Teaching practice 3
To revise narrative tenses (focus more on integration between Past Simple, Past Continuous and Past Perfect) in order to make students feel confident in using them while telling stories.
To work on students' reading for gist and speaking skills in framework of using narrative tenses
Procedure (40-45 minutes)
T shows Ss the headlines from different newspapers. T asks Ss to talk in pairs and discuss where these stories could happen, when and how. T asks ICQs and sets the time limit (1 minute). After 1 minute T elicits some information: 1) Did you use Present or Past while talking about these stories? (Past) 2) Where did all these stories happen? (air plane) After that T introduces the topic of the lesson - "Airline incidents and storytelling"
T asks Ss to read a story for gist. T sets the time limits (2 minutes). T asks ICQs in order to check whether Ss got the idea of the task or not. In 2 minutes, T asks Ss to work in pairs and exchange the information they've just read using the prompts from the board.
T draws Ss' attention to the board where Ss can see different tenses. T asks which tenses were used in the text, circles them and then introduces their name (narrative tenses). After that T elicits a general usage of these tenses by asking CCQs: When do we use these tenses? What for? (for storytelling) After that T divides Ss into pairs and asks each pair to match names of the tenses to their form, timelines and proper examples. While Ss are doing the task, T is monitoring. If one pair has correct answers, T asks other Ss to come and check the answers. T asks CCQs if necessary.
T draws a timeline on the board with some gaps on it and asks students to come and label the numbers with a proper tense. Then T writes a sentence on the boards and uses it in order to elicit the information. I was walking in the forest when i realized that I had forgotten my keys at home. 1) Which tense shows us a single action? (Past Simple - "realized") 2) What happened first? (I had forgotten) Which tense is it? (Past Perfect) 3) Was I in the process of doing something when I realized? (yes) What was I doing? (was walking in the park) After eliciting the information and checking students' understanding, T asks Ss to work in pairs and do ex. 6b on page 26 in order to practice grammar. T uses PPT in order to check the answers.
T asks CCQs one more time in order ensure whether all students got the idea of the usage of these tenses. Then T divides Ss into pairs using laces or stripes of paper. T asks all Ss to stand up and come to T who is holding either laces or stripes of paper. T asks Ss to drag these stripes with different ends and find their partners. After pairs are settled T explains the task. Students A and B have to read their own stories. In 5 minutes they have to tell these stories as if they were participating in it. But there is a rule: each student get a set of 3 paper clips. Their task is to get rid of these clips by using TL properly in their stories. While doing the task, T is monitoring and taking notes in order to do delayed error correction.