Reading skill lesson plan (joining visual with non visual info)
Lesson PlansDiploma TEFL Workshop Hira Mukhtar Allama Iqbal Open University, Raza block, Allama Iqbal town Lahore
Lesson Plan No. 3• Class: 13th• Skill practiced: Reading skill• Time duration: 45 minutes• Resources: Prepared slides, newspaper cuttings, white board, board markers• Topic: Joining visual with non-visual information
Objectives• Understanding the importance of non- visual information• Read fluently• Infer the given text• Comprehend the text well
Preparation• Oracy (5 minutes): Showing random alphabets, familiar words, meaningful sequence and students will recall what the see• Wrap up (5 minutes): Explanation of non- visual information and importance of mind in reading process
Presentation• Oracy (5 minutes): Reading of a newspaper cutting and group discussion about the reading• Wrap up (5 minutes): The students will tell the main idea of what they read
Practice• Oracy (15 minutes): Reading of a passage with words having jumbled letters using non-visual information• Wrap up (5 minutes): Explanation of active involvement of mind in the process of reading to read the jumbled letters and showing some optical illusions for examples
The phenomenal power of the human mindI cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd wahtI was rdanieg.The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid! Aoccdrnigto a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosntmttaer inwaht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olnyiprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in therghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you cansitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae thehuamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, butthe wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? Yaeh, and I awlyasthought slpeling was ipmorantt.
Concentrate on the sign in the middle, after a while you will notice that this moving purple dot will turn green! Look at the sign a bit longer and you‘ll notice that all dots except the green one will disappear.
Production• Activity (5 minutes): Reading of a passage in which letters are replaced with numbers• The students will take turns in reading that passage
AssessmentStudents will be assessed formally on their ability to – read fluently – infer the given text – comprehend the text well• Reading of a passage (it can be from their text books) in which some letters are replaced with numbers and will be assessed on rubric for this
Rubric for assessing studentsSkill Excellent Good Satisfactory WeakFluencyAccuracyGuessingwordsUsing non-visualinformationMarking keyExcellent: 4 pointsGood: 3 pointsSatisfactory: 2 pointsWeak: 1 point
Works Cited• Erwin, B. (1991). The relationship between background experiences and students’ comprehension: a cross-cultural study. Reading Psychology, 12, 43-61.• Johnson, P. (1982). Effects on Reading Comprehension of Building Background Knowledge. TESOL Quarterly, 16, 503- 516.• http://www.readbookonline.net/readOnLin e/2179/