Reading Lesson, Online Friendships
Intermediate B1+ level
To give Ss practice in reading for gist and detail in the context of online friendships.
To provide accuracy speaking practice in group-debate in the context of Online Friendships.
Procedure (30-45 minutes)
Warm up using simple and easy to understand Yes/No questions: 1. How are you students? 2. Do you have friends? 3. Do you meet new people on facebook? 4. Do you meet new friends on snapchat? 5. How many facebook friends do you have?
1. Displaying the PowerPoint slide of the vocabulary 2. Vocabulary list • Spend • Site • Blog • Webpage • Comment • Socializing • Unrealistic 3. Meaning synonyms 4. Pronunciation: phonetically, stress, modeling, drilling 5. Form: part of speech and example sentences on slide Meanings and phonemes: merriam-webster dictionary
1. Displaying the PowerPoint slide to start a Prediction task by ex 2a p16: (lead-in, develop discussion) 2. Task instructions & ICQs as yes/no questions 3. Group formations = first setting to regroup later • Monitor • peer-check/pair-check • Whole class feedback PowerPoint Slide Qs • Read the title of the article. • What do people use social networking sites for? • Can you think of any reasons why these sites could be bad for friendships?
1. Groups are ready • group formation + class management (3 Groups) 2. Displaying PowerPoint slide ex 2b p 16 question • Read the article. Does it mention any of your ideas? 3. Set up task instructions (initial reading; skim and answer this question in your group, time limit) 4. ICQs as yes/no questions 5. Proceeding with the Initial reading 6. monitor 7. peer-check/pair-check 8. whole class feedback
1. Group formations are ready • group formation + class management / seats setting (3 Groups) • distributing different set of questions for each group. 2. Displaying PowerPoint slide ex 3 p 16 question (questions divided to 3 groups where each group takes 2 questions only) Read the article again. In Dr. Tyagi’s opinion, why might young people: Group A 1) Have unrealistic view of the world? 2) Feel that relationships can be started and ended quickly and easily? Group B 3) Find the real world boring? 4) Find it more difficult to form relationships in the real world? Group C 5) Be equal on the internet? 6) Name the social networking sites mentioned in the text. 3. Set up task instructions (carefully read the article and answer these two questions in your group, time limit) 4. ICQs as yes/no questions 5. Proceeding with the detailed reading 6. monitor 7. peer-check/pair-check 8. regroup and discuss all questions • group members will switch groups and all will discuss the questions they have • 2 Group A students will switch to Group B • 2 Group B students will switch to Group C • 2 Group C students will switch to Group A 9. Regroup SS (students) back to their original group to discuss all the answers. 10. whole class feedback • the teacher will elicit the answers from Ss and write them on the WB (whiteboard)
Using ex 4 p 17, I will distribute a handout of ex 4 questions to create a mingling activity where all students stand up and walk around and talk to each other and discuss the questions, I will be monitoring them and helping them and making sure they only use English until the last minute of the lesson: 1. Do you agree with Dr. Tyagi? Why? Why not? 2. How did you meet your closest friends? 3. What’s the first thing you notice about people? Is it different meeting people online? 4. Read the last paragraph again. What other benefits are there of using the internet to socialize?