Seda Sanlı- Reading
To improve students'reading skills by practising reading for gist and scanning for specific information
To provide clarification of adjectives (character) in the context of Wildlife-animals
Procedure (33-50 minutes)
Ask the students : - Why do some people feel happier or calmer in the presence of animals? -In Turkey do people gnerally feel posiitive towards animalsor not? Why? -In Turkey which animals are most feared or dislike ? Why?
-PW, Ask SS to pick an animal - In pairs ask them to decide whether these would make good pets or not by stating their reasons. -Ask them to think of 3 words to describe animal they have picked. -Collect these adjectives in box on one side of the board.
-Give them HOs -Ask : What adjectives would you use to describe the dolphin in the photo.Elicit a few answers from the SS and write them on the board.( possible answers:cute,playful,docile,obedient,tame) -Ask SS to read the article and underline all the accusations made against dolphins. -Ask them compare the description of the dolhins in the article to their descriptions. -Ask SS to read the letter written in response to the article and find which of the accusations in the article it answers. -PW -Tell SS to look back at the accusation they underlined in the article and then underline the answers to the accusations in the letter.
- Give SS HOs -Ask them to match the adjectives to the animals.PW.More than one answer is possible
-GW.Discussion -In groups of 3 or 4 ask SS to discuss ( Do you think people should be stopped from swimming with dolphins? Why or why not?/ Do you agree with the letter writer that animals have a right to privacy? Why or why not? -