People's experiences and feelings
grade 5 level
To provide clarification of feelings in the context of people's experiences.
To talk about experiences.
To predict the content of the text from the pictures. ( real life experiences, possibly about a person who experienced a disaster)
To provide clarification of adjectives of feelings in the context about a huge wave/ tsunami that hit a holiday resort in Thailand..
To provide clarification of new vocabulary (swallowed, experience, massive, shocked, safe, lonely, relieved, rescue, screaming)
Procedure (45-59 minutes)
The teacher asks students to look at the pictures on P. 20 and think; What unit 2A is about? (real-life experiences/feelings). The teacher listens to the students' answers carefully.
The teacher draws students' attention to the pictures and elicits what they show (a tropical beach, a huge wave/tsunami, a flooded area with damaged houses). The teacher brainstorms with the class for ideas for what the text might be about. The teacher plays the recording. Students listen and follow the text to check.
The teacher allows some time for the students to highlight the new words/phrases. The teacher allows students to look up the words/phrases in the word list.
The teacher writes to questions about the text on the whiteboard and asks students to answer them ( Which natural disaster did mark experience?/ How did he feel?) in a paper, students can work in pairs. (activity 1) The teacher then corrects their answers on the spot.
The teacher sticks some flashcards for the new vocabularies on the whiteboard and asks students to repeat after her to practice pronunciation and intonation. The teacher then elicits the meaning of the words and asks students in groups to highlight words and the meanings in their word list (at the end of the book).
The teacher asks students to work in pairs, each two students ask each other questions about the funniest, saddest, or scariest experience on holiday. and write the answers in papers. The teacher monitors and helps students who are in need of help.
The teacher asks students to use their partner's answers on the previous exercise and to tell the class about her/his funniest/saddest/scariest experience on holiday.