Teaching Practice 6
To provide gist, scan and detailed reading
To provide practice of regular and irregular Past Simple Forms
Procedure (30-45 minutes)
Teacher greets the students and appreciates their effort of learning. He introduces the topic by asking the students randomly about their yesterday's activities. He receives quick feedback from the students and asks them to look at the pictures he sticks them on the board..
The teacher sticks some pictures on the board and asks the students to say the verbs (write, leave, marry), names (prison) and the job (president). He drills the words explaining the number of the syllables and the stress. Then he asks the students to do ex 1 and compare their answers in pairs. He receives a short feedback. After that, he shows the picture of Nelson Mandela and asks some questions about him. Students give some details and the teacher receive them without expressing any comment.
The teacher tells the students that they are going to read a text about Nelson Mandela. He distributes the sheets and asks the students to read and fill the gaps using the given box. Then he asks them to check their answers in pairs. When they finish the teacher attracts the attention of everyone and asks them to listen carefully in order to check their answers. The teacher says the numbers and students give the right answers as a feedback. After that, the teacher puts the students into groups of three and asks them to read the text again individually then work in groups to put the events of Mandela's life in order. He regroups the students and asks them to compare their answers. The teacher will write the letters of the events on the board asking the students to go to the board to the write numbers as a feedback.
Students will be asked to read the text with some focus to find the past simple of the verbs in ex (4 a). The teacher asks the students to underline the past forms in the text. The teacher will ask the students to compare their answers in pairs. He then asks the students to do part (b) of ex 4 in groups of three or four. He monitors closer to assist the students if they have questions. The teacher uses the board for feedback discussing/clarifying the rules with the students. Then the students listen to notice the production of the phoneme /id/. The teacher elicits the rule. After that, if the time factor doesn't distract ex (6) will be done. Then the teacher asks for the answers as a feedback when students finish discussing their answers in pairs.
The teacher divides the students into two groups and gives each group a picture of Mandela describing (marriage and presidency) incidents to discuss them and recall some information about Nelson Mandela. Then write a least three sentences about their event and the spokesperson of the group will stand in front of the class to read the sentences. In the end the teacher will correct the wrong sentences on the board..