TP7 - Reading Lesson
To provide scan and detailed reading practice using a text about killing your tv in the context of television
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in conversations in the context of television
Procedure (45-53 minutes)
Teacher asks one student if he could live without TV for a week and why; then asks students to ask the same question to friends sitting next to them for a minute. Then each student reports back to the classroom if their friends could live without TV for a week and why.
Teacher provides the definition and students guess what the word is. Teacher asks what other words can be used instead for each word. Teacher asks students to come up with some examples. After clarifying meaning, teacher clarifies form, pronunciation and appropriacy. The vocabulary; turn off, especially, fun, exciting, tired, boring, interesting, surprised, frightening, worried, murder, advert, worrying, happen.
Teacher gives each student the text without the title on it. Students skim the text for a minute and then get into groups of 3 or 4 in order to come up with a title that is closest to the original one. Students discuss in groups for 2 minutes and when they are done they write their ideas on the board. Students from other groups comment on the tittles each group came up with. Then teacher writes the original title on the board and students vote for the closest title.
Teacher asks students to read the text individually for a few minutes. Then she gives the handout that has questions related to the text and asks students to give answers. Then teacher asks students to check their answers with pairs; teacher elicits the answers, gives feedback.
Teacher asks students to work in new pairs and gives each student a handout with questions. Teacher briefly explains the questions and students ask and answer questions for 3-4 minutes. Then students walk around the classroom and ask and answer the questions talking to other students in the classroom. Teacher monitors, writes down the errors and gives feedback in the end.