Mohamed Elhosiny Mohamed Elhosiny

Lesson D "Thinking outside the box" P.72,73
Intermedimate, Grade 4 B2 level level


In this lesson learners will focus on receptive skills of reading and sub skill gist reading and as output of the class will be productive skills of speaking and writing. The context of the lesson is based on how solve problems and how the brain works to solve it. students are familiar with this topic because they have studied feelings in last session. In this session students will read and test their understanding of the passage. In this lesson students will do different activities which involves reading, such as rearranging the sentences about what should we do to solve any problem, watching a video about someone has a problem and how to think to solve it, and listening with focus .The main practice in this lesson for students is they will practice how to relate the reading with the real life things or topics, these activities of relating the reading texts to the pictures or preference texts with pictures will make students practice the skill for reading for meaning which is very useful in day to day life. These activities will help student to derive the meaning from the text by reading the small text i.e. gist reading, and also for reading about feelings and celebrities. Most of the activities will be reading and then students will be discussing after the reading. Apart from the lead in teacher will play a passive role and will be monitoring students for the errors and to provide assistance. The output of the lesson will be speaking and writing where students will be asked to speak with their partners about a previous problem and how and when is the best time to think to solve it.


Abc • Smart board, markers, speakers, touchstone book, copybook and you tube videos

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson students will be able to think of any problem and how to solve it. Write a proposal presenting a solution to a problem. find out what type of word it is a verb, anoun, an adjective, etc

Subsidiary Aims

  • Students try to think outside the box to solve any problems and try to think clearly.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I am starting the game by raising my voice saying "Class Class Class" and they answer Yes Yes Yes ... our game today is "Who am I ? you will answer orally individually " I will say some words about someone or something and you guess the answers. Will you answer orally or in a sheet of paper ? orally Will you answer individually or in groups? individually * I am a bird I can swim but I can't fly and I am white and black. "who am I ?" "Penguin" * I can cry but I don't have eyes they can walk but I don't have legs. "who am I?" "Cloud" * I am a great player people call me the "Egyptian king" . who am I?" "Mo Salah" Lead in ... I show the students a photo for person who has a problem and I ask them some questions on these photos and they will answer in 5 minutes, in groups and in a sheet of paper. * How many people are there in the picture ? one * Is he sad or happy ? sad * Is he active or sleepy? sleepy * What is wrong with him ? He has a lot of things to do or to study. * What can he do to solve his problem ? he has to finish all his works to get enough sleep. How much time will you have ? (5 minutes) Will you work in groups or individually ? (in groups) Will you answer orally or on paper ? (in a sheet of paper) I Read the lesson title aloud. Ask, "Do you remember what thinking outside the box means?" Call on a S to answer [thinking creatively]. • Write on the board: What kinds of situations require you to think outside the box? Get ideas from Ss . Finding answers to school assignments. Solving a problem at work. Have Ss work in pairs and discuss the question. Have several pairs report their answers. Write them on the board.

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

A-prediction I ask the students to open their books and they have one minute to look at the title and picture and tell me and tell me orally what is our topic about ? How much time will you take to answer? 1 m will you answer orally or written? orally contextualization:- I asked the students have anyone of you faced a problem before? (yes) What was your problem ? Was that a serious problem? Who helped you? What did you do to solve it? What will you do if you get lost from your parents ? Answer these questions is 5 minutes, in groups and in a sheet of paper. How much time will you have ? ( 5 minutes) Will you work in groups or individually ? (in groups) Will you answer orally or on paper ? (on a sheet of paper) B- Teaching vocabulary I show the students a photo of some people doing something. What do you think what's going on here? some people are arranging for something or they are discussing Do you think they are playing or laughing? No so what do you call some people who are arranging some thing? It's brainstorming What do we mean of brainstorming? To try to solve a problem or come up with new ideas by having a discussion that includes all members of a group. I show them a photo of a boy how has done a sum? what is that boy doing? he solving a math sum. Is he happy or sad? happy could he find the answer for that sum? yes what do we call the answer for a question or solving for a problem? A solution. What do we mean by solution? an answer to a problem. I ask the students some questions to check their understand and they answer orally and individually. What do we mean by brainstorming? "Try to solve a problem." Are you to solve it alone or with your group? "with my group" what was the last time you discuss with others to solve a problem? what do we mean by solution? "an answer for question or solving a problem." will you be happy or sad after finding a solution? "Happy" what will you do if the lights went out during doing the home work? *I say the words more than time and let the repeat them individually brainstorming-brainstorming-brainstorming solution-solution-solution * i write the two words on the board "brainstorming" it's a noun means discussion. The verb is brainstrom. The adjective is brainstromer The antonym is ignore or neglect. The word "Solution" is an noun means answering for some thing The synonym is solve The antonym is misunderstanding or complication.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

I asked the students to open the book page 72 to read the text together to take an idea about the text then answer a simple question "fill in the gaps" individually, in a sheet of paper and in 5 minutes How much time will you take? 5m will you answer orally or in a sheet of paper ? in a sheet of paper. will answer individually or in groups? individually will we read the topic in detail? no, to take an idea about the text. After reading you will answer ....... fill in the gaps question .

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

I ask the students to read the text again in detail and answer the questions below in p.73 in groups, in a sheet of paper and in five 10 minutes. How many minutes will you take? 10 m Will you answer in the book or in a sheet of paper? in a sheet of paper. will you answer individually or in groups? in groups .

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

I give the students a sheet of some questions and they ask each other orally in 5 minutes individually and I listen to their answers.

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