TP 5 Reading
Students will have a set of cards with a story line they need to connect. They need to read and link.
I will go over the past perfect and past simple with the students, to make sure they grasp the idea of it.
Procedure (33-50 minutes)
I will start with a small introduction of myself, try to remember the name of the students I met in this class. Then, I will have 3 different sentences on the board and they will have to tell me what tense they are.
I will give the students a grammar sheet handout with a set of rules and examples of what past simple, past continuous and past perfect is. I will then set the context of the story for the students, discuss it a bit, go over any potential vocabulary they might struggle with.
I will let the students take a look at the scattered cards to have a general idea of what the story might be. Discuss it with their peers.
On the white board, the flash cards will be attached. In groups of 2-3 depending on the number of students, they will be given 10 - 15 minutes to put together the story and add the extra information cards to it. They will then go around the other groups and see how the others did it.
CCQs about the context. 1) What type (genre) of story is it? Mystery, adventure, maybe even drama 2) When does it take place? Past 3) Do we have an ending to it? No 4) How does Ralph feel? Confused, lost 5) Do you think he is guilty? well, it's up to the students to figure out an ending!
In groups, I will let them brainstorm to figure out an ending. Discuss it. Give them a couple of suggestions, finally give them my Solution and Possible Endings scenario.