By the end of this lesson, Ss will have practised reading for gist and detailed information in the context of short stories.
To practice controlled writing
Procedure (27-44 minutes)
Show Ss pictures of different known short stories or fables. Ask them what they see -> Stories. Are they long or short? -> Short. Do you like reading stories? Do you find them interesting?
Pre-teach the following words and drill them as you go: comb: show a picture. present: show a picture. watch chain: show a picture. moral: elicit. Sometimes when you read a story, there's a message you understand at the end. Do you know what it's called? -> Moral. If Ss don't know, supply the word. Do stories always have a moral? -> No. wedding anniversary: Give a date as a example. If someone got married on this date... *now write the same date but a year later* what can they celebrate on this date? -> Wedding anniversary. If Ss don't know, supply the vocab. Write the same date but with another year. What about Do people get married on their wedding anniversary? -> No. Do they have to celebrate it? -> No. Do they celebrate it every year? -> Usually/generally.
Ss will be divided into 2 groups. Each group will be given half the story. Ss will be asked to read the text quickly and answer a question about their part of the story. T does o/c feedback.
Ss will be asked to read the text more carefully and try to remember as much as they can because they're going to tell the other group their part of the story. They will have to answer some questions about the part they read. One student from each group will be chosen as the storyteller. This S will go to the other group and tell them his/her group's part of the story. The group then tries to answer the questions they're missing. T does o/c feedback. Ss have to choose the moral of the story among three possibilities.
Each group of Ss gets a number of words (verbs, nouns, adjectives, etc.) as prompts. They can use these words to create stories. The prompts for each group are different. T demonstrates the activity by showing Ss an example. Ss will write their stories on A3 papers and stick their stories to the wall/board. After reading each other's stories, Ss will decide which story they like more.