Ages 9-10 level
To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about a knight and dragon in the context of a story.
To provide review and practice of vocabulary and phrases in the context of a story about a knight and a dragon.
To provide accuracy speaking practice of a story in the context of a knight and dragon.
Procedure (27-40 minutes)
Elicitation of the key vocabulary by a listening activity, e.g. "It's got 4 legs, it can run fast, it's got a tail, it can jump" -> "A horse" planned: knight, castle, horse, sword, forest, cave, dragon optional: rabbit, monkey
Students think what might happen in the story and order some key flashcards of the story on their tables. Key flashcards provided: knight, dragon, monkey, rabbit, forest, cave 1. Whole class example. 2. Teacher -> student example 3. Open student -> student example 4. Pair work (student -> student)
Students will listen for gist and check their prediction about the sequence of the story. Students will correct their "plot" on the table to get the right order of events. Story will be retold if necessary in case not all students should get the right order.
Students will get up and perform the actions/decriptions in the story by acting them out. I will set up appropriate examples to support their creativity by miming.
Students think about and choose from a set of possible titles for the story.
Students retell the story. 1. Whole class example. (Chorally, take out flashcards bit by bit.) 2. Teacher -> student example 3. Open student -> student example 4. Pair work (student -> student)