To provide gist, scan, detailed and deduction reading practice using a text about can't live without bananas in the context of newspaper article
To enable students clarify vocabulary, phrases and idioms in the context of newspaper articles and provide fluency speaking practice in a discussions in the context of newspaper articles
Procedure (36-50 minutes)
T shows picture of bananas with the title 'Can't live without bananas' on the WB. Then asks students what the picture and the title could possibly be conveying? Ss are asked to discuss in pairs for two minutes T elicit answers from the students. When a close answer is retrieved T tries to elicit the name of the newspaper that the article was published in. 'The Guardian'
T asks students to scan-read the text and spot the names of 7 different newspapers mentioned in the text, in pairs. HOs are given to students.
T shows the answer key on the WB T talks about the different contents, styles of different newspapers, eliciting comments from students T asks the ss to look at the first paragraph and elicit the meaning of 'to go banananas'
T asks ss to read the descriptions in ex:A on the HOs and match the newspaper names with the descriptions ( in different pairs) Ss are given the HOs
T hangs the answers on the walls for ss to check
e.g.. stabilize/ stimulate / versatile/ indispensable / temper tantrums Above mentioned words and their descriptions are shown mixed on WB. Ss are asked to work in pairs to find the correct matching. T also marks which paragraph they can find each word Pronunciation is drilled, word structures are elicited
T asks ss to read the text again and complete exercise:B, T/F statements individually. T tells students to turn the back page of ex:A where they are to find ex:B
Ss peer check T shows the T/F statements on the wb and elicits answers from ss. While doing so clarifies some vocabulary, phrase and idioms by eliciting from students
T hangs text paragraphs to different walls of the classroom prior to the last task e.g. P1-2 / P3-4-5 / P 7-8 Ss are given an example of a newspaper to look at briefly T tells ss more about the possible contents of various newspapers and how they look like. T asks students if they want to try being an editor for once? T tells students that what they need to do is make the newspaper more appealing for the readers to read and shows some description of contents/visuals that newspapers use to have more vivid image. Descriptions: *photo of a person/action/item(s), etc. *charts / symbols / comparisons *bulleted listings *quotes *Dr. comment / article T groups ss to X, Y, Z and asks them to write the possible description of the contents/visuals for each paragraph, under the relevant paragraph(s) T gives an example