Years 9-10 level
To provide product writing practice of features and to review and practice of language used for descriptions in the context of superheros.
To provide accuracy speaking practice for questions and answers in the context of superheros.
Procedure (30-40 minutes)
I will present "superteacher" who introduces abilities and features of superheros by realia, miming and drawing. I will elicit/refresh previous knowledge and provide the necessary key vocabulary for the following exercises.
"Select your superhero." (There are more superheros available than students present; they will have to discuss the distribution of superheros; there are some reserve superheros to prevent students from crying if necessary) "Chose a power." (Each superhero can only have one superpower such as freezing, firing, lasing; students cut out the power and glue it on their picture) "Colour your power." (To ensure that they also have colours to describe and visually separate fire/ice)
1. Model the language/ demonstrate the task (teacher: A3 printout example) 2. Demonstrate the task (student open example: A3 printout example) 3. Students write descrptions of their superheros
1. Model the language 2. Set a teacher-student example 3. Set an open student-student example 4. Students mingle and interview each other about their superheros
Different situations will be presented that the students's superheros have to solve: "A dinosaur attacks!" -> My superhero has got a laser/ My superhero can freeze "You're locked in your classroom!" -> My superhero is strong/ My superhero can climb