Sara Sara

Receptive Skill - Reading lesson. Tp1
Elementary students level


In this lesson,LS will develop their skills of reading for gist and specific information in the context of a fascinating festivals.The lesson starts with presenting some pictures on the board and let them have a discussion.This is followed by reading a text to come up with the general idea about the text. Finally there is controlled practice through "match the photos.." and freer practice by writing their opinions on which festival they would prefer to go.


Abc handouts from "New English File book "elementary students
Abc pictures
Abc match the photos.

Main Aims

  • To provide practice in reading for gist and specific information in the context of fascinating festivals.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice the vocabulary of blocking words in the context.


Warmer/Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and generate interest in the topic of the lesson.

Present some pictures and put them on the board. Ask Ss to work in pairs,discuss what can they see and what are the connections between these pictures,and if they know any familiar information about this topic. Try to provide CCQs in order to keep students attentions. ( Are you going to read questions or see pictures from the board ? Is it one picture or more than one ?) ,etc. Get the feedback to introduce the theme of the topic,and support them to predict what are they going to read.

Pre-Reading (10-15 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

1- Set up the context of the reading and establish the genre of the text by making Q&A to predict what will the topic about. 2-Pre-teach vocabulary that might be misunderstood by students;for example "take place",by providing other words that have similar meaning "happens" and elicit from them the exact word.The same process with vocabulary like"take part,last for". 3-Then I will try to teach the pronunciation of the blocking vocabulary and have the students them. 4-Finally tell the students that they are going to read a text based on what we have been talking about.So they will understand the purpose of the next stage.

While-Reading #1 (5-6 minutes) • To practice Skimming in the context of the reading text.

1- In the first reading,I will tell Ss to read the text quickly focusing on the major themes rather than read in details. 2- Then associate with an activity "match the photo with the festival. 3- Let the Ss compare their answers with their partner.

While-Reading #2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed,and to practice scanning in the context.

1- In the second reading,Ss will read the text again with a little bit time in order to answer more specific questions. 2- I will give them a piece of paper to each student with questions about the festivals; "Where is it?, When is it ? , What do people throw? Which festival would you like to go", 3- Ss will work in pairs and discuss with each others.

Post-Reading (5-6 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

1- After that it will be a"Follow up speaking discussion. 2- In this stage i will have the students to stand up and discuss in group what they have learnt in today s lesson.

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