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MERLOT II


    

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Material:

ESL Flow

Rating: 4 stars
Used in Course: Not used in course
Submitted by: Chia-Hui Li (Student), Feb 19, 2002
Comment: Here is the URL http://humanities.byu.edu/linguistics/lp/lps5.html that I found through http://www.eslflow.com.

It is a "speaking" lesson plan for "adults."
The proficiency level of this lesson plan is "intermediate."
The "terminal objective" is for Students to be able to generate authentic language in meaningful situations.
The "short objectives" are for students to be able to ask questions for clarification,
and be able to summarize and explain stories produced by other class members.

The advantages of this lesson:
The teaching procedure is very clear, and also includes the minutes of each item.
The compose type is very clean and easy for readers to read.
It is good that the description of the teaching content provides a lot of details.
For instance, instead of asking students to speak freely, the teacher perpares many pictures for students as speaking topic examples.
To pair up students not only provides everyone has the chance to speak and but also summarize and explain their partners' stories.
Besides, it mentions that students have to use the wh-questions at the beginning or at the end of the activity. It is good that the instruction tells us the students just studied this in grammar class yesterday. So, we don't have to worry if the students don't know how to use wh-questions.
Moreover, we can tell that the teacher walks around to check each group and provides students assistance.
At last, I like the part, self evaluation. It is vivid that I can feel the teacher, Susan Sheppard, evaluates herself after she does the lesson plan. She also gives herself suggeations to improve this lesson in the future.

The disadvantages of this lesson:
Owing to there are many student groups in the class, it is impossible for the teacher to check the conversation contents all the time. As a result, the students may have grammar errors or usage mistakes that the teacher can not correct them immediately.