Iceland, Receptive Skills: Reading
To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about reading opportunities in the context of Iceland and its natural beauty.
To provide clarification and practice of vocabulary related travel.
Procedure (36-45 minutes)
The class will start off with a where am I activity, where they will be given clues, and have to guess where I am. Then, a very short slide show where some of the images will be discussed. (slides 1-2).
Learners will be introduced to the text and be given 2 minutes to read it. After they will work in small groups and write a 5 word summary of the text together. They will have an opportunity to share and explain their summaries too. (Slides 3-4)
TL will be introduced. I will start off explaining it and have all MFPA on the slide, but it will be all mixed up, after pretending it was a huge error, I will ask learners to work in teams and fix the information on the slide so all the MFP are with the correct words. After, feedback will be given. (Slide 5)
After confirming MFPA with the group, they will work on two group activities. The first will be a controlled practice with the TL. Then, they will work on a reading for details activity. They will be given time to reread the article and then work together to decide if the statements are true, false, or if it isn't mentioned in the text. Finally, feedback will be given to the group. (Slides 6-7)
Learners will now work in groups. They will have 6 minutes to present a 2-minute pitch all about Iceland. The idea of the pitch is to encourage Mexicans to visit on their vacations. They can make it funny or interesting. they will be given some ideas of what to include and some modeling beforehand. They have the option of making a presentation or any other way they would like to present their pitch. After feedback, and DEC will be offered.