Writing sessions are very important because they represent one of the productive skills that the teacher can assess his learners through.
The smart teacher is the one who helps and guides his learners to use grammar, vocabulary and all rules to get out with a well structured and coherent paragraph.
We can compare the learner to a painter who uses different colors and mix them well to create a magnificent masterpiece .
To reach this, the teacher has to use the key of success which is Motivation.
By the end of the lesson, my learners will be able to write a short descriptive and narrative paragraph comparing life in the past to that in the present in one of the Algerian cities.
Target structure: simple past, semi_modal “used to”
Pronunciation: Of the practiced words
_The learner can use his critical thinking skills when gathering information to write.
_He can solve problem situations using a variety of communicative means.
_He can show some degree of autonomy while writing.
_He can work in small groups.
_He can share information with the whole classroom.
_He can mobilize his resources and manage his time rationally.
_He can use English to write a short descriptive and narrative paragraph.
_He can assess himself and his peers through discussions and correction.
Personal and social competencies:
_He socializes with his peers .
_He can show responsibility towards team work
The teacher starts the session by using a riddle, if pupils solve it , they will find the key word Constantine.
I am a city in Algeria. I’m situated in the East. I am a beautiful place and I’m named the city of the air. I start with the letter “C”. Which city am I?
Pupils try to analyze the riddle to get the right city. Once they figure it up, the teacher asks the questions:
Did you visit Constantine?
What do you think of its roads and buildings?
What are the famous monuments there?
Was it the same 100 years ago?
What has changed?
Of course, the teacher uses some flashcards to show some differences between the past and the present.
It’s a brainstorming to pave the way for learners to write about Constantine
Your English and history teachers asked you to write a short descriptive and narrative paragraph in which you compare life in the past to that in the present in the city of Constantine.(dwellings, transport, clothes, people…etc)
Pupils work in groups to write the paragraph.
They gather as much information as they can to write the paragraph.
The learners describe the city, speaking about the situation , famous monuments , famous river, roads…etc
(Rhumel river, Suspended bridges, belad-el-Haoua. The city of knowledge and scholars…etc
It’s divided into 2 parts, one about the past lifestyles, the other is about the present.
Dwellings, transport, clothes, trades…etc
It can be a personal point of view. They can draw readers attention to the importance of the link between the past and the present because the one who doesn’t have a past has no present.
Once groups finish working, they exchange papers to be corrected and at the same time to learn from each other.
The mistakes will be corrected next session.
Pupils reveal the mistakes to be corrected then a collective correction on the board. Pupils pass to the board to write a coherent paragraph.