Teaching Practice 2
Students will be introduced to and practiced some vocabulary items about newspapers and will be better able to use the words in their production
To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about newspapers in the context of English speaking countries
To provide fluency speaking practice in a group discussion in the context of newspapers and published press in their own country
Procedure (42-63 minutes)
T is sitting on the chair reading a newspaper, pretending he didn't see the SS. I usually read newspapers, specially when the headline is interesting. T tries to elicit from SS some words; headline, daily, news coverage, founded, article, and a journalist. T sometimes highlights pronunciation. What about you? Do you like reading newspapers? In pairs, answer the Qs on the cards. T monitors and provides feedback. T asks one/two Qs in the class to check the content.
T asks SS what they know about newspapers in other countries? e.g. America, England, Australia. Can you name any American news TV channels? T tries to elicit some ideas and gives FB.
T puts two questions on the board. 1. What is the text about? T gets Ss to read the text quickly and find the answers. ICQs. T sets 1 min for this activity. T provides FB and checks the answers in the class.
T shows the T/F cards to class and asks them to answer. Time limit: 3 mins ICQs. Check the answers with a partner. T provides FB. Class checks the answers with the T.
Unfold the bottom of the sheet and discuss the 2 questions with your partner. ICQs T monitors and gives FB. T asks Q2 from each group in the class. T focuses on some vocab and highlights the pronunciation.
Chesting the crossword sheet T introduces the activity and sets a time limit. SS do the crossword individually. ICQs. T monitors and provides FB. SS will check their answers together.
T shows the picture of "elephant/donkey" to SS and elicits the word "right-wing" and then the opposite word; "left-wing" Highlighting the pronunciation, stress, and syllables teacher puts the cards on the board. T does the same for the other words. Class does some drilling. CCQs to check SS understanding of the meaning. e.g. Can you find romantic stories in a quality newspaper? Can we find jokes in it?
T shows the gap-fill text to class and introduces the activity. Time limit: 4 mins ICQs. T monitors and gives FB if needed. SS compares the answers together. T puts the answer key on the wall and tells SS to check.
T regroups SS. T introduces the activity and sets a time limit. ICQs. T makes notes of SS' mistakes. T monitors and provides FB on the content. T gets the SS to correct the mistakes on the board.
If time, put SS into two groups and play the "grab the card". The team with more cards is the winner. Ask for any comments and farewell.