Past simple lesson and our solar system
To provide clarification, review and practice of the past simple in the context of journey to the space
To provide process and product writing practice of a descriptive writing in the context of journey to the space
Procedure (39-56 minutes)
Teacher will ask some questions about our space and the solar system. Then will ask students to watch a video about the space.
This is the pre-task stage in which Teacher will ask some provocative questions as, Have you ever visited the space? , Did you imagine that you went to the space and stayed there for many years? Then teacher will ask the students that they will be divided into groups and in their groups they will write about an imaginary trip to the space that they went to it before and they need to mention if they enjoyed it or not.
Teacher will divide the students into 4 groups and they will start their task about a journey they did to the space in the past. Teacher will say to them that this journey happened already so the writing will be in which tense. Teacher will elicit from them that they will use past simple tense.
After all the groups finished their writing, Teacher will ask them to highlight in their groups the verbs that they used in their descriptive writing. Then they need to discuss together if they are correctly used in the past simple tense.
Teacher will ask them after the group discussion, to choose presenters to write on the board the verbs that were used in their writing. Then He will ask provocative questions to elicit the form of the past simple tense by adding ed to form regular verbs and the irregular verbs how it was changed. He will let them pronounce each verb they used in their groups to make sure that they pronounced all of them correctly.
Teacher will ask the students to hang the newspaper sheets in the class and make group correction. Each group will correct to another one, then to write down the mistakes and corrected them .