M Moorthi M Moorthi

Copy of Superheroes: The Real Spiderman
Intermediate B1 - B2 level


In this lesson, SS will practice using their receptive skill of reading by skimming the text for gist and scanning the text for details about The Real Spider-Man that his skills like that of a superhero. SS will be exposed to Spider-Man and its creator Stan Lee in a previous lesson. Which links to their productive skills because they will be creating and writing a story about their own superhero. In addition, SS will share their (speaking) story with other SS and deciding which group has the best superhero.


Main Aims

  • Reading Skills: To provide SS with a pre-reading task to scan the text for the gist. Next, SS will skim read the text again for details in the while reading task in order to prepare SS for the post activity writing and speaking.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Productive skills: To provide speaking and writing practice for SS in order to prepare them for their creation of their superhero. Afterwards, SS will share their (speaking) story with other groups and decide which group created the best superhero.


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T will show a few pictures to activate and engage SS. Next, T will do a word scramble activity on the WB to elicit and pre-teach vocabulary MFP. T will instruct SS on how to play the game and how much time (90 seconds). ICQ's What are you doing? How do you play? How much time? Word stress on coma, rope, equipment and skyscraper

Pre-Reading/Listening (6-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T will instruct SS to scan the text for general information and answer questions a-e, (3 minutes). (PW) check their answers with the answer key.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

T will instruct SS to skim the text again for details and answer questions 1-6. Next, (PW) share their answers. T will have the answers posted up outside for SS to check. CCQ"s Does he climb buildings? Does he climb without protection?

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

T will introduce a new activity, name that super hero. T will have a list of super hero names (eg. Hulk, Spiderman, Batman...etc.), T will nominate one student at a time to come up and use word clues to elicit their peers answers. Once a few names are up, T will do CCQ's about the character so SS will know the characteristics of a super hero ( super power/super strength/speed, can fly, x-ray vision...etc.)

Post-Reading/Listening 2 (10-12 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

T will put SS into (GW), each group will create their own superhero using the terminology from unit. Each group will have 7 minutes to write 4-5 sentences that will best describe their superhero. Next, the Teacher will pair a member of each group with another. Each (GW) will decide who has the best superhero.

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