Reading lesson on double lives/avatars
At the end of the lesson, Ss will be able to understand a reading text and give correct answers to the questions about it.
At the end of the lesson, Ss will be able to speak about the characters in the reading text and make comments on them.
Procedure (32-41 minutes)
T greets the students and wants them to look at the board. There are two pictures on the PPT she prepared. (See Appendix A) One of them is her own picture and the other one is an avatar of herself. There are some questions about the pictures. T wants the students to talk in groups and try to answer the questions. By doing this, T tries to elicit the word ''avatar''.
T says that they are going to learn a few words because they are going to see those words in the reading text! T gives them 3 pictures and three words and wants them to match the correct pictures with the correct words.(See Appendix B) After students do the task, the teacher shows the answer key on the board and gives it as a handout as well.
T shows the students two people and their avatars and tells them that there are some questions about these two people. (See Appendix C) Ss are going to look at the photos and answer the questions individually. T answers the first question as a demo. When they are finished, T wants them to work in pairs and check their answers. They will be working as Student A/Student B. Student A will read Rebecca's text and Student B will read Jose's text. (See Appendix D) They will check their answers. When they are finished, T regroups them. Student As will come together and Student Bs will come together,too. They will check their answers in groups.
T wants students to work in pairs again as Student A and Student B. Student A is Rebecca and Student B is Jose. They will complete the questions to ask each other. Students work individually and complete the questions. (See Appendix E) T nominates three people from each group and they come and write the questions on the board so that everyone can see the questions. After this, Ss will work in pairs,too. They will ask those questions each other to find three differences between each person in their real life and in their Second Life. (Demo needed here) An example may be like this: Rebecca works in a bank in her real life but she is a singer in her second life.
Students work with other students and discuss over some questions. Are Rebecca and Jose a good couple? What about Little Me and Rex05? T gives them some time to talk about it and when they are finished, T gets some answers from the students. They talk about Rebecca and Jose and their Second Life.