Background information • Student level: Form 1 • Class duration: 45 minutes • Language focus:writing diary entries, recalling events in first person narrative.
Objectives • By the end of this lesson, students will be able to : • …identify the features of a diary entry; • …put oneself in someone else’s shoes; • …write a diary entry from a different perspective; • …read with a critical mind; and • …get enjoyment from and take pleasure in reading.
What did we read last time? • What genre is this book? • Who is the protagonist (the main guy)? • What happened after Gregand Rowley signed up forSafety Patrol?
Time to read… • Try to listen to the teacher read with proper emotions – feel how Greg feels.
Question time! • What did Greg do? • Did Greg get punished? • What happened to Rowley? • What is the lesson learnt for Greg?
Think… • What if you were Rowley? How would you feel if you were cheated like him? • Betrayed? • Trusted the wrong friend? • Hate Greg? • Lost faith in friendship?
Diary • What are the features of a diary entry? • Who is it meant to be written for? • Formal or informal? • What do you write about in a diary entry? • Sample of diary: • I think I might just know what this is all about. I decided to have some fun with the kids. I knew if I confessed, I'd lose my hot chocolate privileges.
Now time to write your own diary! • Get in a group of 4 and write (and draw pictures) from Rowley’s perspective…
Share your diary • Again, read aloud your emotions.
Almost the end of class… • So… what have you learnt in this lesson?