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Children Reading Lesson Plan

Children Reading Lesson Plan

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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
x
.
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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Learning Objectives:
Students learn new
Preparation Time:
20 minutesvocabulary through a text on reading.
Completion Time:
50–60 minutes
Skill:
Reading, Vocabulary
Level:
Upper Intermediate
Resources:
Children Reading Text, ChildrenReading Vocabulary Worksheet, Children ReadingVocabulary Answer Sheet, Children Reading Filler 
 
 © Pearson Education 2008PHOTOCOPIABLE
 
Children Reading Lesson Plan
 
KEY:1to deciphe2it remains to be seen3to curl up with4to launch5to come up with6to be in ones heyday7a twinkle in someones eye8an issue
9
to lose one’s way
10
to take someone / something seriously
When you have discussed their answers, tell students you are going to give them the text toread.
Tell them they are going to read the text for specific information.
Write three or four questions on the board. It’s up to you what you write, but questions couldinclude the following: What is
Puffin Post 
? When was it launched? What did these people do? (KayeWebb, Allen Lane, Roald Dahl, Jill McDonald). Name possible reasons why
Puffin Post 
lost its way.
Hand out the
Children Reading Text
Check students’ comprehension of the text by going through the answers to your questions. 
Practice (20 minutes)
Tell students they are going to look for some adjectives and nouns in the text.
Explain that you are going to give them some definitions and that they should find adjectivesand nouns which correspond to the definitions.
Hand out
Children Reading Adjectives Worksheet
and ask students to locate theadjectives and nouns. Tell them the adjectives are not in the same order as the text, but the nouns are. 
KEY:Exercise 11grumpy2idiosyncratic3cult4erudite
 
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