Gizem Akdemir Gizem Akdemir

Animal Rights
Elementary&Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, students will be discussing the problems which animals face through reading a text based on activists and their charges about a circus. The lesson is going to start with warm-up questions which aim at encouraging the students to talk about what they have already known about animal rights.Reading activity will be followed by after reading tasks like discussion and true-false questions. Besides, there will be an optional smartboard game that covers the vocabulary they need to revise. As a production stage, the students will be asked to create a slogan regarding animals rights and illustrate the poster template accordingly.


Abc Handout
Abc poster templates with colored pencils and crayons
Abc powerpoint
Abc a bell (for popcorn reading activity)
Abc smartboard game

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about animals rights in the context of mistreatment and cruelty to animals in circuses

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a presentation in the context of animal rights
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a presentation in the context of animal rights


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

Teacher introduces herself and shows a few photos for encouraging students to think of the target topic. The teacher asks them to find the common point of the photos presented and lead them to discuss the main problems that animals face.

Pre-Reading/Listening (2-3 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Before getting the students read the text in detail, the teacher asks them to skim it and find the correct title among the given options.

While-Reading (7-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

The teacher asks Ss doing popcorn reading. Before using the stated technique, as teacher will give them some time to skim the text, the students will feel more comfortable while reading aloud. The teacher picks the students and uses a bell for each time she asks the previous student pause reading. During the reading aloud activity, the teacher might help clarifying the text and ask questions for ensuring the comprehension

Post-Reading/Listening (7-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

After reading the text, the Teacher asks the written questions for a better understanding. It's going to be a whole-class discussion so that the T will get them involved and get the opportunity for a better observation atmosphere. This after reading task will be followed by an individual activity with "true-false" questions.

Output Stage (5-7 minutes) • encouraging the students to produce the language withing the context

The teacher groups the students and handouts colored paper sheets with required materials for preparing a poster. She asks them to find a slogan about one of the animals' problems and illustrate the poster accordingly. The teacher will observe them and make error corrections if it is required. The volunteered groups will present their poster.

Optional Activity (5-6 minutes) • Revision of the target vocabulary and differentiation of antonyms&synonyms through a smarboard game

If time allows, the teacher will ask the Ss come to the board and participate the vocabulary game. This smartboard game covers some of the adjectives and words which Ss might have already learned and also it targets getting the Ss differentiate some of the antonyms and synonyms.

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