To practice gist reading and reading for specific information under the context of a short biography of Tim Berners-Lee
To provide clarification and practice of regular and irregular verbs
Procedure (39-53 minutes)
TT will show a slide of Bill Gates and elicit a description of who he is and what he does. Repeated with Steve Jobs. TT then shows a slide of Tim BL. Asks students if the know who he is. What he has in common with the other previous people.
TT will put ss in to two teams and give ss the vocab matching HO cut outs. SS will place the definitions with their word. Teams will check the other teams work for error correction. Any discrepancies should be looked into with wcfb.
TT will give SS reading HO and ask them to read the article and fill in the questions at the bottom. After, ss will pair up and check their answers.
TT will give ss T/F HO and instruct them to re-read the text, then to write 3 more questions and ask them to their partner.
TT will ask ss to put away assignments and look at the board. TT asks ss "What do we normally put at the end of a word to make it 'in the past' (hand over shoulder)" Elicits "-ed" TT writes want-(elicits '-ed') writes finish-(elicits '-ed') writes play-(elicits '-ed') TT draws table on the board explains table and gives examples TT explains that some verbs do not follow these rules, they are called (elicits 'irregular')
TT gives ss regular & irregular HO. Puts SS in pairs to find the past form in the text. Error checking. If there is enough time, continue with second practice activity.
TT tells students to turn the text over and talk to their partner about what they remember about Tim.