These are the steps I followed with my students to present the lesson:
1. Introduced key vocabulary they needed to know to understand the story. My students have a visual dictionary they fill in as they acquire new content.
2. We go over sentences that focus on the key vocabulary with context clues.
3. We have a discussion by going over their answers of personal questions that again focus on the key vocabulary.
4. Then I read the story to them in the form of a Google Presentation. The photos with the text aid their comprehension. But I still make sure they understand by posing either/or, yes/no or true/false questions.
5. I pass a copy of the story with comprehension questions for homework.
1. Students answer 5 questions related to the story they heard the day before.
2. I have an ordering the story activity. My students all have Chromebooks so I have them go to my website to access the link for the ordering activity done in Textivate. It could also be printed and done on paper.
3. We then go over multiple choice questions about the story together as a class. I usually divide the class into two teams and they all have to write their answers on their whiteboards in order to earn a point for their team. (This activity is also done on Textivate thorough my Smartboard)
4. Students are assigned a gap-fill activity of the story as homework. It could be done as a worksheet or as an online activity through Textivate.
1. I display a short paragraph about the story with errors my students have to correct. We go over the corrections.
2. I do a listening activity by having my students look at photo collage of the story. They have to listen to my statements and match to the corresponding number photo on the collage.
3. I then distribute a paper with sentences for them to read and match to the previous collage. They also have to put the story back in order.
4. For homework they have to go to my website and listen to a short dictation. They have to complete it on the this sheet.
1. We go over the dictation. I show them the script and they make corrections. I do some either/or, yes/no or true/false questions.
2. Start a new lesson.
Here is a link for a Google document with all the resources I used on this lesson.
Student resources can be found here
I would love to know how you incorporate commercials into your lessons.