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Understanding Mindsets through Writing in an EFL Classroom

by Gülbin Özdemir Altıgöz |

This lesson plan has been designed to help the EFL teachers to raise their students' awareness and knowledge on mindsets through reading and writing. 

Resource Type: Lesson Plan

Audience: Elementary, Secondary

Audience Language Proficiency: Intermediate

Duration: 70 mins


By the end of the lesson the students will be able to:

  • develop their oral and written communication skills
  • read and understand the overall meaning of a simple text about mindsets
  • find out about the specific information in a simple text related to mindsets
  • ask and answer comprehension questions and exchange ideas about a simple text
  • interact with their teacher and peers in the target language
  • write a short original paragraph about a simple text related to mindsets

Language Skill: Reading, Speaking, Writing
Procedure: The detailed list of instructions are provided in the attached file.


Dweck, C. S. (2006). Mindset: The new psychology of success. Random House.

Supporting Files:
Understanding Mindsets Through Writing In An EFL Classroom.pdf

TESOL Interest Section: English as a Foreign Language

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