To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about humanity and alturism
To provide clarification and practice of reflexive verbs in the conext of a philosophical debate
Procedure (35-48 minutes)
T: "(student's name), would you mind helping me?" *gives him/her photos (see mats) and signals him/her to put them on the WB.* T: "Thank you, sir/madam."
T: "Why are humans good? Are we good at all? Discuss in pairs" *signals them to work in pairs and points at the title of the article* Ss: Will share their ideas in pairs. T: "Now groups of four." Ss: Will share their ideas in groups of four. T: "Any ideas, folks?" Ss: Share their ideas. T: "Why?"
T: "Does the text have a negative view of humans or a positive one?" "You have 1:10 seconds to check." Ss: Skim through the text to find the answer. T: (After most of them are done) "Tell your partners." Ss: Share their ideas in pairs. T: "Why?"
T: "Please read the text and choose the best summary" *points at the exercise* Ss: Read the text again in more detail to choose a title. T: "Check in groups of four, please." Ss: Check their answers with each other. T: "So, tell me the reasons."
T: "Fill the blanks in the text with these sentences *points at them on the HO*." Work in pairs. Ss: Match the sentences with their respective paragraphs. T: "Check in groups of 4" Ss: Check their answers for a couple of minutes. T: "So, let's see why you made these choices." Ss: Try to back up their choices with reasons. T: *Writes the answers on the WB*
-T: *Writes on the board: "I remind myself that we are all siblings."* -T: "Any similar sentences, anyone?" -Ss: Might be able to come up with some ideas. -T: "So, a little test again." *gives them a HO with questions about reflexive verbs on them.* -Ss: Fill the gaps with the correct words individually
They will check their answers in groups and strongers students will teach the weaker ones. -T: "So, let's see what you wrote there." *check their answers* -Ss: Ask questions and check their answers. -T: "Now, let's try again. Individually!" *gives them the second HO on reflexive verbs* -Ss do the exercise again. -T: *monitors students and answers questions as they arise.*
-T: "Someone help me with the board, please?" *Gives the S the TL form to be put on the WB and signals them to put it up* -CCQ: "Tries to elicit examples from them." -CCQ: "Do we use it with intransitive, or transitive verbs?" -CCQ: "Is the subject and the object the same?" -T: *Answers any questions Ss might have.* -T: "Now, let's try again. Individually!" *gives them the second HO on reflexive verbs* -Ss do the exercise again. -T: *monitors students and answers questions as they arise.*
-T: "So, can you remember the last time you sacrificed your own interests for someone else's?" "Think of three good things you've done." "Stand up everyone, write three good deeds of your classmates on a piece of paper." "Can you work with the same partner for all three?" -Ss: "No." -T: "Great." :) -Ss: Mingle and do the task.