><li>The second course of the unit of relationships. </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives : </li></ul><ul><li>Students can make the invitation cards in formal words. </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching materials : </li></ul><ul><li>2 example sheets and 3 worksheets. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 6. Procedures <ul><li>Prewriting ( 5 mins ): </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>We discussed about the relationships on page 50 – 51 of the textbook last time. Do you think there are any connections with relationships when you make invitations? Discuss your ideas in class. </li></ul>
  7. 7. 6. Procedures <ul><li>Working in a group ( 10 mins ): </li></ul><ul><li>Comparative Method </li></ul><ul><li>Make a small group (three to five people). Read the two invitation letters below. Discuss what the differences between the invitations are. Fill in the work sheet (1) and share your teams’ opinions with classmates. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Invitation Letter ( 1 )                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  9. 9. Invitation letter ( 2 ) <ul><li> </li></ul>
  10. 10. Work Sheet (1) The differences between the invitations Partners: Invitation letter (1) Invitation letter (2) <ul><li>Clear date </li></ul><ul><li>No date </li></ul>
  11. 11. 6. Procedures <ul><li>Schemata-building discussion ( 10 mins ): </li></ul><ul><li>A formal invitation </li></ul><ul><li>As with every facet of your invitation, your personalities and imagination are the starting point for your wording. The language you select for your invitation will create a mood that conveys your sentiments to your guests. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>What is the specific items about how to write a formal invitation? Read these items below and write yours in the worksheet (2). </li></ul>
  12. 12. Work Sheet (2) How to Write an Formal Invitation Student: Items Details <ul><li>Expressing interest </li></ul><ul><li>Extending an invitation </li></ul><ul><li>Setting the time & place </li></ul><ul><li>Before making an official invitation, many people first express interest in an appointment. </li></ul><ul><li>Make some definite plans to extend an invitation. </li></ul><ul><li>(Write it by yourself) </li></ul>
  13. 13. 6. Procedures <ul><li>Writing Activity ( 10 mins ): </li></ul><ul><li>Freewriting </li></ul><ul><li>From your lists of how to write an invitation, the topic about your invitation is formally invite teachers and students in other department to our debate forum. In 10 minutes, write about the topic without stopping, that means you should write down everything that comes to your mind without judging your ideas. Don’t worry about your spelling and grammar. </li></ul>
  14. 14. 6. Procedures <ul><li>Post-writing activity ( 15 mins ): </li></ul><ul><li>An Invitation </li></ul><ul><li>Arrange your ideas from freewriting. Do the peer-editing with your team, discuss the idea-generating techniques that you each used to write this composition. After you have got feedback about your composition from your partners, do revising for your invitation card in worksheet (3). </li></ul>
  15. 15. Work Sheet (3)   : 
  16. 16. Lesson Plan <ul><li>Assessment : </li></ul><ul><li>Written assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Write an essay within 1,000 words to describing how an invitation letter is conducted on a topic in your designing. </li></ul><ul><li>This essay should include introduction, body parts, and conclusion paragraph. </li></ul>
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