Teaching Practice #7
To practice speaking in the past tense using "was" and "were" in the context of remakes of films and pop-culture nostalgia.
To provide practice in the productive skills of speaking for accuracy.
Procedure (28-54 minutes)
Write on WB: "I'm a child of the 19___s." elicit student responses. Get them to guess my decade. Then write, "1990s" on the WB. Ask: "Are you a child of the 1990s?" to several students (or all). Write: "I am child of the __________. On the board as proper scaffold for those who need it.
WRITE on WB: "Your favorite ______ was/were ________." SAY INSTRUCTIONS: "This reading is about me. I will read it aloud, and you will read along." GIVE papers to students face down. Ask them not to turn it over until you say so. ASK students to turn it over. READ to students once, then have another native speaker (teacher) READ while you SHOW pictures as they read. Elicit responses from them. They will be scanning for the information. They will also be exposed to the target language of "was/were" QUESTIONS: Who was my favorite actress? Who was my favorite actor? Who were my favorite singers? Who was my favorite band? What was my favorite cartoon? What were my favorite TV shows? Ticky tack the questions on the WB omitting "was/were". ASK students the questions without the verb. Give students two pieces of paper to chose from. They must put the correct one on the board. Select random students to do this. Check answers by ELICITING responses. Then have students RESPOND to the questions while you SHOW pictures.
DIVIDE students into groups A & B, have them go on opposite ends of the classroom. Students who are sitting across from each other are guessing what the other one likes. Hand out the questions, then students A & B get together to share answers. INSTRUCTIONS: A's over here and B's over there. Please CIRCLE the correct verb, was/were. Then WRITE your partner’s answers in the blanks. GUESS what he/she likes. Later we will share with our partners.
Students from group A return to their original seats, and students from group B return to their original seats. Then Students from group B move one seat over. The person sitting across from them is now their new partner for group A. Students share information about their partner to their NEW partner in a more freer practice. INSTRUCTIONS: now tell your new partner about your partner's favorites.
Students return to their seats, chose one student first to present their partner's information with the class. Then have student chose the next person, etc. until the whole class has had a chance. WRITE on WB: ___________ is a child of the _______s. When he/she was young _____________________. INSTRUCTIONS: Please share about your partner.
If we have extra time, have students do the information gap, have them ask questions to their partner to get the answers to their blanks. A-B students. INSTRUCTIONS: You ask your partner questions. And they answer. Then you write the answer in the blanks.