Lexis - PPP
To provide practice, review and clarification of family in the context of Simpsons the cartoon.
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a talking about SS' family members.
Procedure (34-44 minutes)
The lesson starts with a picture of "Simpsons". T asks; "Do you know this cartoon? What is its name?" SS are expected to look at the picture and say; "Yes, it is a cartoon; Simpsons." By doing so, the topic of the lesson is elicited through a picture and also students' attention is drawed with a strong beginnig. As soon as SS give the answer, T shows the slide in which the topic is given.
Presentation slides start with a family tree of Simpsons. T announces; "This is a family tree of Simpsons. Today we will talk about Simpson's family members." In the following slides, there are particular family members of Simpsons, each one of them describes a different family member name. First, slides start with the chosen pictures from the family tree. First, T tries to elicit the relationship between them, then T shows the written form of it. Lastly, T wants SS to repeat after her. This procedure will be applied for the rest of the presentation. To clarify the meaning and the usage of the family members, T may ask some CCQ and ICQs; T: "Is your father's sister your aunt?" (yes) T: "Okay then, is your mother's sister your aunt too?" (yes) T: "If you are married, what do you call your wife's/husband's father?" (mother-in-law)
In the controlled practice, SS will have an activity in which they are supposed to ask the questions to each other in breakout rooms and complete the sentences with the correct family member. T announces that SS will work in pairs in breakout rooms and they have 5 mins to complete the task. T: "Will you work alone?" (no) T: "How many minutes do you have?" (5)
In the freer activity, students are supposed to talk about their family members in pairs in breakout rooms. T announces; "You will talk about your family members in pairs, you have 8 mins to do that activity, and remember what your friends said!" T asks: "Will you speak?" (yes) T asks: "Will you remember what your friends said?" (yes) Lastly, when the SS complete talking about their family members in breakout rooms, T asks questions about their friends' answers.