Intermediate Unit level
To provide a detailed reading practice using a text about problems parents have with teenager children.
To provide review, practice and clarification of issues of teenagers have with parents in the context of adapting lifestyles
To provide clarification and practice of life styles vocabulary in the context of parent-children relations
Procedure (39-45 minutes)
Slide Show: T greets students "Good Evening" and expects students to do the same. A joke is made to break the ice. A slide show is projected WB and Ss are asked to identify the stages of "Growing up" via pictures and text. Some new vocabulary will be introduced relevant to the pictures. (example: Kidding, Newborn, Toddler, Teenager) Using ECBW method some words are explained to the Ss. After Ss understand the word "Teenager" a picture is projected depicting parents and teenagers in a stressful situation.
While students are exposed to the image of teenagers and parents in stressful situations, Ss are asked in PW to discuss what the characteristics of teenagers are and the problems they might have with their parents. Teacher approaches each group to monitor and help with terminology or vocabulary. At the end of stage Ss write on WB some of the discussed issues. Ss are then asked to predict what the text might be about looking at the Title: "Life on Planet Teen". T writes ideas on WB with F/B from Ss. Some useful expressions: -Which planet are you from? -Can you cope with this situation? -What happens under my own roof says here ! -I have no answer (Unanswered question) -You have an overactive imagination. There are no UFO's -RU ok? Are you ok? -My team beat your team -The phone I lost turned up under my bed
Referring to the Appendix in the HO, Ss and T discuss the key words that are critical to the comprehension of the reading material. T asks Ss certain words and try ECDW method to explain the meaning of each word. Words that will be discussed are as follows: Planet, Cope, Own Roof, Eager, Unanswered, Unless, Nosy, Overactive, RU OK, Beat, Turn-up, Instant ECDW method will be used to explain the meaning of words.
1. (ex 2A) Ss read the text they have brain stormed about in previous stage. This way students are more careful with their R practice for comprehension in order to do a self assessment by comparing to the ideas provided previously. 2. W/C discuss whether some of the problems mentioned in the text were already guessed. 3. Scanning text skill is practiced using a fill in blanks exercise exercise. T shows the first item in each Ex.2b and lets students do others individually. Answers are checked in PW. 4. Ex 2c. T/F exercise is done W/C and Ss are asked to solve it and read the sentence that provides the answer. 5. Ex 2d Fill in the blank test will provide Ss with a detail reading practice.
Ss will be given two questions to discuss in groups. Questions are: 1. Do you think it's important for parents to know about their teenager's plans? 2. Do you agree that mobile phones have changed the way that people make plans? How? Students will be given about 5 minutes to discuss this in PW or GW depending on class size. At the end of the writing session, Ss will be asked to voice their ideas and T will write them on the board and get F/B from the rest of the class.