Reading - From slates to iPads
To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about language learning in the context of technology.
To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of language learning.
Procedure (40-54 minutes)
The teacher will show pictures of three different classrooms. The first one is from the past, the second one is from now, and the last one is from the future. Then, the teacher will ask some questions about the pictures to elicit ideas for differences between these classrooms from the students.
The teacher will elicit and drill the following words and phrases, and show their M, F and P on WB by using images and showing their stress: slate, pupil, strokes of the cane, cassette, replace, disappear. These words will be shown because they may cause problems for the students to read the text.
The teacher will give the handout to the students. The students will discuss the questions on Exercise 1 in pairs. The teacher will not share his opinions about the education system.
First, the students will read the questions so they will know what they need to look for. Then, the teacher will ask the students to read the article about language learning quickly to find what things are mentioned. When reading, the students will underline the part of the text that mentions each thing. After that, the students will check the answers in pairs. Finally, their answers will be checked altogether with the teacher. The teacher will get the correct answers from the students and write them on WB.
First, the students will read the questions in Exercise 2 so they will get an idea about what to do. Then, the students will read the article again. This time, the students will read the article in a detailed manner. After that, the students will match the sentence halves in Exercise 3 in pairs. Finally, their answers will be checked altogether with the teacher. The teacher will get the correct answers from the students and write them on WB.
The teacher will ask several questions about both the article and their experiences in language learning to the students. The teacher will listen to the students carefully and focus on their mistakes for the feedback and DEC stage.
The teacher will correct the students' mistakes. The teacher will not reveal any names. The mistakes will be corrected by using WB. For example, if a student says "People start using audio cassettes 50 years ago." during a stage, the teacher will write two sentences like "People start using audio cassettes 50 years ago." and "People started using audio cassettes 50 years ago." on WB and ask the students to find the correct sentence.