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Keeping in touch
Elementary level

Description

In this lesson, the students practice reading in the context of getting in touch through the ages.

Materials

Abc cards
Abc PowerPoint slides
Abc handouts

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about ways of communication in the context of keeping in touch

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of keeping in touch

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (7-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

*Greet the students and ask them how was their week. *Show the students the three pictures of Christopher Columbus' ship, President Lincoln, and Neil Armstrong on a PowerPoint slide. *Ask the students 'What do you think are these pictures?' and elicit some answers from them. *Give the students handouts that contains the three pictures and the information below them. *Ask the students to read the information and answer two questions about these events: 'When did these events happen?' and 'How long did it take for people to receive the news?' *Demonstrate the first one with the students. *Teacher monitors and gives help if needed. *Ask students to check their answers in pairs. *Give the students feedback by demonstrating with them.

Pre-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible by teaching problematic words

*Show the students PowerPoint slides with pictures to teach vocabulary that might be new or confusing for the students. *Drill the new vocabulary. *Give the students another activity that contains the difficult words in the text. *Teacher sticks 6 cards that contains sentences of 6 words in bold on the wall. *Give the students the definitions of the 6 words in bold and ask them to stick the definition with the right card after reading the sentences on the card. *Demonstrate the first one with them. *Ask the students to work together. *Give the students feedback by demonstrating with them.

While-Reading #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

*Give the students a handout that contains the ordering activity in which the students have to order the ways of communication from the oldest to the newest. *Demonstrate the first one with them. *Teacher monitors and gives help if needed. *Ask the students to check their answers in pairs. *Give the students a handout that contains the text. *Ask the students to read the text really quickly to know the correct order. *Ask ICQs:Are you going to read the text quickly? (yes) Are you going to read the whole text word by word? (no) *Give them feedback by demonstrating with them.

While-Reading #2 (15-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

*Give the students a handout that contains the question and give them time to read it first. *Tell them that we're going to read the text again to answer these questions. *Ask ICQ: Are you going to read word by word or quickly? (word by word). *The students start to read and answer the questions. *Teacher monitors and gives help if needed. *Ask students to check their answers in pairs. *Give them feedback by demonstrating with them. *Give the students a handout that contains the pronoun referents. *Ask the students to read the sentences and to determine the reference of the pronoun from the original text. *Demonstrate the first one with them. *the students start to read again and determine the pronoun referents from the text. *Teacher monitors and gives help if needed. *Ask the students to check their answers in pairs. *Give feedback by demonstrating with them.

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

*Give the students a handout that contains several questions. *Ask students to discuss in pairs/small groups the following questions: -Which information in the text did you find most surprising? -Do you think people send too many e-mails /text messages? -Do you ever receive annoying e-mails /phone calls? -What do you think the future's new ways of communication is going to be about? -Do you want to go back to the past and use the old ways of communication?and why? If yes which way of communication would you like to use? -Do you want to go back to the past and use some of the newest ways of communication? -Do you like the new ways of communication?and why? -Teacher monitors and gives help if needed. -Discuss in a plenary discussion with the students the same questions. -Give feedback by correcting their mistakes.

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