Written Assignment 3
To provide gist reading practice using a text about Children
To provide product writing practice of a essay in the context of Children
Procedure (33-45 minutes)
T puts the picture of the child in the text and asks them about what they see in the picture.
Pre-teach the following vocab: sedentary, abduction, wean. T writes the quote: "The more risks you allow children to take, the better they learn to take care of themselves" and asks Ss for their opinion.
Ss are given 3 options to choose from the best title to the text and are asked to read quickly to pick a title. Ss are asked to check in pairs their choice and discuss it.
Ss are given seven true/false statements and are asked to read the text for specific information to answer the task. After answering, Ss are asked to check in pairs their answers and if there was a disagreement in their answers, they are asked to justify their choice. This is done as a whole class.
Ss are divided into groups and are asked to dicuss the topic based on their childhood. They can either agree or disagree with the writer and/or Tremblay. The groups can exchange opinions as a second step.