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Maus I Post Reading Lesson
Intermediate, B1 level


In this lesson, the students will revise their knowledge about the book and convert them into a new one with the help of a change in the theme. The students will first discuss about the main woman and man figures in the book and then switch the genders of the characters and make assumptions on what would change based on the gender switch. In the production stage, the students will write a short story of their own with changing the characters' genders.


Abc Production Stage Comic Page

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of post reading work of the novel Maus

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a scene in the book in the context of post reading work of the novel Maus


Warmer/Lead-in + Pre-Speaking Stage (8-10 minutes) • To set the lesson context and engage students with the actual tasks

- The teacher greets the students and asks some questions about the book. (If they liked it etc..) - The teacher asks who the main character is in the book and writes Vladek on the board and asks for the things he has significantly done in the book and how his character is. - Then the T puts the students in pairs and writes Anja on the board. - The T gives the instruction. "With your pair, discuss about Anja's personality and what she has significantly done and compare it to Vladek's. You have 2 minutes. - When the time's up, the T collects the answers and writes them on the board. - The T asks why there is such a difference. - When she gets the answer, she moves onto the transition part of the stage.

Speaking Stage (19-23 minutes) • To make the students speak fluently in conversation sub-skill in the context of the post reading Maus

- The T tells "what would change in the story if the main character were a female and the side character were a male. With your pair discuss for 5 Minutes. - When the pairs finish talking, the T gets the students in their actual groups. The T divides the class into 6 groups and lets them share what they have talked about with the pairs for 5 minutes. - When they finish, the T asks each group to discuss what would change in each chapter and to make notes on what they have discussed. They have 7 minutes to do that.

Post-Speaking Stage (10-13 minutes) • To make the ss personalize the context and give them the chance to produce something creative

- The T asks each group to make a comic scene from the chapter that they were given with the context of gender switch. - They have 10 minutes for that. - Then the T collects each work and thanks the students for being a part of this experience.

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