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Collections Lesson
Elementary, A2 level


In this lesson, the students will learn about different collection types while they discover the jigsaw reading concept in the context of scientist survey. They will fill in a task sheet as a while reading activity and in the end, they will talk about their favourite collection and we will bring out a data out of it.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about collections in the context of jigsaw reading

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide a social interactive envorinment to the students and let them use their productive skills to personalize a reading


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

- The T greets the students and tell them that they will help my scientist friend again. - The T tell them that they will read and talk about collections. - The T asks the students the meaning of the word collection.

Pre-Reading Stage (5-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make them feel more comfortable in the while reading stage

- The T shows the students her collection of tickets and talks about each ticket. - The T asks again the meaning of collection. - The T shows some pictures of collections (if necessary) - The whole class has a discussion of collection.

While-Reading Gist Stage (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with a jigsaw reading and an appropriately challenging gist information reading task

- The T divides the students into 4 groups. - After dividing the class, The T instructs them to find the best title then demonstrates it. - The students read and choose the best title and they all share their ideas in their groups when they finish the task. - Finally, as a class they check the answers.

While-Reading Detail Stage (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed reading task

- The students are instructed that they will complete a chart. The example is demonstrated on the board. Each group should complete their own part. (The paragraphs and the charts have numbers.) - The T spreads the sheets. - After each group finishes, the T re-groups the students. - The T tells them to complete the whole chart.

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

- The T sticks different collection types on the board and tells the students that the scientist friend needs our help. - The T tells her favourite collection and asks students to repeat it. - After enough repitition, the T tells the students to stand up and make a half circle around the board. The T tells her favourite collection (and why) and throws the ball to someone and asks them to tell their favourite collection and why. - While the students play, the T takes notes on the board on how many students like which collections. - When the lesson finishes, the T thanks the students for the help.

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