TP 7 LESSON PLAN
To provide a jigsaw reading for specific and detailed information in the context of historical moments 'giant leaps for mankind'.
To provide a semi-controlled speaking activity on the four big moments mentioned in the texts.
Procedure (41-51 minutes)
- Project a famous quote (by Neil Armstrong) on the board: 'One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.' and ask students to whom this quote belongs and their comments on that. - Ask Ss to think of some other historical moments like that.
- Give a handout to each student to match the words to their definitions. - Pair work and check. - Project the feedback on the board with some related pictures but without the words and have the answers from the class. - Elicit the form from the Ss and drill if needed.
- Separate Ss into two groups (to be named) and tell each group will read a different text. - Pointing at the questions, tell the Ss to read them at first and then scan the texts to find the answers. - Peer check and ask them to find the feedback posted under their desks. - Later on, pair the students from another group and have them tell each other what they have read and take note. - Nominate Ss to summarize their partner's text to the class.
- Have the Ss get back to their seats in her/his own group. - Pointing at the questions, tell the Ss to have a look at the questions at first and then read the text to find the answers. Working/checking the answers in pairs. - Then, pair each student from another group again and have them ask the questions each other. - Post the feedback on the walls around the classroom.
- Point at the questions on the handout and have the Ss ask-answer in pair. - Elicit Ss' answers and have a brief discussion.
- Have the Ss discuss about what they would like to invent and why.