Fatima Fatima

And the moral is ... (Reading)
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will be reading stories with morals which prepares them for the second part of the class which will be about narrative tenses. The lesson starts with a warm-up activity which is chain storytelling, the students will collectively come up with a story based on the provided keywords on the ppt. This is followed by students predicting what the texts will be about based on images and titles. After predicting, students will read the texts and will be given both controlled and free practice activities.


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Main Aims

  • To provide students with a text where they need to deduce the morals of each story.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To introduce new vocabulary to the students and by the end of the lesson they should be able to understand what they mean.
  • To provide students the opportunity to practice their speaking skills.


Warmer/Lead-in (10-12 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Since we will be starting a new unit called storytelling, the students will first be shown an image that should get them to predict what this new unit will be about. The warm activity for this lesson will be chain storytelling, the student will need to come up with a story based on the vocabulary on the ppt.

Pre-Reading/Listening =Prediction (5-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

The pre-reading activity for this lesson will be prediction. The students will be shown images and titles of the two texts they will be looking at. They then will need to discuss what they see and predict what the two topics will be about.

While-Reading #1 (5-7 minutes) • To be able to predict sentence endings based on previous information

Once the students have read their text, they need to predict the endings of the stories since they are incomplete.

While-Reading/ #2 (6-8 minutes) • Students should be able to deduce meaning of unfamiliar words based on the context.

Students will be given the meaning of the bold words in the text. They will need to in pairs match the bold words in the text with the meanings given using context clues.

Post-Reading/Listening (10-15 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity for students practice their speaking skills by sharing their views.

Students will be allowed to practice their speaking skills by sharing their views on what ending they found to be the most effective. Students will be also be asked to share any stories any personal stories or stories that have been shared with them with morals.

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