Lesson Plan : Passive Words

Teacher Name:
 Erin Lattner
Grade:
 College/University
Subject:
 World Languages

Topic:
 Things that changed the world. Who changed it? Why was there need for change? What else needs to be done.
Content:
 Passives Sentences and the use of tense.
Goals:
 ability to recognize different forms of passive sentences in different tenses
Objectives:
 1- knowledge of passive in simple present, past simple, present perfect and will future tenses. 2- recognizing passive sentences 3- recognizing tenses in passive sentences 4- making passive sentences using the above mentioned tenses
Materials:
 students book, work book
Introduction:
 Discuss the title, make the students give examples of different inventions that changed the world. Tell the students that you will be focusing on the invention of x-ray among all the other examples given. Relate the issue to passive voice. Explain the students that you will be teaching that about the passive voice.
Development:
 Let the students make sentences from the "starter" section on page 78. explain why and how those senteces are passive. Explain the students that we use the passive voice when we are interested in the object of an active sentence. (ie. we don't care who makes the Nikon Cameras-we are simply interested in where they are made) Explain the students how to identify a passive sentence (to be-past participle). Tell the students to read the text "A photograph that changed the world" - make them follow you while read the passage out loud. While reading check with the students if they are familiar with all the vocabulary. If you come across with words unknown by any student, describe or mime the unknown word so the student guesses the Turkish meaning of the unknown word - if you can't, simply tell the Turkish meaning of the word.
Practice:
 1- Make the students to underline the passive sentences in the reading text. When they are done, let them tell the sentences they underlined so that you make sure all the passive sentences in the text are underlined by all students. 2- Exercise 1 (true or false) 3- Grammar spot (explain how the related tenses are used in passive sentences by the examples given in the grammar reference 10.1 page 139)
Accommodations:
 If there are students who made mistakes, let the ones who didn't make mistakes to tell the correct answer and how he or she found the correct answer.
Checking For Understanding:
 Students will take a short quiz on the use of passives in sentences.
Closure:
 tell the students that they've done a good job. Give brief information about the next lesson (history of paper)
Evaluation:
 -students are able to identify passive sentences -students are able to recognize the tenses in passive sentences -students are able to use "to be - past participle" with different tenses in passive sentences

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