Teaching Practice 6
To provide Ss practice in reading for specific information and detail in the context of the kitchen.
To provide ss practice in speaking for fluency.
Procedure (26-45 minutes)
T sets the context on a kitchen. Instruction: Close your eyes and think of your kitchen at home. Who is in it? What's happening? What are you doing? What can you smell? Ss share their feelings with their partners. W/c FB takes place.
T gives HO1 and asks ss to read the introduction part of the reading text and answer the questions. Instruction: Read the text quickly and answer the questions. You have 2 minutes for this activity. ICQ: Are you reading quickly or slowly? 1-Do you agree that the kitchen is the heart of the home? 2-Is it where your family get together? Ss work individually. Ss share their ideas with their partners. W/c FB takes place.
T introduces the characters of the reading text and sticks their pictures on the whiteboard. T gives reading texts (HO2) to the ss as a,b,c and asks them to read the text quickly and answer the question. This is reading for gist. Instruction: Read the text quickly and answer the question: Is the kitchen the heart of the home for Elizabeth, Santina, Lakshmamma? You have 4 minutes for this activity. ICQ: Are you reading quickly or slowly? Are you reading together or individually? Ss read the text individually. Ss share their ideas with their partners but there are three different texts so A shares with A, B with B and C with C. W/c FB takes place.
T gives a specific reading task. (HO3) Instruction: Read the text again and answer the questions. You have 6 minutes for this activity. Questions: 1-What does she do? 2-Where does her husband do? 3-Where does she live? 4-What's her house like? 5-How does she feel about her kitchen? 6-Is her life easy or difficult? 7-What does her family eat? 8-Does she seem to be happy? 9-What do you think she worries about? T gives HO3 to the ss. Ss work individually for this task. They check their answers with their partners. A with A, B with B, C with C. Then A, B, C come together and compare their ideas with their groups. W/c FB takes place.
T gives HO4 to the students. T asks ss to read the text again find who may say those sentences: "I can never decide where to go swimming, I live my life tune with nature, I'd love to have a new kitchen, If anyone wants me, I'm weeding and watering, We have found you a very nice girl. Why won't you marry her?" Instruction: Read the text again and find which person may say these sentences. You have 5 minutes for this activity. Ss work in groups for this activity. Ss check their answers with their partners. W/c FB takes place. T asks why students think like this and elicit answers from them.
T gives a speaking activity which includes some detailed questions about the kitchen. (HO5) Instruction: read the questions and talk about your kitchen. you have 5 minutes for this activity. ICQ: Are you working together or individually for this activity? How many minutes you have? Ss work together for this activity and share their opinions. Questions: 1- What food do you remember when somebody says home? 2- What is your kitchen like? 3- What’s your favourite thing in it? 4- What’s in your fridge? 5- How often do you sit down and eat together as a family? 6- What can you see from your kitchen windows W/c FB takes place.