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  • 1. Universidad de las AméricasFacultad de Educación Teaching Reading Methodology II Keyla Castro Rolando Contreras Professor: Carla Chávez
  • 2. Text 1: An Ecology of Houses, lower intermediatePatchwork Lesson Type of activity Sugestopedia; environmental sounds1 Engage Material A Radio Stage Pre-Reading Type of activity Predictions2 Activate Material Worksheet Stage Pre-Reading Type of activity Understand the text3 Activate Material Text, notebook Stage Pre-Reading Type of activity Inferences4 Study Material Text Stage During-Reading Type of activity Create a situation5 Activate Material Text, notebook Stage Post-Reading Type of activity Take good notes; look for the main idea6 Study Material Text Stage During-Reading Type of activity Concept Map7 Engage Material Text Stage Post-reading Type of activity Vocabulary game8 Study Material Scrabble gameboard, Stage Post-readingDevelopment 1. Engage Suggestopedia: Listening audio-relaxing music to Foster the students´ imagination of a landscape they would like to be. 2. Activate Students will develop a comparative chart about the advantages and disadvantages of living in the countryside and city according their appreciations. 3. Activate Students have to identify if the statement is an advantage or disadvantages. 4. Study  From the text divided by paragraph, students will have to make inferences and complete a worksheet of inferences statements. 5. Activate Students should work in group of 4 and create a specific situation about the text. Therefore, they have to expose their “history” in front of the class. 6. Study  The learners have to read the text again, but this time, the text will be modified, that is to say, the paragraph will be enumerated from number 1 up to 7. The aim of this modification is to identify the main idea of the paragraph. 7. Engage Give to learners a paper with a situation from the text, then, they have to illustrate the situation. 8. StudyVocabulary game: The class will be divided into 2 teams to develop a vocabulary game called ‘Scrabble. First, the teacher will give each group a list of concepts extracted from the text. Second, the Teacher will give each group a Gameboard. The idea is that each group should find 2 synonyms for each concept.
  • 3. Text 2: The Velociraptor- like Robot that could save your lifeAnswer the following questions 1. What animals were used as an inspiration to deliver Full’s investigation? - 2. What was the purpose of Leaping Lizard? - ‘Have a remarkable ability to stick a perfect landing after vaulting through the air’ 3. According to this statement, which animal does it correspond? - 4. How did operate the first Robot built by Full and his team? - 5. What is the new Full’s team project? Based on the first project. - 6. What did full discover in old scientific papers? - 7. What was the main focus of the Mathematical theory´s Full? - 8. How could Full observe and prove his theory? - 9. What do think about these technological advances? Can you refer about another type of technological advance which operate as rescue robots or machine? + +
  • 4. Text 3: Home they brought her Warrior DeadT -Write on the whiteboard the title of the poem and ask the students what comes into their Title minds when they read the title. -Show images about sadness by losing a close relative and ask them what would be a normal reaction in that kind of situation.P Paraphrase With a matching activity, students will have to choose the alternative that represents a paraphrase.C Connotation Show a brief introduction about sound devices and the literature figures. They have to identify if there is literature figures in the text.A Attitude With tone question, students have to identify what the author means with a extract of the poemS Shifts Find the main change tone in the poem identifying the keywords of the text.T Title First of all, students watch two images about dead. They have to choose just one of them which represent best the poem. Second, they have answered a question.T Theme First, students have to identify the character of the poem and then explain the poet`s idea about that subject.PoemHome they brought her warrior dead:She nor swooned, nor uttered cry:All her maidens, watching, said,„She must weep or she will die.‟Then they praised him, soft and low,Called him worthy to be loved,Truest friend and noblest foe;Yet she neither spoke nor moved.Stole a maiden from her place,Lightly to the warrior stepped,Took the face-cloth from the face;Yet she neither moved nor wept.Rose a nurse of ninety years,Set his child upon her knee—Like summer tempest came her tears—„Sweet my child, I live for thee.‟T. Title. I. What ideas come into your mind when you read this title?Possible answer: dead, pain, someone crying ………. II. What would be the normal reaction when a close relative die? Possible answer: I probably die, I wouldn`t like keeping living in this world, I would kill myself…….
