Luke Luke

TP1 LP Will Grice
Pre-Intermediate level


A reading lesson whose intention is to provide students with opportunities to develop skills and interact with an authentic text.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about a famous pianist.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarity of words they will need to complete the activity quickly (MFP).
  • To provide practice of language used for reading and speaking in the context of life stages and events.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will put Ss in breakout rooms and have the students answer some questions together. 1. What kind of music do you like? 2. Who is your favorite musician/ band? 3. Do you play any instruments?

Pre-Reading (4-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

I will ask students to read the following sentences and answer the questions. Meaning 1. I PERFORMED my dance routine. CCQs: Were people watching me dance? How much would you practice? 2. I CONDUCTED an orchestra. CCQs: Am I leading the orchestra? Where do I stand? 3. I suffered a brain INJURY? CCQs: How serious was I hurt? Would I have to see a doctor? Form I will elicit the form from the Ss. 1. What part of speech is the word? What tense is it in (past/present/future)? How to make it continuous (-ing) Can we use it as a noun and a verb? What is are some nouns (performer and performance)? What words do we find it near? (show/concert/music/sports) 2. What part of speech is the word? What tense is it in (past/present/future)? How to make it continuous (-ing). Can we use it as a noun and a verb? What is the noun? (conductor) What words do we find it near? (symphony, orchestra, band, etc.) 3. What part of speech is this? Try to see if you can get them to say object. Can this word be used as a verb? What is the verb? (injured) What words do we find it near? (hurt, pain, doctor, medicine) Pronunciation 1. I will model the words and ask the students for syllables and stress. 2. I will have students pronounce the words and clarify any errors.

While-Reading #1 (8-9 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

I will present the reading on a google document, but the paragraphs will be out of order. I will task the students with organizing the paragraphs in the correct order by themselves, and then give the story a title. I will ask the students to send me a private message with their answer. The paragraphs will be numbered so that I can elicit the answers from the students quicker and give feedback together as a class (6-7 minutes), where we will also share some titles for the story (2 minutes).

While-Reading #2 (12-14 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

I will give the Ss a set of questions to answer about the text. Questions will be T/F and multiple choice and I will present them by sharing my screen. Ss will be given time to look over the question before I present the reading to them in the correct order and ask the students to answer the questions individually. (4-5 mins) Questions: How many different careers did Martins have? A. 2 B. 3 C. 4 Martins performance in Carnegie Hall was his favorite moment. True / False Martins enjoyed being a politician. True / False Who inspired Martins to play the piano again? A. A politician B. A boxer C. His mom What hand did Martins hurt in 1995? A. Left B. Right Martins can still use his left hand. True / False At first, Martins stopped playing piano because of a hand injury. True / False Ss will then share the answers with a partner (4 mins), and I will monitor the conversations. I will give feedback as a class. (2-3 mins) I will give feedback and perform any DEC necessary. (2 mins)

Post-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Ss will be placed in breakout rooms and asked to discuss topics related to the article. (7-8 mins) How would you describe Martins life? Have you ever suffered an injury? Have you ever performed? What inspired you the most about Martins life? PW will be monitored and I will perform any DEC after bringing everyone out of the breakout rooms. (1-2 mins) If there is time I will share a short clip of Martins playing the piano and ask students what they notice about him and how they feel seeing him perform.

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