Reading Lesson-Halloween
Intermediate Level level

Description

In this lesson, Ss read about Halloween through vocabulary exposure in the text. This task allows students to engage how Halloween is celebrated in different countries. a more controlled practice is followed after through a question and multiple choice answer, then another detailed question also.

Materials

Abc A3 paper, colors, scissors, colors
Abc Multiple Choice- reading for detail

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, detailed and scan reading practice using a text about halloween

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of halloween
  • To provide clarification and practice of words used describing Halloween festivities such as: witch, candy,monster,ghost, costumes

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- Use video about Halloween to draw student's attention . - Ask Ss some questions if they ever celebrated Halloween. If yes, - what did they dress like? - what was their favorite costume ? - why do people wear costumes ? - What do people usually eat or give away during Halloween ? - Do we celebrate Halloween in the Egyptian culture ? - Where is mostly celebrated in Egypt ? and Why ?

Pre-reading (3-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

- Give out the Halloween article, let Ss read it quickly individually, then ask them for gist questions that would be written on the board: ex: Read the article and choose which title could fit the best : a) Halloween Basic's b) The Day of the Dead c) How and When Halloween was celebrated? - Ss check answers together, = and then the whole class feedback - Peer correction, if necessary

While-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through questions for details

- Ss will be divided in pairs, Ss are given instructions about the detailed reading activity - Ss will be asked to check answers together - T will elicit from the students about their last Halloween experience - Ss will go to the board and write the answers. - Peer correction if necessary

While-Reading (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

- Set Ss in two large groups, ask them to underline all the vocabulary words mentioned at the beginning of the lesson. - T will drill the words, Ss repeat - T checks the meaning of words by asking student questions - T will ask Ss a couple of true or false questions for CCQ's on the board: 1. Halloween celebrated in all counties T/F 2. Most People don't have fun on Halloween T/F 3. Costumes are worn every day. T/F - Peer correction

Post-Reading/Listening/Speaking (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

- Pair Ss in larger groups, ask students to refer to the text using all the vocabulary words. - Hand out large A3 paper, colors, scissors and ask them to design a Halloween invitation card using at least 5 vocabulary words. - Each group will present to the other group. - Announce a prize for the group who will add new words.

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