Mehmet Mehmet

Teaching Practice 7
Elementary level


In this lesson, students read about a video game designer called Shigeru Miyamoto. The lesson starts with a discussion about video games. Students read the text for gist and in detail. As a production activity, students are given a character card of Steve jobs and carry out an interview.


Abc Powerpoint by the teacher
Abc Hand-outs
Abc Coursebook

Main Aims

  • To provide students with practice in reading for gist and details in the context of video games.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide students with practice in speaking for fluency.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Start the lesson by asking students remember about Google to links the lessons. Elicit some answers and ask students 'do you play video games'. Get answers from all students and put students playing video games in the same group (pair) and students not playing them in the same group (pair). Deliver the handout1 to each group (partner) accordingly to work in groups (pairs). Give students two minutes to share their ideas with their group members (partners). Whole class feedback takes place. Get some ideas from different students

Pre-Reading (5-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Pre-teach some vocabulary items which help students to understand the text better. Display the visuals on the presentation and clarify the meaning with ccqs and giving an antonym of the words (villain and hero). Show the form on the WB and use them in the sentences to highlight language models. Drill them chorally and individually. Follow these stages for every item.

While-Reading #1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

Display the handout2 on the WB and ask students to match the headings with the paragraphs. Instructions: There are seven paragraphs and seven headings. Match the headings with the paragraphs. Model the first one as an example and use gestures to make sure that students match them. Students work individually for four minutes. Monitor genuinely and help as necessary. Students check their answers with their partners. Whole-class check Students' nomination of each other. Show the answer key on the WB.

While-Reading #2 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Show the handout3 on the WB and ask students to read the text again and answer the questions. Instruction: Read it again and answer these question. Underline your answer. Work alone. You have five minutes. Model underlining on the WB to make sure students do it. Deliver the handout3 and tell students to answer questions. Students work alone for five minutes Monitor carefully and help as necessary. Student check their answers in pairs. Whole class feedback takes place. Nominate students to give the answers and come to the board and underline the answers.

Post-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Show the handout4 and handout5 on the WB and ask students to answer questions. Instructions: Imagine that you are Steve Jobs and here is some information about your life. Answer these questions (the handout5). Write full sentences. Model the instructions by doing the first one as an example. (What is you job? My job is a CEO/founder) Students work individually for four minutes. Students check their answers in pairs. Divide students into As and Bs. As are Steve Jobs and Bs are the interviewer. Write it on the WB. The Interviewer asks these questions and Steve Jobs answers them. Students swap their roles. Monitor genuinely and take notes on students' good use of language and mistakes. Have some partners to act it in front of the class Give other students the task of compare and check their answers while listening/watching. Provide delayed feedback. If time, ask students to talk about their favorite video games and technological devices and why? If time, ask students which one is more interesting, Shigeru Miyamoto or Steve Jobs.

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