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Gifted children
Elementary level


The context of this lesson is about gifted children. It introduces the term "gifted" to the students, they will read an article about gifted children as sub-aim for specific information. finally they will practice speaking as the main topic in both a controlled and a free practice.


Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a Conversation in the context of Gifted children

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide scan reading practice using a text about How to Engage Gifted and Talented Students in the Classroom in the context of Gifted children


Warmer/Lead-in (0-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Students will see three pictures of different kids with different gifts. Students guess what they have in common. The teacher monitors for interesting points to encourage and elicit speech through the use of CCQs, e.g., Are they regular kids? No What's so special about them? What do they have in common?

Useful Language (0-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

gifted /ˈɡɪftɪd/ adjective Is it a gift? No Is it to be exceptional in something? Yes Is it to have a natural skill ? Yes characteristics /karəktəˈrɪstɪks/ noun Is it the features by which we identify a person or a place or a thing? Yes Is it a special quality? Yes talented /ˈtaləntɪd/ adjective Is it a high heels? No Is it to have a special skill for something? Yes Is it to be naturally very good at something? Yes

Exposure (8 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading

Students will read an article written by Cathy Weselby to look for specific answers. Are gifted students only gifted in studying? No Do gifted students take more time to finish their assignments? No Do gifted students receive special attention from teachers? No Are all teachers qualified to teach gifted students? No

Productive Task(s) (15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Students will be divided into two groups to come up with 5 negative and 5 positive things about being gifted. After that, the two groups will discuss the outcome of their search.

free practice (5 minutes) • To discuss if being gifted is a good or bad thing

Is it better to be a gifted student or to be a regular student?

Feedback and Error Correction (2 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

The teacher will monitor the students during practice, and if they make mistakes, he will apply delay error correction.

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