Reading Explorer 6a
To provide practice of construct (v) / (line 5) threat (n) / (lines 41 and 48) countless (adj) consumption (n) pollution (n) conservation (n) / opportunity (n) / (line 33) face (v) / (line 37) competition (n) / (line 38) dominate (v) handle (v) invest (v) considerable (adj) claim (v) predictable in the context of "Reef encounters" and "Sweet scents"
To continue learning about affixes (con-, pre-, -tion, -able) in order to better decipher unknown words in test and faculty reading.
To provide review of language used for Examples: Do I have a word or a definition on my back? What is the word? in the context of Vocabulary, nature
To provide practice gist, detail, and determining cause and effect (more of this in the 2nd hour of the lesson).
Procedure (40-54 minutes)
As T checks attendance, Ss will discuss warmer questions related to the reading passage in pairs. T may also ask some questions semi-randomly to evoke production using various grammar and vocabulary we've studied previously.
Ss will have 3 minutes to quickly skim through this week's target vocabulary (displayed on WB, Ss can use phones to look-up words). Then, T distributes cards at random to Ss. S will tape one of the cards to partner's back. Ss will have 6 minutes to learn which card is on their back (using question forms, review from week 1) and then determine who has the matching fish or definition. When pairs find each other, they will adhere their words to the wall. As groups finish, they will help match the remaining Ss and also match the unused fish with their definitions (there are 20 pairs in total, so half of the pairs will be among the students and half waiting to be used).
Ss work in pairs to complete a crossword puzzle using the words they learned in the previous task.
T will ask Ss to look at the affixes of the target words for the unit. T will indicate specific affixes (con-, pre-, -tion, -able) and ask Ss what they might mean. After getting answers, T will clarify meanings and offer a few examples. Ss will try to determine the meaning of the new words. T will clarify any words that Ss cannot figure out. Then, Ss will play a Kahoot quiz.
Ss will complete exercises A and B on page 84 of RE2, attempting to predict the content of the passage from picture, captions, and headings.
Ss will read the unit's passage, "Cities Beneath the Sea" and take notes using the Notetaking paper following T's instructions about notetaking. After reading, Ss can compare their notes with their partners and add anything that they missed or correct errors they may have made.
Ss will close their books and T will ask them questions about their reading. *Note: this activity may be moved to the 2nd hour as needed.