TP8 Grammar - Participle Clauses
To provide clarification, practice and review of participle clauses (within the context of generations)
To provide a speaking practice for fluency development (within the context of generations)
Procedure (45-45 minutes)
T. will start a lesson by showing an image with 4 generations on the screen, telling Ss. the date of her birth and asking Ss. to identify which generation she belongs to. After that, T. will send Ss. to breakout rooms on Zoom to discuss which generations they belong to and what they know about these generations. Ss. will have the link to Google Slides to be able to visualise the picture and questions while working on their own.
During this stage, Ss. will be exposed to the target language within the context of the topic of generations. T. will give Ss. a short text about 4 generations and will ask them to work in groups (breakout rooms on Zoom) and use Google Forms to match the profiles of generations with the generations' names.
T. will use Google Slides with a series of CCQs and short tasks for Ss. to review the meaning, form and pronunciation of participle clauses. Ss. will be expected to understand the main uses of present, past and perfect participle clauses, identify their forms and clarify the pronunciation aspect.
T. will use Kahoot to do the controlled practice of participle clauses in a more engaging game format. Students will be expected to complete the sentence with the participle form of the verb in brackets. Kahoot will be both showing the correct answers and displaying the leaderboard not only for the whole exercise but also for each individual question, motivating students to be more precise and more effective.
if the technological part goes smoothly, and there is sufficient time, T. will have a semi-controlled practice of participle clauses with Ss. asking them to work in groups (using breakout rooms on Zoom and Google Slides) to restructure the given questions using participle clauses.
T. will ask Ss. to work in groups (using breakout room function on Zoom and Google Slides) and discuss the questions from the semi-controlled practice making explicit use of the target language (present, past and perfect participle clauses). T. will monitor the process visiting the virtual rooms on Zoom and taking notes of Ss' performance in terms of content and target language (both positive and negative aspects).
T. will ask Ss. what they have learnt during the class. T. will make a delayed error correction of the tasks, especially the final one.