Upper Intermediate level
To introduce and practice defining, non-defining and reduced relative clauses.
To introduce students to new words, spoiler, tragic, and team up.
Procedure (36-47 minutes)
I will grab students attention by saying, " A friend has recommended a book to you," and ask the following questions: What do you want to know about the book beforehand? What do you prefer to not know about the book beforehand? I will then split them up into pairs into breakout rooms to discuss for 3 minutes and then open to class discussion. This lead-in will introduce them to the practice task topic of books while also prepare them for discussion defining and non defining relative clauses.
Here I will share a task to introduce students to the lesson target with a google form. The students will have 3 minutes to finish task and 3 minutes to review answers via private chat with partner. We will then have open class discussion over answers for 3 minutes
Introduce students to target language, Spoiler, Tragic, and Team up. I will review a jamboard with the students, letting them organize the board by directing me. Students will not have access to jam board. We will review meaning of each word through pairing, pronunciation of each word through syllable count and emphasis, and define what type of words they are via, verb, noun, and adjective. 2-3 minutes. I will then review sentence examples with them by calling on students to read each sentence and then eliciting their answers if each sentence uses the word correctly. 1. I tragically didn't sleep well last night 2. Her son died tragically in a car accident. 3. I plan on watching that show in a few weeks so please, no spoilers. 4. My car is in the shop to get a new spoiler installed. 5. Let's team up when we take the driving test. 6. Let's team up to study tonight.
Students will be given a practice task in a Google form, where they will read sentences and fill in the blank with the appropriate relative pronoun. They will have 5 minutes to complete the following sentences. 1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, ________ is the first book in Larsson's Millennium trilogy, has sold over 30 million copies. 2. It 's about Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist ________ is hired by an old man to investigate the disappearance of his grand-niece. 3. Blomkvist teams up with the young anarchist, Lisabeth Salander, _________ computer hacking skills help Blomkvist 4. get the information ________ he's been looking for. 5. But this is just the beginning of many adventures __________ deepen their friendship . 6. Larsson, __________ was an investigative journalist himself, tragically died without ever knowing of his success. 7. One day, shortly after delivering his final manuscript to the publisher, he went to the building __________ he worked and was forced to take the stairs because the lift wasn't working. 8. Larsson, _________ was a heavy smoker, 9. died of a heart attack _________ he got to the 7th floor. Students will then be paired into breakout rooms to review answers for 3 minutes. Afterwards TT will have open class discussion to review answers. 3-5 minutes.
TT will pose the following questions for the students to discuss in pairs in breakout rooms. 1. What information is necessary for a job interview? 2. What information is unnecessary for a job interview? 3. Have you ever shared too much information during an interview? TT will monitor conversations to observe fluency. 8 minutes Open class discussion will be held afterwards to share private discussions. 2-3 minutes
TT will use the final moments in class to address any errors viewed throughout the lesson by reviewing impacted area.