Should I let my child take risks?
By the end of the lesson students will be able to discuss and express their opinions about the newspaper article.
Students will be able to read a piece of text using a number of reading skills
Procedure (32-44 minutes)
Ss will be shown a set of pictures, two will show children playing outdoors, and the other will show children playing on games console. T will then ask eliciting questions. T will ask "What do you see?" "What are the children doing?"
T will show the title of the article and ask ss what they think the article maybe about. T will ask - "what do you think the article is about?" "what type of writing is it?" Ss - "Maybe about playing outdoors?" "Could be a blog or a newspaper article?" "article could be talking about safety." T will write some key points on the board that the ss have mentioned, and use those points at a later stage to see if the predictions are correct. T will then tell the ss to read the text for only 30 seconds. After quickly reading the text, T will ask ss whether their initial predictions matched with the article.
T will then tell ss to read the article one more time, looking for any important information within the article, this will be a timed activity. Once ss have finished, T will tell ss to turn over their papers. T will then split the class into two or three groups. On a PPT will be a series of questions related to the article, with multiple choice answers. The first team to raise their hands and answer correctly will gain a point.
T will then arrange ss into pairs. Ss will discuss and brainstorm some of the reasons they agree or disagree with the sentiment of the text. T will ask ss to write notes while they are discussing their opinions on the text. Once ss have discussed together, T will tell ss that they are now going to write a comment about the article for the online comment section. Ss can either agree of disagree with the article but they must write at least 5 sentences. After they have written their comments, T will divide the class into two groups, one group will be in agreement, and the other in disagreement.