UTOPIA Demo Lesson
Upper Intermediate level
To provide product writing practice of a Creative Story in the context of imaginary objects
To provide fluency speaking practice in a Conversation in the context of discussing objects and story plot
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
Students will be introduced to an Imaginary world as they step onto a rug/ parachute, a bag will be used to create an imaginary place where objects are found. Ss will observe the teacher pulling an "energy ball" from the bag first being used to pass "energy" around - This will create an understanding of magic and imagination.
Teacher Reaches into the bag and pulls 3 objects out and uses them to make a story which is told to the Ss vocally. Ss in Pairs then pull out their objects and write them on paper, Ss then discuss their objects together and write down ideas for a story. Monitor and support with language.
Ss then create a list of useful words for their story Ss then check with their friends and exchange extra words Ss then write how we start a story on the board / large paper
Ss the discuss with their partner how the story will start and discuss their story ideas. Ss will then write their story in pairs Ss then swap their stories with other pairs for peer error correction. Ss then present their stories to the group. Teacher monitors and records errors
Following monitoring WG: Any errors are fed back offering peer review change and check Session ends