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Love is a Fiction of A Sinking Ship
Elementary level


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Main Aims

  • To provide review of Object Pronouns in the context of the Titanic

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide scan reading practice using a text about reading and speaking in the context of favourite love stories or movies


Lead-in (3-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

* I'll start by drawing two hearts on the board, one's whole and the other isn't. Then, I'll ask them what they each represent and have them give me examples on the good and bad things about love. * After that, we will watch a short trailer of "Titanic". As follow up questions, I will ask them "do you know it?", "is it a good or bad story?", "Is it sad?", "Do you know how the story goes?". * I split them into two groups and give each slips of paper containing the line of the story from beginning to end--written very briefly, of course. * They decide on how the story goes and then stick on the board.

Exposure (6-8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

* As a feedback, I give them the text of the story. They skim it to get the "hang of it" and see whether their stories apply on they read. * They change, if there is need. * I give them sheets for the "pre-teach vocabulary" part. They match, check in pairs and then I hand them the answer sheet for correction.

Highlighting (5-8 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

* I'll begin by showing them pictures of Jack and Rose in different poses. Then, I ask them "what are they doing?". They should first give me names, so I could replace them with pronouns, both the subject and the object, through elicitation. From there, I will ask what is the difference and the parts of speech. * I ask them to give me a couple of examples using the Object Pronouns, either from the line of the story they have just put together or elsewhere.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

* I will give them H/Os of a table with Subject pronouns that they have to turn into Object pronouns. * In the sheet of the text, there are some highlighted object pronouns and they have to say to whom/what they refer. They read quickly in order to find out. * They first do it individually, check in pairs and then they check whether their answers are correct from the small answer sheets I'll have stuck under their tables.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

* Individually, they think and write down short points about their favourite love story or movie, in general. They write characters' names, places, time, etc. They will have two minutes. * When they are finished, they go around talking to each other and asking questions like: "what's your favourite story?", "Why?", "what happens in it?", etc.

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