TP 6b "Rice"_Reading
To give practice in reading for gist and detail as well as understanding
To introduce and review new vocabulary
Procedure (43-54 minutes)
T uses a handful of rice to tell Ss about the topic of the class (realia). A Power point presentation shows images of different typical Turkish dishes containing rice (visual) and T asks the following questions: Do you know other foods made with rice?. After hearing and sharing some ideas w/c, T formulates another question: In which countries do you think people eat a lot of rice? (brainstorming).
Words: population; production; distribution; desert; tropical forest; dry land; wet land; environmental; pollution. T writes the word "production" (noun) on w/b and asks Ss what they think it could mean. T helps Ss to elicit meaning by giving a sentence in which the noun is used: ·"Hollywood is a place for film production." ·Distribution (noun): drawing oranges and distributing them between three names written below (eg. 2 oranges for Mary, 2 for Joe and 2 for Deniz). · Other words to be elicited on w/b and also using pictures: rain forest---wet land dry land---desert ·Environment (noun) --- Air, water, land, trees, everything around. · "Environmental" (adject.) eg: "Pollution" is an environmental problem. All of these words are to be drilled chorally!
For the first controlled practice Ss read for gist. They will skim read quickly to find which of the three paragraphs match the following headlines: a. Rice in danger b. Rice -an important food c. Why I like rice d. Why rice is so popular? In the second controlled practice Ss scan read the whole text and answer 6 questions about it. (Reading ex's 1-6, p 74 Student's book). Ss check their answers in groups and then FB is taken w/c.
Taking their time Ss read again and choose two facts they did not know before reading the article. Ss compare with a partner and have a brief discussion. If there are any problems or questions, T deals with them w/c.
Ss are given a set of words from the text to write two or three sentences. This serves the purpose of checking for any grammar problem Ss might have and also to reflect their knowledge on the meaning of those words. To discuss and take w/c FB, Ss share their sentences in small groups and w/c.