Lesson Plan : Grammar Review

Teacher Name:
 M. Weber
Grade:
 College/University
Subject:
 Language Arts

Topic:
 Criminal Investigation based on A. Hitchcock's 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'
Content:
 Present/Past Simple, Continuous and Perfect Tenses Detective/Mystery vocabulary Speaking practice Grammar review
Goals:
 By reviewing the time phrases and tense forms in 'Deadly Mistake', the group should formulate speech in each tense and identify any further time adverbials/phrases for each tense. This will help them to practice formulating ?s and help to recycle passive knowledge into active production. The police/witness exercise will give them further speaking practice.
Materials:
 DVD, flip chart, CD The Da Vinci Code, Handouts Hitchcock, Deadly Mistake
Introduction:
 Ask class to tell us about A. Hitchcock Short vocabulary/recycling game
Development:
 Go over tenses and make a sample of for each tense on the flip chart. Students provide the possible a detective might ask a witness of a crime.
Practice:
 Split the class into 2 groups...the police and the witnesses. While the police brainstorm is it possible the witnesses watch the murder scene.
Accommodations:
 The teacher circulates during the interviews to make sure that the right tenses et. al. are being used, and makes a list of possible items that need correcting/reformulation.
Checking For Understanding:
 If time permits the reformulated items are written up on the flip chart for examination.
Closure:
 Police retell the story and then watch the DVD to see if their interpretation of the interviews matches the original story.
Evaluation:
 Conscious appreciation of and implementation of the targeted tenses. Active use of the target language.

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