Stephen Ianno Stephen Ianno

Unit 4 intro
grade 8 ESL level


I need this job!! Last observed lesson til we talk some legitimacies.


Abc Cambridge Checkpoint book

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about traveling through the jungle in the context of adventure

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of metaphor in the context of vacation


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Tell me about your week off. Who traveled? Who stayed home? Adventure? How did you spend your time? Are you happy to be back at school?

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Slide show: Mary Kingsley, Democratic Republic of the Congo (has anyone been to Africa?), Talagouga. Ask students if they would want to travel here. Do you think Mary Kingsley was happy to go through here? What would you expect to find here? Talk in pairs

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

After forming ideas about what it would be like in Talagouga, students read the passage by themselves and determine if their predictions were correct. If so, how, if not, then what?

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Give students list of questions to pair with the reading. Have them read through again to get correct answers. Peer check, class check.

Post-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Look at sentence ex. "plantain leaves seemed to stand sleeping day out and day in" Do leaves sleep? What type of speech is this? Define a metaphor, give examples. Students create a metaphor based on something from break. Students share metaphors

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