Mustafa Elshamy Mustafa Elshamy

David Copperfield Chapter 2
English B Grades 11&12 level


In this lesson, the students will continue reading about David's trip to Peggotty's brother's house and the people he will meet there!


Abc David Copperfield by Charles Dickens retold by Elizabeth Walker published by Macmillan Readers
Abc Handout

Main Aims

  • To provide detailed, inference and scan reading practice using a text about using chapter 2 text, in the context of David's early life.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a dialogue, in the context of the events of the chapter.


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

1. In pairs, from the chapter's name, guess what's going to happen next! 2. Share your ideas with me.

Pre-Reading/Listening (5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Before reading, I will pre-teach the blocking vocabulary that the students might not know. I will provide MPF (meaning, pronunciation, and form) for each word. 1. Meaning: eliciting the meaning by asking questions and asking CCQs. 2. Pronunciation: IPA and Chorally drilling. 3. Mentioning the type of the word and drawing attention to the form.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (20-25 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

While reading, I will engage the students with activities and tasks that will provide gist, reading for specific details and information, analyzing, and inference. In pairs, discuss the following: 1. Who were David's new friends? What was unusual about their home? 2. What did you think about Mr and Miss Murdstone? Share your answers with me after discussing them.

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

Post Reading and feedback on fluency and accuracy. 1. Reading popcorn 2. Highlighting the dialogues 3. Feedback

Homework (10 minutes) • To provide gist and detailed reading

Describe Mr. Peggotty’s house in more details.

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