1. Topic-
Students talk about different kinds of books and what they like to read.
 
2. Content-
Students discuss books that they enjoy reading and learn names of different types of books. Students understand and internalize literary term: genre. Students share favorite books through series of group and paired group activities.
 
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Students will learn vocabulary for types of book
2.Students will be able to express opinions about books they like reading
3.Students will compile list of books that are important to them
4. Students will combine these in three main tasks: A short oral PP presentation/writing of a book review/ creating a radio TV program according to model on BBC.
 
4. Objectives-
1.Students will express opinions about favorite books and writers
2.Students will give short presentation to class about book they have read recently and interact with peers answering and taking questions
3.Students will create mock radio program to show books that are most valuable to them
 
5. Materials and Aids-
School textbook (Introduction to Literature, CD, PowerPoint presentation (computer and screen), blu- tack, cards for vocab game, handouts for mingle activity and speaking/writing activity, colored pens and paper. Examples of realia (books that I have read) and pictures of writers
 
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Show them pictures of bookshops from Istanbul and some examples of books that you like reading.Tell students you like reading?
2.Ask them if they like reading and where they can buy books.
3. Get students to give as many reasons as possible why they like reading.(to discover new places, to learn about people's feelings)-make diagram on board
 

B. Development-

1.Show them book that you have most recently bought-example Dr-Who. What kind of book is it.
2.Explain that everyone likes a different kind of book"Ĥe.g. I like science fiction. Get them to explain types of book they like

3.Use PowerPoint to highlight that English teachers use word 'genre' to describe type of book. Give them some examples of genre
 

C. Practice-

1. Ask some students to explain what types of book they like-and what genre they are
2.Split class into two teams. Put examples of famous books on board-e.g.Dracula, Harry Potter etc
3.Students one forward and must give example sentence to explain genre e.g. Dracula is a horror book.Horror books are about frightening things like vampires and monsters.
 

D. Independent Practice-

1. Students do mingle activity. Give them a list with 15 sentences about class's reading habits
E.g.____________ likes reading adventure stories
IN 'Find Someone Who' activity-they must go around class and find someone who likes this kind of book and ask additional information. E.g. Ahmet likes reading Adventure Stories. He especially enjoys Lord of the Rings.

2. The class reports back about each statement on the sheet and gives information-this allows extension of topic
3.This can be continued and class may conduct short survey and present in graphical form (alternative is to do this in small groups of -they then report findings to class in table/bar chart form
 

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.The class is quite large so group work may have to be done instead of just allowing students to mingle.
2. Students may have to be helped in producing ideas for why they like books and vocabulary support given"Ĥalthough this is primarily a skills lesson
3. All instructions will be given through us elf power-point-so that students can follow and assignments will be given on handouts
 

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Teacher talks about her favorite book she has read in presentation-language is analyzed on worksheet and students are given model text with key vocabulary
2.Through comprehension and correction exercises students arrive at a model which they can use...
3.Finally students are given time to produce notes and a model of their own-either as writing exercise or if time as presentation of their own-this may be extended to PowerPoint presentation of their own
Teacher uses simple rubric to give positive feedback---and tips for improvement
 

G. Closure-

1.Teacher chooses a number of students to give their presentation
2.Teacher repeats key terms-why we like to read and genre
3. Teacher tells students about Desert Island Discs program on BBC Radio-students choose their best 6 books to take to desert island and create their own program showing their own books and personal importance for them. Example is given in handout and on PowerPoint
 
7. Evaluation-
1.Students are asked to make short-power point presentation about favorite book/most recent book they have read (This will be assessed by peers in class the next week)
2.Wall display is created with book reviews and other teachers may assess them according to rubric. (Content,Interest, Grammar, Vocab, appropriacy etc)
3. Desert Island Discs program is recorded on video/audio and played back to class and other groups evaluate according to peer rubric chart and give feedback! Best ones are given prize.
 

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