Teaching practice 3 Main aim: Functional Language
To provide clarification of language used for So/Neither in the context of similarities and differences.
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation using So/Neither in the context of similarities and differences.
Procedure (37-54 minutes)
The warmer will begin with two images on the board: one of identical twins, the other of a cat and dog. Ss will have two minutes to discuss in pairs what they think the topic of the lesson is.Followed by quick WCFB discerning the context of the class.
I will start by writing I'm happy on the board and try to elicit from the Ss the response that states that they too are happy using So. Hopefully they will reach the response of 'So am I', if not I will aid them, following this I will ask them to work out the formula for me, proceeding with the negative, 'I can't leave yet' again I will encourage Ss to elicit the appropriate response 'Neither can I'. I will repeat the process with another sentence, 'I love kebab', again I will ask them to point out the formula, this time however there is no auxiliary verb, here I hope to elicit the correct response from Ss and point out that in this instance do/does/did is used. So far these are all similarities. I will follow up with differences, writing 'I can't speak Turkish' and eliciting the response and the formula once more.
I will now provide a HO, Ss will work in pairs to match the sentences with the correct responses. They will then check their answers against the answer keys around the room, followed by WCFB if clarification is necessary which Ss will provide for each other.
Ss will work in five groups and be given the trans script from their previous lesson and asked to underline 5 examples of So/Neither + auxiliary verb + subject and the verb that corresponds to the auxiliary verb in the response. Afterwards each of the groups will nominate one person to come and write one of their examples on the board.
Students will work in four teams to connect as many dominoes as possible containing So/Neither sentences and responses.They will be given 4 minutes and will then be asked to read what the have produced to the class, or I will check and count as I monitor and announce the winner.
Ss will be given a HO with 8 sentences, each providing three possible responses for the students to choose. Ss will work in pairs to choose the correct response before announcing one of their answers to the class for WCFB.
Ss will be given eight sentences and in pairs will answer and discuss their responses, during which I will again be closely monitoring Ss and involving myself in their conversations to see their understanding of the functional language at the end of the class. If time allows it there will be a short WCFB of students sharing their responses with the class.