Happiness Reading Lesson
Elementary, A2 level
To provide scan and detailed reading practice using a text about happiness
To provide clarification of object pronouns in the context of happiness
Procedure (45 minutes)
1. The T hangs the pictures on the board and asks the students; "What are they doing?" 2. When the T collects the answers, she monitors other students if they are listening with some checking questions like; "did you hear your friend, do you agree with her, what do you think? etc... 3. The T directs other questions about the subject; "How do they feel? Do they feel sad, happy or angry? What do you think?" 2. The T receives the answers.
1. The T tells the students not to read it but only to look at the words which are related to the pictures and match them. "Don't read the text only look at the words and match the pictures. You have 5 minutes." 2. While the students do the matching the T hangs the passages on the board. 3. When the time is up, the T gives number to each student "1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3..." 4. The T calls out the students who has number 2 and gives the instruction. "Number 2s, come to the board and stick the right paragraphs under the pictures. 5. The T invites all the students to the board for checking the answers. The T gives the instruction; "Okay, come to the board, check the answers, you have 30 seconds!" 6. While the ss check the answers the T plays a fast classical music. 7. In the end, the T checks if the answers are correct.
1. The T gives the instructions; "Okay, now read the text and tick the three of them you like the most. You have 10 minutes." 2. When the students finish reading, the T asks the students to first get in pairs and discuss about the paragraphs they have chosen. The instruction is; "Get in pairs and discuss your top three paragraphs. You have 2 minutes!" 3. When the pair activity finishes, the T asks the students to make a group with other pairs, discuss their top three and create a group top three. The instruction is staged. 1. Get in groups. 2. With your group discuss your top three and make a top three again with your group. You have 4 minutes!" 4. When the groups finish the top three activity, the T asks each group about their top three paragraphs. 5. While each group tells their favorite, the T asks why do you like it?
1. The T writes a sample sentence on the board. "My friends like watching TV with me. I like watching TV with them." 2. The T underlines "me and them" and asks the students; "who is "me" in the sentence? And does the same for the second sentence. 3. The T gives the instruction for the activity; "Now look at the text and find the object pronouns like these. You have 3 minutes." (while doing so, the T shows the me& them words which she has already written) 4. When the students finish the activity, the T checks the answers and asks the students to replace them with the actual words. (e.g. Talking to my husband and watching something good on TV with my husband.) The instruction is; "Now replace the words you found with the actual people or objects. The T gives one example and adds; "You have 2 minutes." 5. The T checks the answers quickly and asks students; "What is happiness for you? Write 1 thing that makes you happy. You have 3 minutes" She also writes it on the board and also writes a sample sentence. (e.g. I like spending time with my family/them.) 6. The T asks the students to replace the objects with the object pronouns and demonstrates.