grammar week 2
grammar: students will have the opportunity to practice present perfect, pperf continuous, and past simple and distinguish the difference in MFP between the 3 tenses.
receptive skills: students will familiarize themselves with the content and structure of an informal email.
Procedure (41-55 minutes)
show photos of Padova, ss guess where it is. Ask students if they've ever been to Italy, or outside of spain. What was their favorite part?
Hand out email. Ask, what kind of text is this? Formal or informal? Board answers and gist Q: What is Laura doing in Padova? ss read text and answer question.
While students read, board sentences with gaps and solicit the grammar/students find grammar in text. a. I____ _____ ________ staying with my sister this summer b. I think the experience ____ ________ us closer. c. She ____ _______ there for 4 years, and studied at the university there... d. ...but she ___________ 2 weeks ago.
Questions for meaning: a. I____ _____ ________ staying with my sister this summer b. I think the experience ____ ________ us closer. 1. Which sentence talks about the result of an action, and which talks about the length? 2. Which action is temporary, and which is permanent? c. She ____ _______ there for 4 years, and studied at the university there... d. ...but she ___________ 2 weeks ago. 3. Which sentence talks about a specific moment in the past, and which talks about a period of time? Questions for form: solicit parts of speech and contrast 3 tenses with each other. Draw timelines on board and ask CCQs to allow ss to visualize the verbs in action. pronunciation: Note for DEC.
Find and underline, in different ways, the 3 different tenses we have covered. Solicit the names of the 3 tenses. Ss may work in pairs or alone. Review in OCF. Use this time to highlight negative and interrogative forms as well.
writing: ss complete #2 in textbooks alone. peer check + OCF.
CCQ: Who was Laura writing to? (Melissa) Melissa has responded asking Laura some questions about Padova. Practice using the correct interrogative form, first in your notebooks if necessary, then speaking with a partner. Board 4 of the questions from workbook page 4.