The proposed textbook will balance discussion (with a partner or small group) with graded reading. There are also language study and/or practice sections after the reading. You can view and download the sample unit from the link below. Not every aspect of the material is self-explanatory. Publish any questions about the material in the comments below this post for more detailed explanations of how I use such activities in my own EFL classes here in Japan.
The entire unit in PDF can be viewed and downloaded at this location:
MICOLLAC 2016 MATERIALS LINKS
1. MICOLLAC 2016 Presentation Materials: Writing Textbook Extract (Unit 6 Film Review Essay)
2. MICOLLAC 2016 Paper: Teaching Writing to Beginning-level Learners (Content of Presentation in Paper Form, with Appendix of Bonus Templates, etc.)