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Teaching Practice 7
Elementary level


In this lesson, students read about a missing story. Pictures are used to get students into the context of birthday parties. Students try to guess what the story is about by answering the questions in the light of the pictures. Blocker words are focused on with a matching activity to help students understand the story easily. Students read for gist and check whether they have guessed the story right. Writing the names of the characters under the pictures on the handout and where the characters were are done to read for detail. Finding antonyms from the text is done to read for vocabulary deduction. Students share their opinion on who the guilty is. The answers are discussed. Students talk about their last birthday.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about a birthday party of a missing person in the context of parties

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in the context of parties
  • To deduce meanings of adjectives from a text and focus on antonyms


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Pictures of a party will be stuck on the walls of classroom. Students will be grouped according to number of students. Students will be given the questions they can use to guess what the story is about, and students will walk around the class to look at the pictures on the walls. They will discuss the questions in the light of the pictures. Each group will share their guess and the answers each group gives to the questions will be written on WB.

Pre-Reading (3-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

The handout will be given to students. They will match the blocker words that are written in bold and underlined in the sample sentences to their definitions. Students will be given 2 minutes to do it individually. They will be asked to check their answers in pair. The answers will be reflected on WB. CCQs mentioned in language analysis will be used to clarify the meaning of words in case of necessity.

While-Reading #1 (3-5 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading task

The story will be given to students. They will read the text quickly and discuss in groups whether their guess about the story is correct or not. Students will be asked to correct their answers that are written on WB if there is a mistake.

While-Reading #2 (6-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed reading task

Students will be asked to work in different group. The handout on which there are the pictures of the characters of the story will be given and they will be asked to read the text again to match the names to the pictures and to write where the characters were during the party. Students stand up and check other groups' answers. The answers will be reflected on WB. During the activity, coloured version of the pictures will be reflected on WB.

While-Reading #3 (3-5 minutes) • To read for vocabulary deduction

Students will be asked to go back to the text and read it again to find the antonyms of given adjectives in the exercise individually. They will check their answers in pairs. Then, students will be asked to write the correct answers on WB. Drilling can be done for pronunciation of all of the adjectives or problematic ones.

Post-Reading (6-8 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text

Teacher will say who the guilty might be to model the activity. Students will be asked who the guilty might be. To clarify the meaning of "guilty", the pictures that are used in PPT will be shown. First,they talk in pair and then in group. Teacher will ask for some ideas.The answer will be shown on PPT as a short paragraph but the name of the character will not be given.The name will be elicited.

Post-Reading#2 (5-8 minutes) • To personalize the context

Teacher will talk about her last birthday to model the activity. The script of the speech will be reflected. Changeable parts of the sentences are written in blue.Also, the questions that can be useful to organize the speech will be shown.Students will be asked to use the script as a model to talk about their last birthday.They will mingle and talk to different students. Some students will be asked to share one of their friends' birthday party.

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