Ehsan Ehsan

Teaching Practice 7
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will practice reading for gist and reading for details through two reading texts about super kids. In two groups of A and B students read the texts about one of the kids. (jigsaw reading) This means that it should result in not only reading practice, but also some freer speaking practice. Then they will be asked to answer 10 questions about these texts. It is followed by a speaking activity when students sit together to tell each other about the person they have read. After that, teacher asks the groups to find the similarities and differences of these two kids. The lesson is finished in a free practice in groups.


Abc Pictures of geniuses
Abc Clips of America's Got talent
Abc Reading texts
Abc Questions of reading
Abc WB

Main Aims

  • Students will be better able to read for gist and detail through two reading texts about super kids

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of comparative adjectives in the context of two texts about talented children
  • To provide free speaking practice in a group conversation in the context of talented people


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T shows the visuals and elicits the names of the people and their jobs. Einstein, Mozart, and Picasso. T elicits the word "genius" in the class and asks CCQs. Pronunciation is drilled individually and chorally.

Pre-Reading (4-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

SS watch the clips of two super kids, a pianist and a painter. T gets the FB and asks if anybody can play music or paint.

While-Reading #1 (3-5 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

SS sit in two groups of A and B. T writes the question on the board. "What is the text about?" T writes 3 topics on the board. 1. Good parents 2. Difficult life 3. Super kids T sets a very short time. ICQs. SS are given the texts and answer the Q. FB is given. T asks the answers in the class.

While-Reading # 2 (8-10 minutes) • For SS to practice reading closely for detailed information

SS are given the Qs for details. ICQs. T monitors and provides FB. SS compare their answers in groups. T checks and gives FB. Then SS sit in pairs of A and B and ask each other the same Qs about the person they just read.

Post-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

T draws a table on the board, similarities vs. differences and elicits some ideas. In pairs SS discuss their ideas. T monitors and gives FB. SS are asked to go to the board and write their ideas on the board. T asks some comparatives about two kids in the texts. Who is smarter? more intelligent? Whose talent is more interesting? T reminds SS of their previous lesson with Yasser. FB is given.

Free Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide SS with an opportunity to speak freely in groups

SS sit in groups of three. T writes the Qs on the board. SS speak together and discuss their ideas. T monitors and takes notes of mistakes. FB is given in the class.

Delayed error feedback (3-5 minutes) • For SS to notice their own mistakes and get feedback

T writes some mistakes from the previous stage on the board. SS correct the mistakes. Drilling is done.

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