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Assignment 3: Reading


In this lesson, Ss will focus on receptive skills of reading and sub skills such as skimming and scanning. I'll start the lesson with a brainstorming activity around the phrase " children and risky play". After that, four key words will be written on the board and discussed with Ss throught various examples. The words are "motto, sternly, hovering, and resilience". This is followed by two receptive skills activities designed for the purpose of reading for gist and for detail. Afterwords, the ss will engage in a productive skills activity (Speaking activity) as a free practice.


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Main Aims

  • Ss will practice reading for gist and reading for detail.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Ss will be able to compare risky play in Tunisia to the text.
  • Ss will discuss how childre entertain themselves in Tunisia in 2018.


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

The teacher will start the lesson with a brainstorming activity by drawing a spidergram around the phrase "Children and risky play".

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

The teacher pre-teaches the words "motto, sternly, hovering, and resilience" through sentences containing them. the Ss will be given a handout and present the vocab in a "I know, I don't know" activity. Ss will have to decide on their own whether or not they know the meanings of the mentioned vocabularies and put them in the appropriate column. The teacher puts ss into small groups and asks them to help each other with the new words. The teacher checkc the meaning of the words with the whole class afterwards.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

The teacher presents the students with a picture and the title of the text, and asks them to make predictions about the topic of the text.

Controlled Practice- Receptive skills (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

The ss will be asked to read the text in 2 minutes and then answer the following two questions individually in 60 seconds: 1. Tick the statement that you think best describes the text: a. Risky games may contribute to self-esteem, self-regulation and better psychological health. b. Children with risk deficit disorder may be more likely to meet a stranger in the comfort of their home. c. Luisa Dillner rejects Tremblay's passionate views that risky play leads to better psychological health 2. Does Tremblay encourage a sedentary lifestyle? The teacher will ask ICQs: "Are you going to work alone or in groups?" and "For how long are you going to work on this activity?" The teacher and the students will discuss the answers with the whole class.

Controlled Practice- Receptive skills (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

The ss will be handed a sheet containing the followin five questions: 1. What are the odds of abduction by a stranger in Canada? 2. What is the average of injuries reported by the Ottawa studt reports? 3. Are children safer at home? 4. Did the number of children going to school unaccompanied increase in 2010? 5. Are kids who attempt dangerous play are more likely to take risks related to sex and drugs later in life? The teacher will ask the students to read these questions in thirty seconds. The students will have 4 minutes to read the text again looking for the specific information present in the questions, and provide short answers (one or two words). An answer key will be provided by the teacher.

Free Practice- Productive skills (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

After skimming and scanning the text, the Ss will be asked about their own thoughts regarding risky play. Children in Tunisia have changed the way they entertain themselves through the past 20/30 years. Ss will be asked to discuss this statement in relation to risky play outdoors or using the internet.

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