Ahmad Sharifi Ahmad Sharifi

Ahmad Sharifi, reading
Beginner level


In this lesson, students will do reading and some summary writing . The lesson starts with a lead-in to set the context where T shows Ss some images of some famous Turkish and American artists. In the pre-reading stage, T will then pre-teach some vocabulary by a game called "grasping paper". Ss will be given some cards which are the description of the story they are going to read about. They are supposed to put them in order. There will be then gist and detailed questions followed by a summary writing.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a story about a painting in the context of art

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide a summary writing practice in the context of art


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T starts the lesson by asking some questions about some famous Turkish and American artists, including Jackson Pollock. T will also ask to name some internationally-recognized artists, or elicit some of the famous ones to get them engaged in the lesson.

Pre-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

In this part of the lesson, Ss are divided into 2 groups and are put in 2 different parts of the classroom. They are supposed to grab the words that best describe the pictures or words the teacher shows them. Whoever gets the most number of the paper is the winner. At the same time, T checks the meaning and pronunciation of the difficult words.

While-Reading 1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

In this stage, Ss will be given some cards which describe the story they are going to read about. They will first try to put the cards in order and then read some cut-up sentences to match with the pictures. This part will be done individually, after which they will check their friends' answers. Finally, T will give them the answer key and discuss the questions if needed.

While-Reading #2 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Here Ss are asked to read the complete text which is a newspaper article about a real story. They will read the text silently and answer the questions on their own. Then Ss will walk around the class to check the other Ss' answers, after which T will give the whole class feedback and discuss the questions with Ss. This will be a kind of kinesthetic activity, too where Ss will be asked to move to the right side of the board if the sentence is true and move to the left side if the sentence is false. If they think the answer is Not Given, they are supposed to shout "Not Given".

Post-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

In this part, Ss will be given a HO with the key words on it. They are asked to write the summary of the story and finally read it to the whole class. They will also be encouraged to change at least 3 pieces of information about the story. In the meantime, T will note down their possible errors for further feedback.

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