Majid Safdari Majid Safdari

Teaching Reading

Description

In this lesson, students are going to read about the job opportunities available for expatriates in different countries. First, they are going to have a discussion about careers and countries in order to be engaged in the topic followed by a pre reading task focusing on anticipated new words. Secondly, students do three tasks in the while-reading task: finding the topic sentences, True False sentences, and a comprehension check task. Finally, there will be a personalized discussion task at the end.

Materials

Abc Vocab handout

Main Aims

  • To provide scan reading practice using a text about Moving Abroad in the context of Career opportunities of expatriates in different counties and parts of the world
  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about Move Abroad in the context of Career opportunities of expatriates in different counties and parts of the world

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of working abroad
  • To provide clarification of Vocabulary related to working abroad

Procedure

Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To activate Ss' existing knowledge of the topic

- Ss will see a picture related to topic on the board - Ss will be asked to talk about two questions in pairs in order to be engaged in the topic - Ss will share their opinions with the class

Prediction Task (2-3 minutes) • To encourage Ss to think about the content of the topic

- Ss see the title of the reading passage they are going to read - The teacher asks them to predict what they are going to read - Ss share their thoughts with the class

Pre teach vocabulary (13-15 minutes) • To unblock key vocab needed to help students complete the reading task

-Ss do a a vocab gap filling task - They check their answers in a pair work - The teacher monitors to detect fast finishers and to make sure they are on the task - Teacher notes any problems - Ss read their answers and finally the teacher shows the answer key on the board

While-reading #1 (5 minutes) • To encourage students for general understanding and get an overview of the text

- Students are given the first sentences of each paragraph - The paragraphs are stuck on different parts of the wall in the classroom - They should stand up and try to match the sentences in groups - The group that finishes first is the winner - Students only have five minutes to do this as it is a skimming task - The teacher shows the answer key on the board

While-reading #2 (10-15 minutes) • To practice scanning for specific information

- Ss work individually to find out which sentence is correct and which one is false. They correct the false ones. - They check their answers in new pairs - The questions are projected on the board - Ss raise their hands and say if a sentences is correct or incorrect. If others disagree they should justify their answers and say which part of the text helped them find the answer. - Teacher might give extra time if Ss disagree on an answer to read the text more and justify their answers - Finally, the teacher shows the answer key on the board

While-reading #3 (10-15 minutes) • To practice reading for detailed comprehension and understanding of the text in depth

- Ss now have some questions to answer completely - The teacher monitors - Ss will check their answers in groups - Ss will share their answers with the class and they say which part of the text helped them answer the question and they should justify their answer if there is a disagreement - The teacher projects the answer on the board

Post reading (10-15 minutes) • To develop oral fluency by providing an opportunity to react to the text and personalize the topic

- Ss have the opportunity to have a personalized discussion - Ss discuss the questions the teacher gives them in groups - The teacher monitors to take note of any mistakes and avoid some Ss using L1 - Ss will share their answer with the class

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