Lesson Plan on Writer's Effect (Directed Writing)

Lesson Plan on Writer's Effect Directed Writing

SUBJECT:            English Language
LEVEL:                 Sec. 3
DURATION:        2 periods (70 minutes)
TIME FRAME:    Week 7, Term 1
Text:      English an International Approach
Skill:       Comprehension
Topic:    Writer’s Effect
TB Pages 54-55
Online Resources
PowerPoint Presentation
Video/Picture of Wilderness
Pre- requisite:
   Descriptive Writing
Lesson Objectives:
        By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
         1. analyze the writer’s effect through the text.
         2. explain how a writer connects with the readers.
         3. identify the strategies used to explicate the writer’s effect.




Video/Picture of

-Students brainstorm on the meaning of wilderness after watching the video or looking at the picture.
-Students write their description of wilderness.
-students write all their ideas about wilderness using colorful papers.
-students analyse the content of their answers as compared with others.
-all the works of the students would be posted on the wall/ board.
-make instructional decisions about student’s strengths and needs.
-activate schema and determine flexible grouping patterns.
-determine which students are ready for advance instruction.


Writer’s Effect
‘Finding our Way through the Dark’
From A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella Bird

Pre-reading Activity:
a. Unlocking of Difficulties
Students identify the meaning of unfamiliar words.

Reading Activity:
Students read the extract silently.

Post-reading Activity:
Students are to discuss the following questions using Numbered Heads Cooperative Learning.

“What do you think the writer means by ‘a darkness which could be felt?’ [lines 15-16]?”

“How can you tell that the writer has great affection for her horse, Birdie?”

“What metaphor does the writer use to describe the sounds she hears? Explain its effect.”

“The writer uses a few very small sentences to create a similar effect. Select one and explain the effect it creates.

Understand the meaning of unfamiliar words.

Analyse and comprehending the text.

Analyse the strategies used to explicate the writer’s effect.

Analyse the various ways of identifying the author’s purpose for writing.

Thinking Skills
Why is it important to recognise that behind every text is a writer, and the writer has a purpose or reason for writing?
What specific indicators could be used to identify writer’s effect on a text?
Analyse the indicators used to identify writer’s effect on a text.

Individual Task
Thinking Question: How does the use of metaphor help in identifying the writer’s effect?
Make association of metaphor as the strategy used by the writer to explicate its purpose.

Individual Task and Homework
Recap of Lesson:
Reinforce lesson on the importance of identifying and reflecting on an author’s point of view to contribute richly with their awareness of the functions of texts and of how authors position readers.
Write a Journal: Have you ever been on a long trek through the wilderness? Describe the experience. If you never had the experience, reflect on how do you think it would feel journeying on wilderness.
Students apply and recall what they have learned.

Students can reflect on the importance of writer’s effect on readers.

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