To provide the students with growth in their reading skills as they complete a prediction task that includes vocabulary relating to problems that occur in the house
To provide accuracy in their speaking skills more specifically with the vocabulary relating to problems in the house
Procedure (34-49 minutes)
-Using the projector, post the pictures of problems that happen around the house. Have the students share with their partner for a minute. After, take some WC FB as to what the pictures have in common. -Share about the time I lived in Uzbekistan and the gas, water and electricity went out at the same time.
-Pass the first HO to the Ss. Focus the Ss on the two pictures and ask them to write down what they think happened. -Have the Ss talk about what they think happened in pairs. After talking about them in pairs, take some FB time listening for the Ss knowledge of the vocabulary describing the situations. These words include power cut, flooded etc.
Handout the readings. Have the students read the stories to check if their ideas were right. Find out how many students predicted the story correctly (have the students raise their hands). Check the students understanding of vocab. Teach MFP for vocabulary. -Midwife -Torch -Candles -Storm -Blown off -Blown down Tell the students to cover the stories and see what they can remember about the four things listed for each story: Kurts story- 1. His son: He was born at home. His name is Kurt too. 2. the heating: it went off in the house during birth 3. candles: Kurt (father) lit candles around the room so they could see 4. the lights: they came back on just after his son was born. Phillip's story 1. a storm: There was a big storm in the middle of the night 2. roof: it blew off. In the morning, there was a big hole in it 3. water. Some pipes burst and there was water everywhere in the house 4. outside the house: a tree blew down in the garden. It was a complete mess -Make sure the students work alone
-Have the Ss read the stories again in pairs to check their ideas. -Teacher gets WC FB - Get FB from the Ss and hear how they think both people felt after the events.
Have the students attempt to draw a picture of a problem that happened at there house. After they draw the pictures, have them stand up with there pictures. Have the Ss go around observing each other's pictures and attempt to guess what the stories describe.
From Kurts story -Midwife -Torch -Power cuts From Phillips story -Storm -Chaos -Blown