F-06.03 View & Create (Party, Recreation, Entertainment) Info, Invites, Ads, Order Forms, Notes, & More

Work/Life English

F-06.03 View & Create (Party, Recreation, Entertainment) Info, Invites, Ads, Order Forms, Notes, & More

Reading/Writing

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WorkLife English: a Competency-Based Reading / Writing Book 3: An Immigration Story, Chapter 7 / “Recreation & Entertainment,” pages 87-101

15 pages

Who It’s For: Who It’s For: Learners Continuing to Polish Reading Comprehension + Writing Skills With Information & (Simulated) Realia

Why You Need It: Like segments of many language-skills teaching / learning texts, this chapter features material on recreation, entertainment, and other spare-time activities.  There’s fictitious narrative as well as advertising and other instructional material.    

What You’ll / They’ll Do:  

[1] With the color Chapter Opener, discuss the kinds of fliers, notes, cards, tickets, and other papers that might offer ideas for free-time activities. Then in Part One / The Story, read, react to, and think about what might be included in a story called “The Party” in various cultures. 

[2] In Part Two / Practical Reading & Writing, peruse mock-ups of entertainment ads, handbills, and other papers related to entertainment events. Fill in a pretend ticket-order form, check, and envelope address.     

[3] In Part Three / the Rules of Writing, review word, sentence, and paragraph capitalization / punctuation in a short business letter.  Go over unusual spellings of several consonant sounds.  Apply these to sentence writing from dictation.  Then write your own paragraph about a way to have fun.  

[4]  In Part Four / Communicating in Writing, analyze the format and content of a typical printed invitation.  Use given and other phrasing to complete (imaginary and later real) invites, responses, and thank-you notes.