To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about children take risks in the context of family issues.
To provide fluency speaking practice in a role-play in the context of a TV reporter and parents.
Procedure (28-42 minutes)
I will write the title on the board and show them two pictures of a kid climbing a small hill and a boy sitting on a swing playing quietly. Ask them " who is having more fun?" " Did your parents let you do risky things?" "when you have kids are you going to be an over-protective parent or a relaxed one?
I am going to pre-teach the vocabulary that they might be a little challenging for some of the students such as chronic, adolescent, eliminated, and sedentary. I will explain the differences by showing them some numbered pictures on the board and give them a sheet of paper with the definitions and in pairs they should match the picture with the definition. Then give them the feedback.
The Ss will read for gist. I will ask them two general questions and I will let them read the text in one minute and answer the questions. I will demonstrate the skim reading for them. I will show them the questions on the power point: 1) What is the main idea of the text? 2) What is the text type? Is it social, scientific, or economic?
The Ss will do scan reading. I will show them five questions. They should read quickly to find specific information. I will demonstrate the scan reading to show them how they are going to do the task. I will give them two minutes. I will ask them : 1) Why "risky play" is useful? 2) What is the percentage of the children who went to school alone in 1970? 3) What is the effect of a sedentary lifestyle for the kids? 4) What Trembly opinion about playing unsupervised for the kids? 5) What are Trembly's suggestions for the parents?
there is a speaking activity. I will divide the class into three groups. One student in each group will be a TV reporter and the other two students will be the parents. The reporter should ask them about their opinions about letting the kids try risky situations and listen to their suggestions.