Anna Carrera Anna Carrera

Anna Carrera TP7-2
Upper Intermediate level


Lesson Plan focused on Reading Skills


Abc Lead-In: Slide with Questions
Abc Pre-Reading: Slide with Brain/Mindmap
Abc Post-Reading: Slide with Post-Its of Student Ideas

Main Aims

  • Students practice reading for gist and for detail via a text about maintaining brain health.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Students practice speaking about their opinions and own health strategies.


Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T asks students: At what age is it important to start taking care of your brain?

Pre-Reading (6-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible.

T asks students: When you hear the term "Brain Health", what do you think about? What comes to your mind? Jamboard: Mindmap of Brain Health. Students create Post-Its with their thoughts on the topic. MFP as needed.

Gist Reading (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with a reading task to get the general idea of a text.

T tells Ss: Quickly read the following pieces of text and decide which title matches which text. Jamboard: Large group activity. Students move the titles to the correct text.

Detail Reading (12-14 minutes) • To provide students with more detailed reading task.

T tells Ss: Step 1: Read the full text on your own and see how many of our Brain Health ideas from the previous exercise you can find. Quick OCFB. Step 2: Each of the following statements has information missing. Using what you have read in the text select the correct information from the options given. Move Ss to breakout rooms to check their answers in pairs.

Post-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned.

T tells Ss: Together with your partner, identify one brain health tip that is not on this list that you both think is also helpful. Put your tip in the Jamboard for the whole group to see. Move students back to breakout rooms. OCFB: Look at the tips from your peers. Which one would you start doing?

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