April 10th Lesson 3
To provide review of present perfect continous in the context of life highlights
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of talking about life highlights
Procedure (53-57 minutes)
The teacher welcomes students to the topic of the hour, and sets a context by having students ask and answer the following questions: What are some typical highlights in people's lives? Do they change among people and overtime? Why? What are some of the highlights of your life so far? Tell 3 highlights in your life so far While the students work, the teacher monitors. The teacher provides content feedback afterward
The students enter in individual breakout rooms to flipgrid in order to answer the video question: What have been some of the highlights of your life so far?. They record a video. Then, in groups, they check videos from different classmates and respond to their work.
The teacher has students analyze the following text and perform both activities : For the text: " Um, I'VE DONE some interesting things in the last few years. I started a band the year before last, though it didn't last. we broke up after six months. I'VE BEEN COACHING a local soccer team for the past two years, and I've BEEN CONCENTRATING ON SCHOOL. I still HAVEN'T DECIDED what to do after I graduated. I'VE BEEN THINKING about it, but HAVEN'T REACHED any decisions yet" For the following text, draw a representation of the words in capitals And answer the following questions: 1) How many verb tenses do you identify? 2) What are their uses? 3) Which talks about a situation that started in the past and continues in the present? 4) Which is set to provide background? 5) How do you make them? 6) Is there any particular pronunciation to consider?
The students work together and complete the conversations with the appropriate form of the verbs. Students solve the exercise individually and then compare answers in groups. While the students work, the teacher monitors.
The students are given the following context by the teacher: Ask and answer: 1) What has been the highlight of your year so far? 2) Have you had any interesting opportunities in the last couple of years? What were they? What did you do? The students answer questions in group, while the teacher monitors After time runs out, students come back to the general session and receive content feedback