Sports history, Reading
Intermediate, Grade 9 level
To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about sports history in the context of the history of basketball and tennis
To provide clarification of some new words in the context of the history of basketball and tennis
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
SS are shown a picture of spectators in a stadium and are asked to discuss this picture in pairs. They are given some provocative questions like; where are they? who are they? What are they doing? Then get the feedback from them.
Draw SS attention to ex. 1 and let them read the 2 questions and discuss them in pairs. Then, put them in an open discussion and ask them some follow up questions to keep the conversation on. e.g. Where do you watch/play it? Who plays/watches with you? Do you think these sports had the same rules? etc.
1- Ask SS to read and find out if their answers to exercise 1 were the same or not. 2- Tell them to discuss them in pairs. 3- Focus SS' attention on exercise 3. Tell them to read the article again and guess the meaning of the words in red. 4- Tell them to match the words to the definitions in exercise 3. 5- Tell SS to check their answers in pairs. 6- Give SS answer sheets.
1- Divide the class into groups of five. 2- Focus SS attention on exercise 4. 3- Tell them that they will read the text carefully for the third time and pay attention to the details. 4- Let each SS in the group answer a question. 5- Get the SS with the same questions from different groups to gather and discuss their answers together in a new group. 6- Let the SS to go back to their main groups and discuss the whole five questions. 7- Get the feedback in an open discussion.
1- Discuss with the SS extra details from the text. 2- Ask them critical thinking questions; like: - Do you think more sports will be invented in the future? - Have you got any ideas for new sports?