Upper-Intermediate Level level
To introduce as well clarify new vocabulary to students and give them the opportunity to practice using the new lexis in the context of Art.
To practice reading for gist and detail in the context of art, focussing specifically on performance art within this greater context.
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
-Draw two squares (picture frames) on the board. -Explain to the class that I have decided to become an artist instead of a teacher and would like to know what they think about my skills. -Tell a member of the class that I will draw a sketch of them. -Draw the sketch. -Ask what Ss think of my work (they won't like it), and tell them that I will try a new style since I am not very good at this one. -Draw abstract items in the second square and ask students what they think again. -Ask students for descriptive words about each drawing. I.E. Is it about a real thing? Can you tell what it is easily? Is it something that shows how I feel? Will everyone understand the idea/message of the drawing easily? -Explain to students that the first drawing is figurative art, and the second is abstract art. -Clarify the meaning of both new vocabulary terms.
-Tell Ss there are some new words they might like to learn to talk about art. -Give Ss a Gap-fill handout from the coursebook (pg. 46, ex. 1), and allow students time to fill out the HO in PW. -Provide an answer key on Google Slides. -Provide students with definitions HO. -Give Ss new partners and have them ask and answer a few of the questions with a new partner (pg. 46, ex. 2).
-Display photo of Orlan and ask students to decide if a few statements about the artist in the photo are True or False in PW. -Ask students to quickly skim/ read over the article to determine if they were correct or incorrect about the Artist based on the photo (coursebook, pg. 46, ex. 1). -Provide FB on the board with Google Slides.
-Ask Ss to read the article in detail, and allow them time to do so. -Distribute event order HO. -Ask Ss to arrange events in chronological order based on the text they have just read (coursebook, pg. 46, ex. 2). -Display FB quickly. -Display discussion questions from pg. 46, ex. 3 on the board with Google Slides and have students discuss in PW. -Provide students with matching HO, and ask them to match the word to the photo in GW. -Display FB quickly.
-Distribute word search and allow students a few minutes to complete. -Display words within word search on the board using Google Slides. -In PW have students quickly show one another where they found any words the other student is missing. -Have students complete a gap-fill HO using the words found in the cross word (they're on the board at this point as well) with their partner. -Display feedback.