Title of Activity
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 activity is to develop reading literacy of pupils, to support their reading skills, to use their competencies to analyse the source text, to compare the present based on their experience and the future based on the text, to reinforce their language skills when verbalizing the results of their work. To analyse the text, to generalize, express insight, or respond by connecting to other texts or situations.
Before reading questions: The teachers have some motivational questions: e.g.: What do they think how the computers will affect our future lives. What will be the positive and negative impacts in the future? How far could technology go in revolutionizing our lives?
The students log in to the https://kahoot.it/
The teachers log in to the https://create.kahoot.it/login
Click the “Find kahoot” and find there “Mona Puzzle” (you can add to the filter that it is in English language and it is a quiz for schools). There is a multiple choice activity with comprehension questions about the text.
Connection to curriculum
Grade: 3rd grade of bilingual studies
Bilingual curriculum: The study of literature is focused during the third year on reading comprehension of literary texts which are based on the interests of the students which involves sci-fi, too. The aim of the curriculum is to teach students to work with the text, to analyse the texts. Understanding texts, weighing their merits, and utilizing the information they offer are skills that teenagers draw on throughout the curriculum.
Bibliographic reference to be used during the activity
Dan T. Sehlberg
Brunswick, Victoria Scribe Publications, 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 describes the possible future of the technology and how the computers can influence our life both in negative and positive ways. It can help students to discuss its positives and negatives.
The teacher monitors the students so as to make sure they cooperate effectively.