"Jackson Pollock" Reading Lesson
To provide sts with a skimming and detailed reading practice in the context of a text about the life of a famous painter
To give sts a controlled speaking practice of the lexis which they will revise
To practice the past form of certain irregular verbs as a lexis activity
Procedure (48-59 minutes)
- T sticks picture of "Mona Lisa" on the board. T "Do you know this?" "Is it a photograph?" "Do you draw it?" - T sticks pictures of Bob Ross and Salvador Dali on the board. T "Who are they?" "Do you know them?" "What are their jobs?" to elicit painting, painter. - T sticks a picture of Istanbul Modern on the board. T "Do you know this place?" "What is inside?"
T chests the HO. T "There are 6 sentences and 6 pictures here. Read the sentences quickly and match them with the pictures. You can write a,b,c... on these boxes. You have three minutes." ICQs: How many minutes do you have? Where are you going to write? Sts check in pairs. T projects the HO on the board. Sts come to the board and write their answers.
T gives students a matching exercise with the verbs in base and past forms. T "There are 9 verbs here. Match them with their correct past form. You will work alone." ICQs: Are you going to write your answers? (no) Are you going to match the verbs with their past forms? (yes) Students check in groups. T projects the Ho on the board. Sts come to the board and match the verbs. - T clarifies the meaning-related problems with CCQs. T drills the pronunciation of the past forms.
T chests the HO. T "We will read this text. There are 7 blanks in the text. Fill these blanks with the past form of the verbs we practiced. You have 5 minutes." ICQ: How many minutes? (5) Are you going to use the base form? (no) Which form are you going to use? (past) Sts check in pairs. T projects the text on the board. Sts come to the board and stick the papers with the words on the correct part.
T divides the sts into two groups. T gives sts HOs with questions about the text. Sts answer the questions using the past forms. T gives instant FB on the form when necessary.