Reading Lesson- Halloween (Demo)
Intermediate Level, Grade 4 level

Description

In this lesson, students will learn more vocabulary words used in the reading text about Halloween. The lesson starts with a minimal discussion about Halloween festivities in Egypt vs. abroad. This is followed by a controlled practice exercise through true or false questions then, peer correction and finally free practice via designing and presenting a Halloween invitation card to the neighboring class.

Materials

Abc PowerPoint Slide
Abc Halloween Article
Abc Answer the questions Handout
Abc True or False handout
Abc A3 paper and Markers

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, detailed and scan practice using a text about Halloween

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide product in writing invitation card to the neighboring class
  • To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in a speaking about previous Haloween costumes and forms of festivities.

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (2-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Use the powerpoint slide with variety of theme picture about Halloween to draw student's attention . - Ask Ss some questions if they ever celebrated Halloween. If yes, - what did they dress like? - what was their favorite costume ? - why do people wear costumes ? - What do people usually eat or give away during Halloween ? - Do we celebrate Halloween in the Egyptian culture ? - Where is mostly celebrated in Egypt ? and Why ?

Pre-Reading/Listening (3-0 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

- Give out the Halloween article, let Ss read it quickly individually, then ask them for gist questions that would be written on the board: ex: Read the article and choose which title could fit the best : a) Halloween Celebrations in the past b) The day of the dead c) Halloween’s Basics - Ss check answers together, and then the whole class feedback - Peer correction, if necessary

While-Reading/ controlled practice #1 (5-0 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

- Ss will be divided in pairs, Ss are given instructions on solving the true or false handout - Ss will be asked to check answers together -T feedback

While-Reading/ Semi-Controlled #2 (5-0 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

- Set Ss in two large groups, ask them to answer the questions in the handout - Peer correction, T feed back

Post-Reading/Free Practice (5-0 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

- In Large groups, Ss will use the large A3 paper, colors, scissors and design their very own Halloween invitation card to the neighboring class. - Ss will be asked to use any 5 words from the article in complete sentences. - Each group will present their card to the class - Whole class feedback - Announce the winner and give prizes

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