Özge Aydemir, Reading - Babur Ali
Elementary (A1) level
By the end of the lesson, ss will have improved their receptive skill of reading using a variety of techniques like skimming, scanning and reading for details in the context of an Indian teacher.
Ss will have the opportunity to improve their speaking skill via controlled / freer practice.
Procedure (40-52 minutes)
The T sets the task by giving the instruction "Watch the video and tell your partner what you see about this place". The teacher asks the ICQ "Are we watching or talking first?" "What are we going to do second?" The T doesn't monitor at this stage. The ss watch the video, share what they see in pairs and then we have WCFB.
The teacher pre-teaches the key words "bamboo hut, village, cost, free, private school, head teacher, homework, housework" in this order by ECDW. The T uses the following CCQs, -Can you see apartment buildings or bamboo huts in a village? -Does it cost a lot or a little to buy a Ferrari?" -Is this course free or does it cost anything? (Show the realia) Is this drink free or do I buy it? -Is American College a private school or is it free? -Is cleaning your room homework or housework?
The T gives the instruction (Now, take your paper, fold it and just look at the picture and guess the answers to these questions, then check with your partner). The teacher uses the ICQ "Are we reading or looking at the pictures first?" The T demonstrates what to do (fold the paper) and hands out the text. Ss look at the pictures and share their guesses in pairs. The T monitors while the ss work in pairs. Then we have WCFB. The T doesn't give the answers yet.
The T tells the ss to unfold their papers and read the text quickly to check if their guesses were right or wrong. The teacher sets a lime limit of 2 minutes to read. The T asks the ICQ, "Are you going to read slowly or fast?, Are you going to share your answers with your partner or your T first?" The T monitors while the ss are engaged to PW. Then there is WCFB.
The T regroups the ss as architects and accountants. The T gives the instruction "Now read the text again and match the numbers to their meaning". The ICQ is "Are we working alone or with our partner now?" Next the T tells the ss to move their chairs and make two groups of circles to check their answers. The T monitors as the ss work in groups. Then we will have W/C F/B.
The T tells the ss move their chairs back to its prior position. The T tells the ss to read the text again and answer the True/False questions. The ICQ is "Can some of the sentences be wrong?" The T asks the ss to check answers in pairs when they seem ready and she monitors them. When they are done the T tells that the F/B AK is under their chairs.
At this stage, the T asks the ss to complete the questions in the hand out with their partner. The teacher asks "Are you going to work alone or with your partner?". Then, the T hands out the papers. The ss work in pairs. The T hands out the AK and she monitors. Next, the T tells that one of the pairs is a student at school somewhere in the world and tells them that the other will ask the questions and the student character will answer. Ss practice the dialogue. The T monitors. The T asks them to switch roles and practice again. The T monitors. Finally, the T asks the ss to act out their dialogue when she is sure they are confident enough.