Lesson plan TP4 Elif
To provide gist reading practice using a text about Animal Tales in the context of animals
To provide fluency in the context of animal
Procedure (37-46 minutes)
Set the context by eliticing "pet". What do you call the animals which live with you in your home like cats or dogs or fish? "Do you have a pet? Did you have a pet when you were a child? Do you think animals can help people? If so, how? (sniffing dogs help narcotic department, or guide dogs help blind people) Do you have an interesting story about animals?" Pre teach "heal", "bleed" "disappear" : "I had a cat, her name was Gümüş. One day she scratched me so bad that my leg was bleeding. When I screamed in pain, the cat was gone and never returned. My leg got better / healed in a week." After the story, elicit scratch, bleed, disappear, heal. Then, Concept check, Drill, Write.
Go over "heal, recover, disappear ( On Wed. I was ill but today I recovered. - Yesterday I accidentally deleted my homework. It disappeared" ) Give the HO. Focus attention on the photographs and ask ss to name the animals they can see. (Cat, dolphin, goldfish, cow, mynah bird, dog) Prediction task: Project the animal descriptions on the white board. Ss read the descriptions and try to match them with the animals at this stage. Do not confirm the answers. Possible answers: A - a dolphin, B-a gold fish, C- a dog, D- a mynah bird E - a cow, F- a cat
Divide the class into groups of 3 and ask students to arrange arrange the seats. (Employ ICQ: How many groups are there?) Give them pink, yellow and green pieces of paper so that they can find their groups. Students read their respective story, eg. Pink group read Student 1. (5 min) Then they match each of their stories to one of the descriptions. (Employ ICQ: Are you going to read? Do you need a pen?) Student A: 1 D, 2 A, Student B: 1 C, 2 A Student C: 1 B, 2 E. After their reading time is over, students take turns to retell their stories to the members of other group and say which description in Exercise 1 each one matches. Tell them not to look at the text! (ICQ: Are you going to look at your handout? NO. Are you going to write anything? Are you going to talk?)
Ask them to work in pairs ans discuss which stories they liked best and why they liked them. (4 min) Then ask students to talk about their partner's favorite story and why he/she liked the story. Finally, go over the new vocabulary. If ss finish early: Discuss advantages and disadvantages of keeping a pet. Advantages: they relax you, they keep you company, they entertain you. Disadvantages: untidiness, smell, keeping them cost money, (vet, food, litter...),allergies, they eventually die and upset you. Draw a chart on the board and write the items.