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SUBMITTED BY: Norm Cook

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: Total English

EDITED BY: ブリキッド

TOPIC: Total English 3: Chapter 3 Writing Project p.86-87

EXAMPLE: l DeGrasse Tyson is a person I respect

DATE ADDED: Dec 10, 2014

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BRIEF OUTLINE: Students think about a person they respect and spend 1 - 2 class periods writing sentences about that person. 

MATERIALS NEEDED:

 

DETAILED EXPLANATION:

  1.  Demonstrate the activity with a JTE.  Ask the JTE each of the 5 questions on the worksheet about a person they respect.  
  2. Distribute the worksheet and have the students think and write about a person they respect.
  3. OPTIONAL: As the students finish the first page of the worksheet, check their sentences then give them the next sheet (page 3 of the attached document) where they combine their sentences into one essay.
  4. OPTIONAL: Have the students recite their essays in the forms of speeches.  (This will take at least one full additional class period) 

VARIATIONS:

  • Demonstrate the questions in the form of a dialog with the JTE before you distribute the handout.
  • The JTE can explain to the students that this activity relates to the 3rd year students' upcoming experience with high school interviews.
  • You can point the students to pages 86 and 87 of the textbook to practice some responses.
  • Provide your own example.  An essay about Neil DeGrasse Tyson is included in these documents, but I'd recommend changing that to a person the students can better relate to.  (I ended up using my wife as an example of a person I respect in my classes)
     

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

  • This activity is not very interactive.  It's not the sort of thing a JHS ALT is usually asked to lead (in my experience, at least).  This is not the best polished worksheet, but hopefully it'll give you a jumping off point if you are assigned to come up with something for this lesson. 

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