Why do we like art? (Reading
Level 1 level
To provide inference and gist reading practice using a text about Why is the Mona Lisa famous?/Picasso's Portrait in the context of Art
To provide clarification and practice of Synonyms in the context of Art
Procedure (68-90 minutes)
In order for the teacher to grab the attention of the students, the teacher shows the students some pictures of popular pieces of art and tries to elicit information about them such as: the artist, and anything they might know about them. The teacher might put the students in groups to discuss and try to figure out as much as they can about the pictures.
The teacher tries to elicit some of the vocabulary that the students might need while reading. The teacher gives the context/meaning of each word, and when any students finds the word, the teacher writes it down on the board. Then, the teacher asks some CCQs about each word to make sure if the students understand or not. After that, he asks the students about the part of speech of the word.The teacher models and drills the word.
The teacher shows the students which text they are going to read, then highlights the first task (skimming for gist). After that, the teacher tells the students to read the text silently and individually and gives them a time limit (2 minutes).After the students finish reading, the teacher puts them in pairs to check the answers with each other.Finally, the teacher gives a whole class feedback.
The teacher tells the students that they are going to read the text one more time, a little more closely (the teacher gives them a sufficient time) to try to find the answers of the following exercise which is more challenging (inference). After the students finish reading, the teacher puts them in groups to discuss their answers. The teacher monitors the students while they are trying to find the answers and offers help if necessary and also takes some notes for the whole class feedback.
The teacher puts the students in groups and asks them to discuss these questions with each other: What is your favourite kind of art? and why? : Who is your favourite artist? and why? What is your favourite piece of art?and why? The teacher monitors the students closely while performing the activity and offers help if necessary. After the students finish their discussion, the teacher gives feedback on both the content and the performance of the students.