By the end of the lesson, students will have been exposed to causatives and had chances to practice using them.
Throughout the lesson, students will have chances to practice their group discussion skills as well as a brief opportunity to present ideas to the class.
Students will have a chance to practice reading for gist and scanning skills with a authentic-style news article to prepare for group discussion.
Procedure (87-108 minutes)
Teacher asks Ss to discuss a couple of questions about animals and hunting. * What do you know about hunting? Have you ever been hunting? * Should hunting be legal in your country? Why or why not?
Teacher will elicit any vocabulary that the students didn't use in their warm-up questions. Any other words that they need will be provided.
Students will read an authentic-style news article about bear-human interactions in a Colorado community. This will give Ss background information that they need for the task. After, students will discuss the article and then answer some comprehension questions together.
Ss are divided into groups and allowed to choose 1 of 4 jobs (park ranger, environmentalist, biologist, hunter). They will then discuss the problem of bears in a community in Colorado. The group will make a proposal for how to solve the problem. After completing the proposals, the students will present their proposals to the class.
After finishing discussions, Ss will prepare their proposals.
The target language - causatives - will be explored.
Ss will complete some transformations of causatives. Then, they'll do some more semi-controlled practice. Ss will check their answers with their partners. An answer key will be provided after.
Ss will return to their groups and revise their proposals using the target language. Their final proposals will be written up and submitted for the teacher to evaluate and return them later.