I used this slides when I taught my students how to write for Independent Writing TOEFL iBT. Though in the real test, we work alone but in this lesson I used process approach. This is part 1 out of 2 materials. Hope you find it useful!
In this slides, I focus on Agree/disagree Type of Writing
How to play Line of Voices:If you haveever watched Freedom Writers, you will be able to do this activity easily. I adapt this activity by adding one procedure. Still, students are to step forward or backward depending on their answer (agree/disagree) but in this activity they are asked to give reasons to their answer as an exercise for them to project out their voices in their writing. You may add/drop the number of the statements depends on your time allocation
Independent writing for TOEFL iBT (day1)
TOEFL iBTIndependentWriting Agree or DisagreePreferenceDescription/ExplanationIf/ImaginaryCompare & Contrast
Crispy opening paragraph(with a thesis sentence)Juicy detail paragraphs(2-3 is enough)Filling conclusion paragraph(restating your thesis statement)
Do you agree or disagree that…• K-pop wave only destroys traditional cultures of Indonesia• People should sometimes do things that they do not enjoy doing• Becoming a last child in a family is a fortune• Borrowing money from a friend can harm or damage the friendship• Modern technology is creating a single world culture• The most important aspect of a job is the money a person earns• Classmates are a more important influence than parents on a child’ssuccess in school• Adults should not watch children movies or play children toys
Do you agree or disagree with followingsentence?Use specific reasons and examples to support your answerAdults should not watch children moviesor play children toys