Time should be adapted accordingly
Duration: 45 minutes
Objective: Enhance students’ vocabulary related to the theme of crime, practice question formulation skills, and engage in interactive discussions about different perspectives on crime presented in the stories.
Warm-Up (5 minutes)
- Title Assignment:
- Ask each student to come up with a new, creative title for the text they crafted in the previous lesson.
- After a couple of minutes, students share their original titles and the new ones they’ve proposed.
- Briefly discuss the importance of a title in capturing the story’s essence and setting its mood or tone.
Reading and Identifying Lexis (10 minutes)
- Divide students into four groups, assigning each one of the previously crafted texts.
- Instruct students to underline or highlight words and phrases related to crime in their respective texts.
- Each group shares their findings.
Lexical Set Activity (10 minutes)
- On the board, draw four columns for categories of crime found in the texts: Theft & Robbery, Violence, Deception & Scams, Supernatural Crimes.
- Students classify the words/phrases they found into these categories.
- Discuss any words/phrases that don’t fit neatly and why.
Question Creation Activity (5 minutes)
- Ask students to craft 2-3 open-ended questions based on their text, focusing on the crime theme. Emphasize formulating questions that elicit detailed responses.
- Allow pairs/small groups to brainstorm and refine their questions.
- Each group quickly shares 1-2 of their questions with the class.
Rotational Interview Role Play (10-12 minutes)
- Organize «interview stations.» One group at each station acts as «interviewees» representing characters from their text.
- Other groups rotate among the stations, acting as «interviewers» using their crafted questions.
- Each session lasts for 3-4 minutes. After each session, the interviewing group moves to the next station.
- Ensure each group gets the chance to both interview and be interviewed.
Wrap-Up and Reflection (3-5 minutes)
- Regroup and discuss the different responses received during the interviews.
- Highlight any interesting insights or revelations from the discussions.
- Homework/Extension Activity: Ask students to reflect on the most compelling responses they received during the interviews and to write a brief reflection on how these answers deepened their understanding of the text or theme.
Materials and Resources
- Copies of the student-crafted texts.
- Board and markers.
- Notebooks and pens for students.
Assessment: Students will be assessed based on participation in group activities, the quality of questions they formulate, and their engagement during the interviews.
Adaptations for Online Learning: If this lesson is conducted online, utilize breakout rooms for group and pair activities. Use digital tools like MIRO or Google Docs for brainstorming and collaborative question crafting.