Abdullah Abdullah

23.05.2022_2nd Lesson
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students practice their reading skills through a text which is an extract from the novel ''The Great Gatsby''. The lesson starts with a discussion about American classics. This is followed by watching the trailer of the movie ''The Great Gatsby''. Then, jigsaw reading exercise is done for a better understanding. Finally students are controlled during the last part of the jigsaw exercise, and semi-controlled exercises are done in groups under the supervision of the teacher.


Abc Coursebook

Main Aims

  • ● To make students practice reading for gist and details in the context of an American classic novel.

Subsidiary Aims

  • ● To motivate students to read a text that they may not be interested.


Warmer/Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

At the begining of the lesson teacher asks students what type of books/movies they like. After some answers, teacher gives students mentimeter link to formulate a word cloud about American classics. Following this, teacher shows students a short video from the movie ''The Great Gatsby'' to help them to engage the topic more efficiently.

Pre-Reading (3-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Teacher stops the video when a possible unknown word is heard in the video, it is also available in the text, makes sure that the students undestand it. Following this, teacher asks students what the actors talk about in the video, students may have difficulties to answer the question. Finally teacher says let's read the text. In this way, students are expected to be more careful to find the answer of the previous question.

While-Reading (15-20 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

The jigsaw reading procedures are explained the students; they are divided into 3 groups and the group members are also divided into 3 groups, each groups read one paragraph. After that the students that read the same paragraphs are sent to break rooms to tell the paragraph each other and better understanding. Finally they come back their original groups to discuss the whole text.

While-Reading #2 (3-5 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

Students will be asked to do the "Read for Detail" part and they are going to work in the groups.

Post-Reading (4-7 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Teacher asks students go to mentimeter and answer the question '' What do we learn about Gatsby (his appearence and manners) ?

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