Mohammad Abedi. 1/08/2019. Vocabulary and Reading.
To provide clarification of Crime and punishment words in the reading text on page 110 in the context of The harsh world of 18-century justice with an activity to convey the bold words in the text.
To provide scan reading practice using a text about Crime and Punishmet words in the context of the harsh world of 18-century justice and a famous criminal from the 18-century on page 110 with an activity to introduce some new vocabulary about crime and punishment.
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
Play a short video which might be around 1-3 minutes to set the context which is about the harsh world of 18-century justice and after finishing the video they will discuss it in pairs. Then I will ask them to share their opinions of the video in class and I write their some of their opinions on the board. Afterwars, I will have some CCQs to make sure they get the context. Such as: Is it about the past? is it talking about crimes? what about punishments?
I will have some handouts which are related to bold words in the text with their meanings as an activity that they have to match the words with their meanings. After that I will tell each group to check other group answers while doing this activity, I will be monitoring them. We will definitely have drilling and stress on each word separately. Then I will write two questions on the board which are on page 110 and ask them to investigate the questions in class altogether.
Then it is time to distribute those handouts which are copies of page 110 (Cutting Edge students' book) and ask them to fold the paper ( because I want them to have their whole concentration on the first text) and read the first text in 3 minutes individually (I will tell them that it's not necessary to understand all words in the text). The next step, I will tell them to answer the questions in pairs and then I will tell a pair to ask other pair one of the questions and the other pair has to answer them. While they are doing this, I will be monitoring them for sure.
I am going to stick some handouts to the board which are new vocabulary with their meanings but they are not in order besides, I will put them into two groups because I want this activity be a compitition, Then I will tell " If any groups find the best pair, they will put them in their colum on the board " and then let's see who the winner is. On the other side, I will write those pairs in the correct category on the ther side of the boards. I will monitor them while they are discussing the words and their meanings.
According to those handouts which I will give them in pre-reading that include all new words in both texts, I will ask them to read the second text quickly and then fill the gaps with those words in pairs. I will never forget monitoring while they are doing this exercise. As the last step, I will ask some question to ensure that everything is fine. Such as; take turns to remember facts about the text and some personalized questions like those questions which are on page 110 of Cutting Edge students' book, such as; Do you know any celebrity criminals? what did he/she do?....