Teaching Practice 2 - Reading Skills
To provide reading practice using three texts about cities. Students will exercise gist and scan reading sub skills and analyze new vocabulary in the texts.
To clarify vocabulary found in the texts and provide speaking practice in the context of tourism
Procedure (37-47 minutes)
T displays world map on WB with "Kingston" written in 3 places. Ss will discuss in pairs to predict what the lesson is about.
T displays pictures of a sea, lake and river on the WB. Ss will get one minute to work in pairs and name them. T will monitor and write what they know on the WB. Ss will match the right picture with the names. T will CCQ to ensure they understand the difference. Does the water move alot in a lake? [No] Does sea water have salt? [Yes] Does the water move in a river? [Yes] Does river water have salt? [No] Where do people go for holidays usually? [The sea/sea-side/beach] Which one has land all around it? [Lake] Which one has land on 2 sides? [River]
T distributes Reading HO and asks Ss to find out which country each city is in. Ss will have 30 seconds to complete task. ICQs: Will you read everything? [No] How much time do you have? [one minute] What will you look for? [which country the places belong to] WCF Ss direct T to put the 3 pictures on the right place on the map. Ss will be grouped in teams of three or four. Ss will have 3 minutes to scan texts and complete first task in HO 2. WCF ICQs: How many minutes do you have? [3 minutes] Can you read everything in 3 minutes? [No] What will you answer? [Point to Qs on the top of HO 2]
Ss will attempt the second exercise in HO 2 in pairs. T will model example of the task first on the WB. Ss will have 4 minutes and will not refer to the texts during the exercise. T monitors Ss during tasks and provides feedback on MPF on new language with gestures, illustrations and comparisons on WB. Ss read text again to verify answers. ICQs: How many sentences are there in each box? [Three] How many belong to another box? [One] Will you look at the texts when you do this? [No] How much time do you have? [4 minutes]
T distributes "Free ticket to Kingston" and asks Ss to write down which Kingston they would like to go to on it. Ss are re-grouped so that each pair is made of two Ss with different choices. Ss discuss why they would like to go to the chosen city.