~ Writing ~ Topic 1~01 ~ Home Activity ~

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~ Warm–up Activity ~

 1) To begin with, as a class, in groups, in pairs, or by yourself, talk about, and practice the vocabulary.

2) Then, make a sentence (or sentences) relating to the topic (assisted by the teacher).

3) Next, as a class, edit your text to identify questions/errors (optional).

4) Finally, read your revised text to the class. Give and receive feedback and talk about the text as a class.

1) Word to Sentence ~ Three Verb Forms

 

Use three basic forms of verbs to write three sentences: present, past, and future (in any order).

 

1) present ~ used for habits and routines

    2) past ~ used for events beginning and ending in the past

       3) future ~ used for events that have not yet happened

 

Example 1) I sat down for breakfast with my family.

 

Example 2) We usually have cereal and fruit.

 

Example 3) My mom will make pancakes tomorrow. It will be my sisters birthday.

 

If possible, connect the three examples to make a story (consult teacher).

 

Note: In casual speech and writing, will and going to are often interchanged. In formal writing, they are

different. Will is used when referring to the future with certainty. Going to is used to refer to planned events.

 

 

2) Unscramble the Sentences ~

Write the sentences in the correct order. Check as a class. Make sentences into questions. Check. Discuss.

Example 1)   friends   birthday   party   We   invited    for   a

 

We invited friends for a birthday party.

 

Do you celebrate birthdays at home? What do you do on birthdays?

 

Example 2)    off    the   dry   cleaning    this    morning    I    dropped  

 

Example 3)     about   the   my    neighbors    I    will    talk    to   garbage

 

 

3) Brainstorming Words ~ Use your Imagination

From one student to the next, think of a word and tell the class. Use the first/last letter technique: cat...time...every...year...run new weird...does/doesnt...etc. The teacher will write the list on the board.

Next, students make sentences using words as they like. Make a story if you can or just make sentences.

Take a few minutes to read and share your results. The teacher will provide edits and conversation.

 

For example: My new  cat is weird. It runs away every Christmas. I guess it doesnt like that time of year.

 

 

4) Dictation Questions ~ 

 

Write the questions dictated by the teacher then discuss the questions.

 

5) Diary ~

 

Write a memory from your (recent) past, about your daily routines, or about your future (any idea any time). It could be about your family, friends, a song, a meal, a movie, a painful experience, a fun event, a book, internet content, childhood, future goals, news, social issues, or anything else. Then present it.

Note: This activity may be used at the beginning of each class. As such, it may be assigned as homework. 

 

6) Describe the Picture ~

 

Write about the picture, then make corrections together, and discuss with the class.

 

 

 

 

 

1) news/newspaper

2) breakfast/coffee

3) dishes/dishwasher

4) shop/internet

5) drop off/kids/?

6) pick up/dry cleaning

7) bake/cook/make

8) invite friends

9) talk to neighbors

10) prepare dinner

11) read the mail

12) exercise (or not)