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Photo of an informal text next to a formal one. They don't have to be entire texts, the beginnings will suffice. The important thing is that the language shows the difference in formality.

Writing skills: formal and informal writing

To enable students to break down the different features of formal and informal English by working through a step-by-step text transformation at their own pace.

Photo of a famous fable's characters. E.g.: the fox and the grapes, the tortoise and the hare, etc.

Writing skills: Fables

An enjoyable one-/two-hour lesson as a basis for writing a fable. Students produce an original fable, using narrative target language.

Photo of a student/s writing (can be in a notebook or on a laptop).

Writing skills: Thinking about writing

This lesson looks at a few techniques for ‘thinking’ about writing. There are 3 tasks: brainstorming, loop writing and speed writing.

Photo of a student/s writing

Writing skills: Mini saga

Students learn about mini sagas and try to write one themselves.

Writing skills: Cause and effect

To bring attention to the need for lexical variation in a good essay and to increase range of cause and effect phrases and topic related vocabulary.

Writing skills: news story

To help students produce writing with a higher occurrence of lexical variation, complex sentences and appropriate use of passive structures.

Writing skills: advertising

To raise awareness of the type of language used in advertising.