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No. kr_self1a07
Family
Activity 7:
Composition
Date: Country: Author (copyright) : Themes:
2002/3 US bAːAvۓcq
Takahashi Megumi, Kiyozuka Chiho, Kubota Ryuko
Chapel Hill High School
Self, Family and Friends
Overview:
The students will write about themselves and their families on genkoo yooshi. The compositions could be mailed to a high school in Japan.


Worksheets and other materials:

- Presentation Format
- Genkoo yooshi
- Warm-up Sheet F: Genkoo Yooshi

Warming up (5 min.)
- The students will find difference and similarities between Japanese and English composition individually, looking at Warm-up Sheet F.

Genkoo Yooshi (15 min.)
a. The students will discuss the topic in step 1 in groups of five.

b. The class will discuss the topic and list basics of using genkoo yooshi.
- The first line is for topic. Three boxes are left on top.
- The second line is for the author's class and name started about the middle of the line.
- The third line should be left out.
- Writing starts from the second box of the fourth line.
- The beginning of every paragraph starts from the second box after the previous line.
- Each punctuation marker takes one box.
- Put punctuation markers and small letters on the upper right corner of a box.

Rewriting Self-Introduction (25 min.)
a. The class will discuss what changes should be made when they rewrite their self-introduction from the Presentation Format to a written format.
- Omit hesitation remarks.
- Omit greetings.
- Consider paragraphs.
b. The students will write their self-introduction on genkoo yooshi.

Proofreading (15 min.)
- The students will exchange their writings and proofread each other's work.
- The students will make corrections.


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