B2 Elementary level
To provide clarification, review and practice of family members.
To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about Shakespeare in the context of family
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
Teacher will lead-in by setting the context of family, using power point presentation of a family tree and getting students to start thinking about familiar family terms.
Teacher will show a short (imaginary) family tree of his family on the board and explain his relation to the different people in the tree. Then he will test the students on how much they can remember about the presentation. Teacher will ask questions like: "How many brothers and sisters do I have?", What is my grandfather's name?" This will be done through WC FB.
Teacher will then display a more extensive diagram of a family tree on the board with the various terms displayed underneath and will review more difficult vocabulary with the WC and drill pronunciation.
Students will be given a handout of a family tree which they will be required to fill out using a list of helping words beneath the diagram. Students will be asked to then check their answers in pairs. Teacher will monitor for any patterns in errors and correct with the WC if necessary.
Teacher will use powerpoint presentation to elicit responses from students relating to Shakespeare and explain that they will be doing a reading on this topic. Teacher will connect the context of family and Shakespeare by explaining that most Shakespeare plays are about the topic of family.
Teacher will try and elicit meanings of six different words that appear in the reading text for the lesson, through the use of mime, gesture, and anecdotes. The words are: dead, land, enemy, power, jealous, and revenge. Teacher will try to get students to think of the word but will not take up too much time if they are struggling to think of them. Pronunciation will then be drilled and then the words be written on the board, showing part of speech and stress.
Students will then be given a reading on Shakespeare plays and told they have one minute to read it. Then they have to answer a general question at the bottom of the text that will test whether they were able to successfully skim the text. Students will check their answers in pairs.
Students will then receive reading exercise 2 handout with a list of true and false statements. Students will be told to read the statements first and then the text again. Students will then individually mark each statement true or false. Answers will be checked in pairs.
If time allows, students will then be asked to draw their own family tree. They then tell their partner about their family and that student has to draw the other person's family tree. Students can do the exercise with other partners when finished. Teacher will monitor for any errors and conduct delayed error correction on board if necessary.