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ESL student’s write a letter to a book character in this lesson

Subject:

Language Arts  

Grades:

3, 4, 5, 6  


Title – Sami and the Time of Troubles
By – Elaine
Primary Subject – Language Arts
Grade Level – 3-6

Title – Writing a letter to Sami.

Subject – Language Arts, Social Studies
Grade Level – ESL mixed, grades 5-6 intermediate
Organization: Individual and small group

Objectives: The children will be able to:

  • Enhance listening skills during a read-aloud.
  • Enhance writing skills by writing skills by a letter to a character in a related literature, in this case Sami from the book “Sami and the Time of the Troubles.”
  • Participate in small group discussion by orally presenting their letter to the people in their group.

Materials:

  • Book: Sami and the Time of the Troubles.
  • Final Draft Stationary
  • Pencil and Paper

Introduction/Motivation:

  1. Read Sami and the Time of the Troubles. (A ten year old boy who lives in Baghdad, Iraq.)
  2. Discuss with the children that they are going to write a letter to Sami to tell about us and ask him how he is doing. Write their responses on the board.

Developmental Activities:

  1. Pass out paper (used for rough draft).
  2. Explain and model how to write a letter on he board.
  3. Have the children write a rough draft of their letter, using the ideas listed on the board.
  4. Have students swap letters with a partner and proofread each other’s letters.
  5. Pass out final draft stationary.
  6. Have the children rewrite their revised letters.

Closure:

  1. Divide children into groups of four and read their letter to one another.
  2. Display letters on unit bulletin board.

Evaluation:

  • Did students participate in discussion?
  • Did they work well with each other during the revision process and group share?
  • Review letters. Check for grammatical and spelling mistakes and for proper sentence structure. Review parts of speech and verb tenses if necessary.

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