Big and Small: Vocabulary and Reading
A1 Beginner level
To provide reading for gist and specific information practice
To review numbers 1-100
Procedure (30 minutes)
Greet students. Ask students if they like shopping. Elicit answers/participation from each student. Instruct students "I am going to show you pictures. Tell me the name of what you see in the picture." Show Powerpoint photos and elicit answers from students. Model the TL for each picture, including pronunciation, intonation, and stress. Choral drill. CCQs.
Write the discussion question on the board: "Is there a big shopping mall in your town?" Ask students to discuss the different malls in Bursa in pairs. Model this activity first with a student. Provide model language on the whiteboard: "There is Anatolia mall." Use ICQs (are you going to work in pairs? Will you talk about malls or coffee shops?) Have students switch pairs twice to discuss the different malls in Bursa. Monitor.
Show students the handout. Tell students that they are going to read about 3 different malls in Turkey. Tell students that the stories talk about the numbers and types of stores that are in each mall. Students are to read independently. ICQs (are you working in pairs? Are you reading by yourself?) Give students the handout.
Show students the question handout. Instruct them that they will be answering the questions in pairs by finding information in the story that they just read. Use gestures here. Model an example answer on the board: Cevahir mall is in [Istanbul] [blank], Turkey. Use ICQs. Will you be using the story we just read to find the answers? Will you be filling in the blanks of the questions or writing your own sentences? Will you be working alone or in pairs?
Get students to talk to each other in pairs about where they like to go shopping and why. Write question and model answer language on whiteboard. ICQs. "Will you be talking about where you LIKE to shop or where you DO NOT like to shop?"