TP 3 Shakespeare's Tragic Families
The main aim in this lesson is to teach the singular and plural uses of the possessive - 's and s' - and to clarify its function in speech.
The subsidiary aim of this lesson it to help the students accurately and fluently use the possessive in speech.
Procedure (42-59 minutes)
Students will use detailed reading of the text HO on page 31 to introduce the topic of the possessive, and to understand family relations (connected to previous lesson). They will read the 5 short texts in groups of 5 (ideally) or less to warm up. I will monitor and give feedback
Ss will read the text in exercise 2 of the Handbook, page 31, to detect the misuse of the possessive. They will work in 2-3 groups (depending on number) whilst I monitor and give feedback.
I will put the basic grammar of the possessive - 's and s' - on the WB and students will work in pairs to write their own examples. I will use the examples from the texts - King Lear's daughters, et cetera - on page 31 of the Global Elementary Handbook.
Ss will work in pairs to pose and answer questions in pairs from Exercise 1 on page 31 of the handbook. 5 examples are given, such as "Who is Cordelia's Father" et cetera, to be answered. I will monitor and give feedback.
Page 141 of the Workbook. Working in pairs, the Ss will correct the 6 sentences given - the teacher of my son becomes "my son's teacher" et cetera, and will write them on the WB.
I will use the WB to teach the irregular forms of the possessive, from page 140 of the Workbook. Students will work in pairs to each come up with 2 examples of their own.
Using exercise 3 in the Handbook, page 31, students will use the possessive to describe members of their own families with a partner. Might change the partner set up for this, to get different students talking.
I will have the students stand and mingle, using my gap fill handout to encourage them to speak to each other and use the possessive, based upon my Gap Fill handout. They will talk to each other about the photos and make up 2 sentences that connect to or expand the characters depicted in the pictures. I will mingle and join different conversations to monitor.