Project title The Hamburger technique in writing opinion
Project title : The Hamburger technique in writing opinion essays. Teacher: Zafi Mandali
• Project topic: Which is more important in a job? Money or personal satisfaction? • • • Class : B 6 High School Number of students: 17 Duration: 3 weeks Age of students: 14 Years of learning English: 6 years
• Aims: Writing opinion essays according to the “Hamburger project” outline. Students were given a photo of a hamburger and were asked to notice its ingredients. • A hamburger is made up of: the top bun the lettuce the tomato, the cheese the burger and the … bottom bun.
Students were then asked to think of a paragraph of an opinion essay as a hamburger. The paragraph would need similar ingredients, or to be exact, parts. The paragraph would need: • The top bun, in other words, the topic sentence. • The lettuce which would be the first point to support the topic sentence. • The burger, a very strong point which would support the topic sentence and develop the topic further. • The tomato would be third point. • The cheese would be the last point. • The ideas would all be wrapped up with the bottom bun which would be the closing sentence of the paragraph.
Participating students: • Malliri Dimitra • Apostolakis Stelios • Mandilara Christiana • Kondodiou Angeliki • Manioti Irini • Drakou Evita • Stasis Aristotellis