Students’ age range: 10-12
Topic: Reading Fluency
Description: This is a strategy that can be used throughout different age levels of EFL learners. Students at all levels work in small groups and have various roles to help understand the reading
The lesson plan prepared below is for basic learners. The roles of the students are made a little simpler at this level. This strategy can help at basic and independent
This strategy works best when students are given various leveled readers to choose from.
1. Introduce levelled readers which are short stories directed specifically to a student’s level of
English. (The example we will use is: ExoticPlaces .
Explain that these types of readers are developed specifically for EFL learners to support reading comprehension and other reading skills. These readers are available for all ages and levels from adult
2 A simulation class for basic learners will now occur.
Break into groups of 4-5 students.
Review the title and the title page of the example book. Brainstorm ideas in groups about.
3.The students look at the pictures of exotic places and try and guess what country,
where each place is and the nationality of the people from that place. They write
their answers on poster paper in groups. The teacher then reads about each exotic
place and the students check their answers. They then correct any information and compare answers with another group. The teacher can observe and help when needed.
Watch short YouTube video about places and people around the world (this is
something you could have them do at home too)
4. Students can use the words and pictures from the previous activity to order the
story as they watch
5. Look through the book and write down 5 words designated to their role.