  • 5. P. Paraphrase. I. Choose the correct paraphrasing sentence. 1. “Rose a nurse of ninety years, Set his child upon her knee “ A) An old woman who put his child upon her knee. B) The rose an old nurse put her child upon her knee because she commiserated. 2. “Home they brought her warrior dead: She nor swooned, nor uttered cry: “ A) As the poem says, the dead body was brought at home and the wife didn`t faint and cry. B) I think she didn`t faint and cry because she hadn`t resign yet. 3. “Like summer tempest came her tears” A) She began crying disconsolately for watching the dead body of her husband. B) Her tears came as a tempest summer C. Connotation. A. Attitude 1. What did the author want to say with “Like summer tempest came her tears” Possible answer: the author wanted to say that tears came as the summer tempest, they flowed unceasingly. The character let pain flow. 2. The author`s attitude toward the pain is………. Possible answer: The attitude toward the pain is let it flow and don`t keep a feeling inside 3. “Sweet my child, I live for thee”, the attitude toward this statement is…… Possible answer: After have suffered and cried for someone`s dead, the life continues and all the memories will be kept with love. The character will live for that loved person 4. What does the author mean “She must weep or she will die”.‟ Possible answer: It is not healthy hold the pain and not let it flow. Cry and let the feeling get out from our deep, itwill help you to recover your normal life and make you feel better day by day
  • 6. S. Shifts.Keywords: the main shift occurs at the phrase “Took the face-cloth from the face; “until the phrase” Like summer tempest came hertears”Lightly to the warrior stepped,Took the face-cloth from the face;Yet she neither moved nor wept.Rose a nurse of ninety years,Set his child upon her knee—Like summer tempest came her tears—„Sweet my child, I live for theePossible answers.The main shift occurs at the phrase Took the …….. Until like summer ( ike summer tempest indicate a metaphor)…..Which indicates the change of attitude of the woman …….. T. Title I. Which of these sentences represent best the poem? A) II. Why didn`t the woman cry and let her pain flow from the beginning?Possible answer: because she was trying of assume the dead of her husband and she was shocked. III. How is your appreciation about losing a close relative?Possible answer: it`s important to let our feeling flow and never keep our pain. It is also important spend themourning and allow the time cures the pain and keep living as normal possible you can with the good memories of theperson.T. Theme. 1. Identify the main character of the poem?Possible answer: the woman (wife). 2. Write a sentence explaining the poet`s ideas about the main character.Possible answer: the poet tried to show a reaction of someone when lose a close relative, in this case, her husband.She was shocked in seeing the dead body of her husband and non reaction allowed flow at the beginning.
  • 7. Text 4: To the QueenT Title Class discussion about the poemP Paraphrase Making inferencesC Connotation Students have to identify literary devices of the poemA Attitude Comparative chart identifying attitudes changeS Shifts Find the main change tone in the poem identifying the keywords of the text.T Title Compare first predictions with the new onesT Theme Whole class activity. Feedback from group activityT. Title- The teacher will ask the students about how they can encourage people who lost some beloved, to go on. Theobjective is generating a class discussion about it before focusing on the poem more detailed.The teacher will ask the students to read the first verse of the poem and they have to refer about what the understood.Example: I think we should be with the person and tell him/her to think about all the happy moments they spenttogether and encourage him/her to focus on her child he/she has, that they need him/her …1st Paragraph: O loyal to the royal in thyself, And loyal to thy land, as this to thee-- Bear witness, that rememberable day, When, pale as yet, and fever-worn, the Prince Who scarce had plucked his flickering life again? From halfway down the shadow of the grave, Past with thee through thy people and their love, And London rolled one tide of joy through all Her trebled millions and loud leagues of man And welcome! Witness, too, the silent cry, The prayer of many a race and creed, and clime--P. ParaphraseThe students should work in groups. The poem would be divides into 4 parts. Each group has to choose a part, read itand underlie a specific line, phrase or word. Therefore, the groups have to inference about the line or phrase chosen.Example:4 And fierce or careless looseners of the faith, And Softness breeding scorn of simple life, Or Cowardice, the child of lust for gold, Or Labour, with a groan and not a voice, Or Art with poisonous honey stolen from France, And that which knows, but careful for itself, And that which knows not, ruling that which knows To its own harm: the goal of this great world Lies beyond sight: yet--if our slowly-grown And crowned Republics crowning common-sense, That saved her many times, not fail--their fears Are morning shadows huger than the shapes That cast them, not those gloomier which forego
  • 8. The darkness of that battle in the West, Where all of high and holy dies away.C. Connotation- The teacher will make a review about literary devices and the students have o identify a metaphor, hyperbole,alliteration and imagery.The students could use the paragraphs from the Paragraph activity.Example:Part 1: O loyal to the royal in thyself, 1. A similate…. And loyal to thy land, as this to thee-- 1 2. A hyperbole… Bear witness, that rememberable day, When, pale as yet, and fever-worn, the Prince Who scarce had plucked his flickering life again From halfway down the shadow of the grave, Past with thee through thy people and their love, And London rolled one tide of joy through all Her trebled millions, and loud leagues of man And welcome! witness, too, the silent cry, The prayer of many a race and creed, and clime-- Thunderless lightnings striking under sea From sunset and sunrise of all thy realm, And that true North, whereof we lately heard A strain to shame us keep you to yourselves; So loyal is too costly! Friends--your love Is but a burthen: loose the bond, and go.‘A. Attitude-The students have to create a comparative chart, identifying when the attitudes change.Example: Happiness Sadness Fear Angry Hopeful Bear witness, that Thunderless From sunset and sunrise of all rememberable day, lightnings striking thy realm, When, pale as yet, and under sea fever-worn, the Prince Who scarce had plucked his flickering life again From halfway down the shadow of the grave,The students can include more attitudes.S. ShiftsExample:Keyword: From thine and ours: for some are scared, who mark, or wisely or unwisely, signs of storm
  • 9. T. TitleThe teacher will ask the students what they learn about the poem, making a comparison with the activity about Title atthe beginning.T. ThemeWhole class activityFeedback from group activity. What has each group learned about using metaphor as a way of describing people andmaking them come alive?Children from each group to share work and comment on each others work.