To provide clarification of the present continuous tense in the context of letters/postcards
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a charade game in the context of action verbs in Present Continuous
Procedure (25-45 minutes)
I will ask the ss if the remember last lesson`s letter: What was it about?
I will write : "I AM WRITING." on the board. Then I`ll say it. I will sit and I´ll say: "I AM SITTING." Then I will point at one ss and say: "HE IS SITTING." I will stand up and say: "I AM STANDING." I will make one ss stand up and elicit: "SHE IS STANDING." Then I will pair them and show them the action pictures. "WHAT ARE THEY DOING?" DISCUSS WITH YOUR PARTNERS.
SS will get the HO w/ meaning, function and form of P.C. I will ask the ss to FILL IN THE BLANKS, we`ll do 1 example together. Then I will ask them to PEER-CHECK their answers. I will nominate the ss who made it right to fill in the blanks on the board for feedback. I`ll write or project 1 positive, 1 negative and 1 interrogative example on the board. Possible CCQs: 1. Do we use Present Continuous for the present or the past? Present. 2. Do we add –ing to the base verbs? Yes. 3. Are we doing these things at the moment? Yes. 4. Do we put the to-be form first in a question? Yes I will ELICIT STRESS, add linking if there is any and then DRILL by BACKCHAINING.
I will group them (3-4ss. per group). Then I will show the HO and do 1 example together. Each group will get 1 crossword puzzle to make sure they work as a group. They will check with the other groups. The answer key will be outside on the glasswall.
I will show the Ho, we`ll do 1 example together. Then they will work individually and peer-check. The answers will be outside the classroom doors.
I will pair them. Then I`ll show them the HO. We will do 1 example together. Each pair will get 1 postcard. The ss will fill in the blanks at the board for feedback.
I will divide the ss into 2 groups and then I will explain the rules. 1. 1 student will show/mime 1 action verb from one of the cards. 2. The group who guesses right first, wins. 3. You have to guess IN A SENTENCE like: HE IS RUNNING. Other answers will not count. ICQs to make sure they understood: 1. Can you say: run? No. 2. Can you say: He is running? Yes. 3. Can you say it in Turkish? No. I will note good and bad examples for a delayed feedback