Father Knows Less Listening Plan
To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about the book "Father Knows Less."
To provide fluency speaking practice in a debate in the context of questions from the book "Father Knows Less."
Procedure (34-45 minutes)
-Tell ss that they will be shown a short video, which is an advertisement. Tell them to think about what the video is advertising while watching. -Play video. -Ask ss: What was the video an ad for? (A book) Who was in the video? (People, adults, children) What were the children doing? (Asking questions) Did the men have the answers? (No, sometimes)] What was the name of the book? (Father Knows Less) -Explain quickly that the book was written by a father whose son had asked him many questions he did not have the answers to, and that today's lesson will be about some of these questions.
-Tell ss that there are a few words that they will need to know for the next tasks. -Pre-teach the following words using ECDW: ideology, erupt, survive, amazed, colonel, jellyfish
-Ask students if they remember the video. What do they think the listening will be about? (The book). (Quick prediction task) -Hand out hand-out. Have students read the questions. Then tell them that they will listen to the track and, by themselves, number the questions in the order they hear them. -ICQ: Are you numbering the questions or putting a check? -Play track and monitor. -Have ss check their answers with their partner. -Provide quick FB if needed or any mistakes were noticed while monitoring. (Depends on size of class)
-Have ss come up with their own ideas for what the answers might be in pairs. -Monitor and provide any feedback. -Play track and have students check if their answers were correct.
-Hand out the gap-fill hand-out, and tell the students to write down the correct answers as they hear them. -Play the track, monitor, and when it's finished, have ss check their answers with a partner. -Using any points from monitoring, give FB to the task.
-Split the class into two groups. Ask the ss if they remember the other questions from the video. Explain that they are going to play a game. The teacher will act as moderator and ask some of the other questions from the book, "Father Knows Less." The groups will receive the questions one at a time, and have 30 seconds to come up with an answer. Then, they will give their answer, and the other group will have to decide if the answer is a good answer or not. Then the roles will be reversed. -Play game, pick up points/mistakes made during the game and make note of them.
-Go over any mistakes/problems noticed during the final activity. -End class.