Justin Justin

Lesson 3 YLEXT
Upper elementary level


In this lesson ss will read, write and speak using can/is/has got to describe the abilities of superheroes. They will do a matching exercise. Ss will draw their own superhero and write a paragraph about him/her


Abc Pictures of Superman, Spiderman, Ironman
Abc Pictures of 'new' superheroes
Abc 3 sets of crayons and blank paper
Abc Realia

Main Aims

  • To provide product in the context of superheroes
  • To provide product writing practice of a list of abilities in the context of superheroes

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a share and present in the context of superheroes


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

I greet the children Leave classroom and tell them I will be back in a minute (change) I come back as TEACHERMAN! And introduce myself.

Pre-reading task (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

I introduce my friends and stick them on the board (Spiderman, Superman, Ironman) I elicit what they think my friends can do. I write: he can.... he is.... he has got.... Students can come and write it on the board. They get a minute to discuss what they can do. Write their answers on the board and add a few more using mime. Highlight on the board, things such as articles, 3rd singular has. Use different color marker to make it clear.

While-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information matching task

I present 3 'new' (non-existing) superheroes on the board. Discuss in pairs what you think they can do. One third of the class does one, etc. With the language they've learned in the previous stage, they can do a reading task in the form of a matching exercise. ss do the matching task individually. Check answers in pairs

Post-Reading/Listening (12-15 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

In groups of 3, Ss will draw their own superhero with crayons, Make it colourful. Students write a paragraph about their own superhero.

Post-Reading/Accuracy speaking (4-5 minutes) • To give ss a chance to practice TL in spoken form

In turns, groups come forward and show their superhero. One student tells the class about their superhero.

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