Title of Activity
Fat and Thin
Description of educational activity
Duration: 90 minutes
Pupils’ age: 15-19
Organization of the class of pupils: group work
The aim of the lesson: The aim of the lesson is to improve the reading literacy of the students. To improve their reading comprehension and to be able to understand and describe characters. Another goal is to make the pupils develop their skill of using the appropriate language structures to express their opinions.
Support materials: The text of the story.
Evaluation and assessment method:
Effect of the activity on RSP reading: Practices that support students´ choice, collaboration, and shared control of learning outcomes can be linked to self-expressed interest in reading and engaged reading behaviour. Teachers can organize reading instruction to develop self-efficiency, competence, and engagement in teenage students.
Connection to curriculum
Grade: 1 – 4 grade of secondary studies
Curriculum: The study of literature is focused on reading and comprehending literary texts of historical and cultural importance and relevancy either in the world or Czech literature. Students are taught to work with texts and information in different ways, to adopt the processes of analysis, synthesis, induction, deduction, generalization, abstraction, specification, comparison, organization, selection. The students should be able to interpret, summarize and evaluate the texts.
Bibliographic reference to be used during the activity
Love and other stories
Publisher: The University of Adelaide Library (e-book)
Year of issue: 2014
The expected outcomes of the lesson are:
Both the teaching method and the text can help in increasing students’ interest in reading. This text shows a change of a character’s behaviour during a short time. The teacher monitors the students to make sure they cooperate effectively.