The English language skills have become quite important for almost every person in the world. English is considered most widely understood and spoken second language in the world. Various methodologies are being used for teaching English as a second language.The use of computer and Internet has expanded for language learning and practice. But while using these modern means of learning, little attention has been given to the quality of interaction among English L2 speakers in conversational text or voice chat rooms. It has been pointed out in various studies that method of using conversational text instead of voice chats is more useful and effective. Not all aspects of the text chat and face-to-face environments are similar. In text chat, it is possible for several participants to participate simultaneously.This unit is designed for the pupils of primary level around the age of 10 years. This unit contains some dialogues, narratives and some interesting and absorbing exercises for enhancing listening and speaking capabilities of pupils.The topic of unit is quite interesting. The unit revolves round the unlucky Friday 13th. It focuses on the superstitious aspect of western culture. The topic of unit not teaches language skills but it also introduces non-native pupils to the culture of the western society. The unit theme is quite absorbing and motivating. Pupils would automatically try to speak about the unfortunate incidents took place in the life Emily on that unlucky Friday.
Lesson Plan I
A lesson plan is a comprehensive and predetermined schedule of every activity of teacher in classroom for achieving optimal results. A lesson plan can be of many forms and types. It usually depends on time span, style of educator and type of subject to be taught. But the basic and main objective of any type of lesson plan is to provide teacher a pre-planned line of action for presenting materials and interacting with learners. The lesson plan should not be merely a action plan but it should provide a useful link between objectives of curriculum and material to be taught.
Learning objectives for this lesson are:
To develop listening and understanding ability in students.
To develop students listening and subsequently speaking skills by giving them simple drills and by providing listening opportunities with simple and interesting text.
Review and practice of listening, understanding and speaking with correct pronunciation.
Understanding language varieties, identity, and culture.
- Practicing reading methods with correct pronunciation.
The teaching aids (Materials)
Textbooks or photocopies of the unit for each student.
Guidelines for listening and understanding the text.
Audio or if possible Audio-visual equipment for narrating the text and dialogues in clear and audible sound.
Charts or pictures showing a particular position of Emily as shown in the book.
Background Knowledge (Motivation)
Motivate students by telling them about the poor Emily who faced lot of hardships on unlucky Friday. Tell the students background of Friday 13th that is considered unlucky. Tell them how much hardships she faced on that particular day but how boldly she faced them. Encourage students to be bold if such situation may arise in their daily routine. It will create intimacy with the character.
Tell students about the new words or difficult words used in the unit.
Introduce all the words in interesting and attractive way. If possible use some objects for introducing new words. It will be enhance vocabulary of students.
The lesson procedures
Use audio equipment if available or read out the narratives and dialogues with a slow and understandable pace.