Hamed Hashemian Hamed Hashemian

Hamed plan 2
Beginner, A1 level


In this lesson, the students learn the possessive s through a reading part which is about family. They will do a reading task as well. They will have some communicative practices too.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of Possessive s('s) in the context of Family (family members)- Objects

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist, scan, detailed, deduction and inference reading practice using a text about Family in the context of Family members and their names


Warmer/Lead-in (1-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will put a picture on the WB which is about my family and ask them about the relationship between people on the photo. They will probably guess and tell the words(brother,family). So the main purpose is to set the context and prepare them for the following reading on SB.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text and photo

I will give the students a handout (according to page 24 SB) and ask them to read it very fast and find names.There is a photo attached to the paragraph and there are 4 people and they will write down their names.I will ask them to check in pairs and show the right answers on OHP briefly.Afterwards they will be given another handout which is about the reading that they have just read and it includes 7 matching questions.I will ask them to match the questions with the answers and after that they will check in pairs and below the picture there is answer key.

Highlighting (1-3 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Through the questions that I have given them(for the reading) I will ask them who is Jim? ,and I will elicit the answer from the reading part and students and they will tell me Jim is Annie's husband(model sentence). I will ask them about the relationship which is between Annie and Jim and I will elicit this model sentence(she's married) as well in order to tell them the differences ('s , is).

Clarification (5-7 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

The target language is grammar (possessive s). I will write down the model sentence(Jim is Annie's husband) and the other sentence(She's married) in order to clarify the differences and the meaning and usage. I will ask them a question(CCQ): Are these two sentences(is,'s)the same and elicit and engage them to answer my question and afterwards that they understand I will erase the second sentence(She's married) and focus more on the model sentence. Moreover, I will show them my cellphone and by using the gesture I will elicit this sentence:this is Hamed's phone(I will write down some part of the sentence and ask them to complete it). CCQ:Is it my phone?-Yes. Is it suleyman's phone?-No.Afterwards I will drill the pronunciation.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

I will ask the students to turn back to Annie's family page and underline the possessive s(Annie's hospital,Annie's husband,Jim's office).ICQs:Are you going to write?-No.What are you going to underline?-Possessive s. Additionally they will be given another practice which includes 8 sentences with unjumbled words and they will have 5 minutes to do it individually. Afterwards check in pairs and I will put the answers on some other small colorful papers in every corner or part of the class and ask them to stand up and check the correct answers with their handouts.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

I will give them a handout which is about their family members' names. They will be requested to stand up and find three people and write their names as well as their family members and ask each other the questions(What's your father's/brother's/sister's/mother's name). (ICQ)For this practice I will ask korhan(student) to come and play the role with me in order to clarify it for the all students.(ICQ)How many people are you going to write?-3.What are you going to write?-Names. One more thing,in this practice some of the students might not have sister or brother and I will clarify it as well.For example:I don't have a sister.

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