Assessed TP 8
Upper Intermediate level
To provide reading for gist, detailed reading, and (if time) inferring from reading practice to the students in the context of a passage from Sense and Sensibility.
To provide fluency practice in the context of discussing the excerpt from Sense and Sensibility.
Procedure (47-61 minutes)
1. Tell students they will answer some trivia questions about crying. 2. Ask students whether male or female babies cry more, then about teenagers. 3. Talk about men's eyes' watering instead of crying. 4. Ask how people feel after crying.
1. On the WB, write: sympathy, nourishment, indulgence, alternately. 2. Tell students to divide the words into three lists "I know/I think I know/I don't know" and tell them to write it on a paper. 3. Tell students to ask eachother what the words mean in a mingle activity. Monitor during the mingle activity. 4. Ask students which words they are still unsure of. Define them and do CCQ(s) for the word(s).
1. Hold up the Sense and Sensibility Excerpt HO. Point out to students the section about Jane Austen. Tell students to read that section. Distribute the HO. 2. Ask the students which woman is which on the book cover. Tell them to do PW to discuss it. Monitor the students to hear their ideas. 3. Have a brief class discussion about the identity of the woman.
1. Tell students to read the first 3 questions on the Sense and Sensibility excerpt HO and tell them to predict the answers in PW. 2. Tell students to read for gist. 3. Discuss whether predictions were correct in PW. 4. Discuss the answers as a class.
1. Tell students to read the excerpt for detail for the answers to the next set of questions. 2. After students have finished, ask them to check with their partners. 3. Write the questions' numbers on the board, ask the class for the answers. On questions where there is disagreement, ask the class to defend their positions
1. Ask the students to discuss in PW how Marianne's family responded to her behavior. Tell them to refer to the text if necessary. 2. Ask the students to discuss in PW whether the family's response was appropriate. Monitor the students for interesting points of view. 3. With WC, speak about what they discussed, bringing up what was gleaned during monitoring.
1. Ask the students to do PW to answer/speculate about "If I was Marianne, how would I have acted?" "Who is Willoughby and what did he do?" and "If Marianne was my daughter, I would have..." Monitor the students during this time to hear their ideas. 2. Have a class discussion on what they thought.