The History of Flowers
Reading and Vocabulary:To give students practice in reading for detail and deducing meaning from context through an article about the history of tulips.
Speaking:To give them practise in speaking for fluency and show them the pronounciation of some key words from the text.
Procedure (34-45 minutes)
*Engage the students by showing them two flowers. *Elicit them the answers of the CCQ's below for a nice introduction to the topic the history of flowers. - What are these? -Do you like flowers and, what is your favourite flower? -What flowers are you familiar with?(tulips,roses,daisies,magnolias etc.) -Have you ever grown a flower? -Have you heard a flower festival in Netherlands?What was it? *Explain the Tulip Festivals both in Turkey and Netherlands and elicit their comments to personalize the topic. *Give a framework about the paper you will hand out where they will see 7 bold words,They are the synonyms of the main words so tell them the tick the right word after seeing the pictures. *Elicit the words and write them on the WB. *Ask the word formation and write them with a different color.
*Tell the students to work in pairs and hand out the reading passage The History of Flowers. *Demonstrate them the handout and A students will read the first part of the text,B students will read the second part. *Ask ICQ's and make sure the students understand the instruction. -Are you all reading the same part? or different parts ? -Are you working in pairs or individually? *Give them 3 minutes for reading. *Tell them work in pairs to answer the question in 4 minutes. *To make sure their understanding of the questions tell them only look at the questions and understand them. *Elicit the answers and give feedbacks if necessary.
*Do ex.5d.and tell the students A and B to read their pairs' part of the text quickly and then ,check their answers on ex.5a to get some quick WCFB to check their ideas. *Give a short summary of what a back reference is and give a short example using eliciting. -Can you tell me the bold words?(Write some on WB) -Why are they written bold or What is the meaning of ''which'' for example? *Hand out some sentences and wait them to match as GW elicit the ideas. *Do ex.6.a Back referencing Individually.After finishing,do a peer-checking. *Elicit the ideas from 6a to check if there is a problem about the comprehension. *Do the ex.6b together as further practice.Get WCFB
*Do a competition game and tell them play individually. *Prepare some questions from the text and stick the answers to the WB. *Tell everyone that everybody will race for himself/herself,it is not a group or pair work. *Fire questions at them ,first student wit correct answer gets a point. *Check the stresses of the key words if you have time(cultivate,botanist,a botanical garden,confetti,currency)