To provide practice and clarification of superlatives when comparing various cities in the world.
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in using superlatives in the context of when comparing various cities in the world
Procedure (34-45 minutes)
I will ask students to tell the class what the names of these cities are and what they know about the cities. I will nominate 1 or 2 students. Then I will ask students to type in the chatbox which city they want to live in. They have to order the cities from 1 ( City they want to live in) to 4( the last city they want to live in). I will model this for the students by telling them my choices.
I will give the students a controlled practice task where they must fill in the blanks with the correct multiple-choice word. This will focus on some questions regarding meaning, form, and appropriacy. I will set the context of the sentences for the target language to be inclusive of the cities that were mentioned in the lead-in.
I will create a guided discovery task for students. I will elicit answers from students by asking CCQs to review the MFP(A) of the language. This will include visuals, matching, and clines where appropriate. For the pronunciation, I will model for students the pronunciation 'est' of the superlatives. I will break down the pronunciation by focusing on the pronunciation of the adjective, then the 'est' portion and lastly, altogether. Then the students will engage in choral drilling and individual drilling. This will be beneficial to review that language as well as practice speaking it. This is setting them up for the freer practice task.
I will provide the students with the same context of the language (cities in the world) and ask the students similar questions to the ones that were asked in controlled practice #1. The assumption is that students will be able to complete the task quickly and efficiently with fewer errors.
I will ask the students to get into breakout rooms for 5 minutes to tell each other something about the city where they live in. They will have to use the superlative form when discussing the city they live in when comparing their city to the cities mentioned in class. I will provide students with a framework/ guide to help them get started in their speaking activity. They will have 5 minutes for this and I will monitor the students while they engage in their practice. After 5 minutes, we will conduct DEC and focus on the language they used. We will focus on the language that was used correctly and also the language that needs some correction.