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Children Reading Lesson Plan
Warm-up (5–10 minutes)
Ask students to discuss the following questions, either in pairs or small groups.
When you were a child, did you like reading? What kind of things did you read? Why did youread?
When they have shared their memories, feed back as a class.
Presentation (20–25 minutes)
Tell students they are going to read a text about children reading, but that first they will beworking with some vocabulary.
Tell them that you are going to give them a list of ten items of vocabulary and that they shouldfirst look through the vocabulary on their own. If they are confident that they know the vocabulary andthat they can use it, they should put a
next to it. If they have come across it but are hesitant about itsmeaning or how to use it, they should put a
, and if they do not know it, they should put an
Hand out the
Children Reading Vocabulary Worksheet
and ask students to look at 1-10 onthe top half of the page.
When they have finished working individually, ask them to compare their knowledge with theperson next to them. They may find that they can build up their knowledge together.
Go through any remaining gaps as a class.
To check comprehension, ask students to do the exercise at the bottom of the worksheet.They should make connections with the vocabulary as they are not synonyms. For example, a code isdeciphered and someone might curl up with a book on the sofa. The answers are only suggested, andstudents may well be able to make their own connections.
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