To be able to answer the questions by skimming and gist reading text.
To be able to know how to look for more detailed information in the text without having to spend so much time reading the text over and over again.
To provide clarification and practice with the new vocabulary terms that are related to wild cats by watching a video.
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
I will show the students a picture of house cats and ask them questions like "Do you like cats? How big do you think cats can get? Can they make noises?" I will try to elicit as much information about wild cats from the students.
I will pre teach vocabulary terms such as: carnivores, pride, mane, camouflage, prey and sprint. I will have them watch the YouTube video which mentions each of the terms to be introduced.
I will have the students read a couple of paragraphs and then have them answer the fill in the blanks and true and false statements. I will give the students about five minutes to briefly read the text and answer the questions. This will improve their gist reading and skimming skills.
While they are reading the paragraphs given to them I will have them answer Multiple choice questions which will challenge them in terms of reading the text and using their inferences from the information presented to them.
I will have the students in pairs where they will have to each choose which wild cat was their favourite or most interesting and why. Once they finish talking about which cat was their favourite, each student will share with the class what their partner chose and why. This will help them learn to listen carefully and to repeat what they heard.