Superstitions around the world
By the end of the lesson Ss will have practiced skimming and reading for deeper comprehension in the context of “Superstitions around the world”
By the end of the lesson Ss will have practiced speaking in the context of “Superstitions around the world”
Procedure (34-46 minutes)
Using a mind map with a blank center T is to elicit the theme of the lesson, by gradually adding pictures around the bubble. T is to get Ss to brainstorm. T is to ask Ss afterwards what’s other superstitions they know.
T is to show Ss the list of real and made up superstitions and ask them to decide in pairs which ones are real.
Ss are given a paragraph each and they are to match the headlines from a previous task to their paragraph.
T is to give Ss a paragraph containing a superstition each and tell them that they will need to retell the paragraph to their group after they read. Ss are given 3-5 minutes to read the paragraph and then they take turns retelling the paragraph to each other. After all Ss have finished reading their paragraphs and before they retell, T is to tell Ss: “After Osman tells us about the superstition he has read about, I want you to decide if this superstition is very believable (green card), hard to believe (red card) or somewhat believable (yellow card). And in the end we will pick the most and the least believable superstition”
T: “If you could make any superstition, what would it be about? Think for a minute and share with a partner” PW