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Demo Lesson: All Summer in a Day
Upper-Intermediate level


Abc Short Story "All Summer in a Day" Handout
Abc Vocabulary Pictures
Abc Short Story "All Summer in a Day" Video
Abc Questions Handout

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, students will have comprehended and analyzed the short story "All Summer in a Day"

Subsidiary Aims

  • • By the end of the lesson, students will have had a chance to practice speaking for fluency through predicting how Margot would react to what had happened to her.


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- Play the "Hang Man game" on the title of the story: "All Summer in a Day". - Ask the students "How can the weather affect people's moods?" and get their responses.

Pre-teach Vocabulary (7-8 minutes) • To prevent Ls blocking on unknown vocabulary in the questions or answers

- Show the pictures (on the laptop/on printed copies) one by one. Elicit: resent, frail, savor and lock. Ask CCQs, drill and write each on on the board. After that, elicit the stress and then the form (part of speech).

Pre-Reading (9-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

- Draw a spidergram on the board including: the genre, the setting, the conflict, the characters, the theme and the plot. - Tell the SS that they will watch a video about "All Summer in a Day" to find out the elements that are written on the board. - After watching the video, ask the students to write each finding on the board.

While-Reading (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

- Ask the SS to read the story carefully to answer the questions in the HO (Ask them to read the questions first) - Monitor the SS carefully while the read. - After they finish, ask them to check their answers in pairs. - After that, pass out the model answer.

Post-Reading (5-6 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

- Divide the class into pair/groups (according to the number of students). - Tell the students that Margot missed watching the sun. In pairs/groups, ask The SS to discuss how Margot would react to what happened to her. - Monitor them carefully. - After they finish, provide content feedback by asking about their expectations.

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