To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about Super Kids in the context of Talent
To provide clarification and review of music and art in the context of talent
Procedure (39-49 minutes)
Teacher shows visuals of famous painters and musicians. Ask students if they can recognize who they are. Ask: Are they 'normal' people ? What can they do very well ? Are they special? Are they talented? Then show picture of the two kids and ask what they can see. Let students guess about their age and about their special talent. Ask if anyone can paint or play an instrument.
Teacher divides the class into two groups. Group A reads about 'Little Miss Picasso' and Group B reads about 'The New Mozart'. Ask each group to read through their text as quickly as possible to get a general understanding of it and to check if their guesses about the children were correct.
Students are given the questions for details. ICQs. Teacher monitors and provides Feedback. Students compare their answers in groups. Teacher checks and gives Feedback. Then students sit in pairs of A and B and ask each other the same questions about the person they just read.
Teacher gets students to continue discussing similarities and differences in pairs. Students write their answers on the board. Feedback on language is given.
Teacher writes one or two questions on the board (from ex 3) and asks students how to form the question when they ask someone directly. After eliciting and clarifying teacher assigns roles of the journalist and Alexandra or Lukas. Students prepare the interview using the questions in exercise 3. Teacher monitors and asks students to practise the interview in pairs and then act it out in class.