Noreen Hassan Noreen Hassan

Reading lesson
Intermediate level


In this lesson, the students will learn different reading skills and apply it.


Abc The students' version of the text
Abc Smartboard
Abc The original text
Abc Worksheet (1)
Abc Worksheet (2) Vocabulary

Main Aims

  • To provide a gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about life after Covid-19

Subsidiary Aims

  • To reinforce students’ comprehension skills through speaking.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

-Start the lesson with a compilation of funny songs about Covid-19 to grab the students' attention. (1:24 minutes) -Classroom seating: u-shape Time: 9:00 - 9:03

Pre-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

- Show the students different pictures about life before and after Covid-19. ( gist question) -Ask them what do they predict the reading text to be about? ( gist question) -Ask the students the vocabulary words that they can elicit from the pictures that are related to the topic. ( gist question) - pre-teach the difficult vocabulary words in the text: (unprecedented): adj means never known before (Spatial): adj means occupying space ( frivolous) : adj means of little importance -Teacher's role: instructor Time: 9:03 - 9:15

While-Reading #1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist, predict, and discussion reading tasks

-Give the students the text without the title and subtitles. -Ask them to skim the text and elicit the title of it. (2-3 minutes) -Ask about the genre of the text. -Ask about the main idea of the text and how is it related to the pictures. -Pair check: Students will check each other's titles and discuss why they chose it. Then a whole class feedback. -Show the students the text with the title. -Acknowledge the student who wrote the closest one to it. -Class seating: U-shape -Teacher's role: instructor and observer -Time: 9:15 - 9:25

While-Reading #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

-The student apply intensive reading through the text. (4-6 minutes) -The students elicit subtitles from reading each paragraph with the help of the pictures above them. (2 minutes) - Students answer the worksheet (6 detailed questions). (4 minutes) -Peer check: The students will check each other's answers. Then a whole class feedback. (2 minutes) -Teacher's role: observer -Time: 9:25 - 9:41

Post-Reading #1 (6-7 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

-Students will practice speaking skill by telling one personal experience about their life before and after Covid-19. - Students will use past and present tense during speaking activity. -Teacher's role: observer -Time: 9:41 - 9:48

Post-Reading #2 (2-4 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to practice the new vocabulary from the text

-Teacher distributes vocabulary worksheets. (match with the correct definition). -Students answer the work sheet. (individual activity) -After they finish, answer it on the board and they check their answers. -Teacher's role: observer and assessor -Time: 9:48 - 9:52

Post-Reading #3 (4-5 minutes) • To provide the students with an opportunity to practice writing and summarizing.

-Students summarize each paragraph in one sentence. (sub skill) -Quick feedback for the whole class. Teacher's role: observer Time: 9:52 - 9:57

CCQ and wrap-up (1-2 minutes) • To concept check the comprehension of the text

-Ask some questions to wrap up the session. * Is our life the same before and after the pandemic? *Did our health get affected with the virus? *Do you prefer the life routine before or after Covid-19? Teacher's role: instructor Time:9:57- 9:59


-Read any story of your choice and answer in your copybook some questions: Who is the author? Is the story fictional or non-fictional? What is the main idea of the story? Who are the characters?

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