Teaching practice 4 Main aim: Reading
To provide detailed reading practice using a text about advertising to children
To provide fluency speaking practice in a debate in the context of advertising to children
Procedure (39-51 minutes)
The lesson will begin with a series of pictures of different advertisements and I will elicit the topic of advertising from the students. This will be followed up with the questions of which students have children and arranging them into groups, each containing a learner that has a child. They will pass around a HO of a table with two columns one for products that are generally aimed at children (breakfast cereal, computer games, fast food, sweets) and the other for the appeal these advertisements have to children. Ss will work in pairs adding extra products to the list and noting the appeal these adverts have to children. This will be followed by some short WCFB.
Students will be given a HO of a matching exercise containing the new vocabulary and their definitions. Ss will work in pairs matching the words to their meaning. The answer key will be glued around the walls of the room, which Ss will check after completing the exercise. There will be a short time for any queries Ss have about the new vocabulary.
Students will be given the reading text and the questions from exercise two. Students will work in pairs to answer the questions, while I monitor the class offering support and guidance to the Ss that need it. This will enable me to check that Ss will be able to participate in the final task. After completing the task there Ss will share their answers will the class, opening them up to extra or different information from their fellow learners.
Students will be asked to read the article again and complete the end of each line where the text has been torn. Ss will then check their final results with each other, while I monitor and check that there are no problems to be addressed as a class.
The students will be split into two teams for a class debate. One team will be arguing that it is right to advertise to young children, and the second team will be arguing against them, both giving well planned reasons as to why, using the text and personal opinion. The Ss will be given time and materials before I, the judge, take up my position, to listen and make an informed decision based upon which team provides the best argument. If there is time, Ss will get the chance to offer which side of the argument they truly stand on and why.