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Teaching Readers of English

Objectives

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

  1. Read for fun skimming and guessing the meaning of difficult words.
  2. Read for scanning and answer some questions on details of the selected part of the reader.
  3. Act the scenes included in the selected part of the reader.

Teaching Aids

Set-book, Class board, mind mapping, video film… etc.

Learning Strategies

Individual, pair, and group work. Playing roles, analysing and summarizing…

Warm-Up (Reviewing)

  • Ask about the author and characters of the reader and the location(s) where the events happened.
  • Remind students of the main events of the previously taught part.
  • Ask some questions about the main events of the previously taught part.

Presentation (Viewing)

  • Target Vocabulary: Write the key vocab.
  • Target Structure: Write the main structures you will focus on.
  • Target Function: Write the main language functions.

Steps of Introducing the New Part:

  1. Before reading, ask students to guess (expect) what events are going to happen using the pictures found.
  2. Write one or two questions on the board on the main points of the part and ask students to read silently and quickly to answer those questions and underline any difficult words.
  3. After answering the pre-questions written on the board, give students a general idea of the part, presenting the new vocabulary through using synonyms, antonyms, mind mapping, full sentences, and real situations.
  4. Deal with target structures and functions if found.

Practice

  1. Write more questions (different types) on the board on details.
  2. Then ask students to read the part again but carefully this time to answer the questions written on the board. Students can work in pairs to answer the questions.
  3. Elicit the answers from students.
  4. Show students the scenes of the part on a video film (if found).
  5. Divide students into groups and distribute the roles among them to present the scenes of the part.
  6. In the end, ask some students to come to the front and present a summary for the whole part using First, Secondly, Next, Then, Later, Finally …

Assessment

  • Ask: What have we learned today?
  • Ask some questions to elicit the main events.
  • Ask students to write a summary for the part as a homework assignment.
  • Assign some more questions on the part for students to answer in writing at home.
  • Ask some critical thinking questions on the chapter.

Previewing

  • Specify the next part of the reader for students to read.
  • Write one or two pre-questions (different types) on the next part and ask students to answer them at home after reading the part.

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