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Teaching Descriptive Writing through Literature

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by Adeel Khalid | 09 Sep 2019
Resource Description: Attached are three lesson plans for teaching basic descriptive writing to intermediate level students through peer assessment. Each lesson is designed for 60 minutes. 
Audience: Adult
Audience Language Proficiency: Intermediate
Duration: 60 minutes
Language Skill: Reading, Writing
Content Area: English for Academic Purposes, Literature 
Materials and Technology:

Worksheets, web links and activities are given in the lesson plans. 

Objective(s):

Students will be able to: 

  1. Identify several rhetorical strategies and situations including purpose, audience, voice and meaning
  2. Select a topic and apply techniques of invention successfully 
  3. Proofread each other's work critically
Outcome(s):

Students should be able to: 

  1. Identify several rhetorical strategies and situations including purpose, audience, voice and meaning
  2. Select a topic and apply techniques of invention successfully 
  3. Proofread each other's work critically 
Procedure: Detailed instructions are given in the lesson plans. 
Assessment:
  • Peer Assessment
  • Portfolio Assessment 
Differentiation: These lessons can be adapted for writing and communication programs in which students are taught argumentative writing, and they can be asked to choose and work through a current controversy in the world. 
References: All references are given in the lesson plans
Useful Links: N/A
Uploaded Files:
TESOL Interest Section: Second Language Writing