Reading Lesson : Life Stories
To provide gist reading practice using a text about identical twins in the context of appearances, life choices and coincidences
To provide detailed reading practice using a text about identical twins in the context of research done on their backgrounds and genes
To provide clarification of vocabulary to describe life events and positive characteristics of people in the context of their lives, choices and family set-up.
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
I will show some family pictures of myself and share with the students about my family, my brother, grandmother and my background.
To set the scene students will work in pairs and complete exercise 1 of the textbook, where they discuss whether they have any siblings, and whom they take after in their family. They can then share two facts about their partner with the rest of the class.
Students to complete exercise 3 (a gist reading exercise) where they read over the text quickly and identify which twins are referred to in each given statement. Students then give whole class feedback and teacher provides the appropriate answer key.
Students work together in pairs to complete exercise 4 from the textbook, where they match the correct research finding with a specific word given. Whole class feedback is then given at the end of the activity and teacher presents the answer key.
This will be a small group discussion where students read a summary of facts about the Jim Twins and give their opinions.