Comprehension Reading lesson
Intermediate, Grade 6, B2 level
To develop Ss' reading skills of gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about a penny saved is a penny earned in the context of budgeting
To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of budgeting and tips for saving money
Procedure (29-42 minutes)
T displays a pic and asks students to describe it and to think about the wise "a penny saved is a penny earned". T asks a personalized question about kind of things they usually spend their money on then, Ss are introduced to different types of money personalities for pair discussion.
T asks Ss to predict from the title of the article and the picture what's the article is about, then Ss are asked to guess the meaning of highlighted words and phrases through match up activity individually before comparing answers with their partners. T clarifies the meaning of new vocabulary before reading through MPF technique.
T divides Ss into groups of 4-5 Ss where Ss are asked to read through the headings carefully to match them with correct sections in the text as a gist task before displaying the answer key.
T asks Ss to answer comprehension questions while reading the text loudly and tries to summarize each paragraph to check their understanding. As the class is divided into 2 groups, T asks Ss comprehension questions and listen to their answers then provides points to the team who answers more correct questions as a competition and nominates a student from the winner team to continue reading loudly to motivate Ss to be more attentive and concentrate while reading.
T divides Ss into pairs, spreads worksheets and asks Ss to imagine that they are money savings experts and they have to suggest some tips for their readers' questions on how to save money and stick to a budget. T provides 5 mins for Ss to prepare their answers and discuss the advice together as they could return back to the text to pick up suitable . T monitors closely, provides assistance if needed and make notes for some errors before giving OCFB and votes for the best money saving tip.