Lesson: Social Networking Stories
To provide practice in the integrated skills of reading for gist and detail, and speaking for fluency in the context of social networking stories.
Practice expressing opinions in the context of social media.
Procedure (47-58 minutes)
Board Questions: • Put students in pairs • Write questions on the board: 1. How many different social networking websites can you name? How are they different? 2. Do you use any of these websites? If you do, how much time per day do you think you spend on them? 3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of social networking sites? • Answer first question together o Write their ideas on the board o Show images of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter • Instruct: answer in pairs – 3 mins • Whole class feedback (a student gives answers to last 2 questions)
Headlines: • Pass out headlines (headline: title of news story) • Go over A together • Instruct: pairs guess story behind each headline – 3 mins • Whole class feedback (a student shares guess about other 3 headlines)
Stories: • Divide class 2 groups • Put into pairs • Instruct: read 2 news stories and match with correct headline • Pass out stories – read 4 mins • Check with partner (answers: 1D, 2A) o Monitoring to make sure have correct answer
Story Questions: • Instruct: read questions • Pass out questions – 1 min • Instruct: read news stories again and answer questions – 4 mins • Pass out answer key – 2 mins • Retell story in pairs – 4 mins
Story exchange: • Pair up with other group (two lines facing each other, partner is person in front of you) • Instruct: retell story to partner – task: partner guess headline – 3 mins • Pair reads each others stories – 4 mins Extension Questions: • Instruct: discuss questions with partner • Pass out questions • Discuss with partner – 4 mins • Whole class feedback (ask a student for their answer to questions 1, 3, and 5)