How to prepare lesson plans for ESL reading comprehension lessons
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As a trainee or novice ESL teacher, you will have to know how to prepare reading comprehension lesson plans.
Reading comprehension skills are normally assessed by means of multiple-choice questions, and they are a standard part of almost all ESL certificates; consequently, if you want your students to succeed – make sure that your reading comprehension lesson plans are really good. One way in which this can be done is by using the so-called three P’s methodology which consists of three stages: presentation, practice, and production. In the presentation stage, trainee and novice ESL teachers should introduce and teach the reading comprehension material which the students will be required to master. The lesson plan should reflect this objective, and this can be achieved by engaging the class in discussions and activities relevant to the reading material before actually reading it. These will be motivators for generating interest in the reading material and the practice stage: discuss the title, the genre, the register, the author, and any other topics that may also be used as an introduction to the second stage.
For activities, make use of visual aids and videos to stimulate interest, for example: if the reading material is about ‘the Amazon rainforest’, show your ESL students a YouTube video on this topic. In the practice stage, the students engage in exercises and activities based on the reading material taught in the first stage. At this stage, the students will be guided by you, and this part of your lesson plan should be concerned with checking the students’ general understanding. This is can be done by engaging the whole class in questions and answers activity based on the reading material which should be read aloud by the students, or you could prepare a worksheet to check the students’ understanding of particular language points that have to be understood in order to progress to the last stage, e.g. idiomatic expressions and phrasal verbs. When you are asking questions, don’t forget to use concept checking in your lesson plans if you really want to be sure that the student has understood the reading material. You should also avoid showing the students the multiple-choice questions which will be used in the last stage. In the production stage, the ESL students will be required to do the reading comprehension multiple choice questions, but – without the guidance of the ESL teacher. The lesson plan should also allow time for correction, explanation, and analysis of the student’s responses to the multiple-choice questions. TIP For each question, your students should be able to justify their answers by underlining that part of the text which led them to choose a particular answer.
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- We are also permitted to make automated decisions with no human intervention in the following circumstances:
- The automated decision is necessary to enter into, or perform a contract, or complete a contract involving you and the Everything TEFL Ltd.
- The automated decision is allowed under a law passed at the European Union level, or at the level of the European Union or EEA member state level (i.e., is allowed under national law). The law will provide safeguards to protect your rights and freedoms.
However, you still have a general right to object in both of the above circumstances, providing reasons why you think the processing is having a negative effect on you. If you do object, we will carefully consider your reasons, and decide whether to review the decision-making process in your specific case.
Right to data portability
- If you have provided your information to Everything TEFL Ltd, you have the right to request and receive a copy of that information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
- You also have the right to ask us to send the information we hold about you to another organisation.
- There are some situations in which the right to data portability does not apply. For further information, please contact us.
Exercising your rights concerning the processing of your personal information
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights concerning the way in which we process your personal information, please contact:
Risk Management Team
Everything TEFL Ltd
28 – 32 Pembroke Street,
Republic of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (1) 554 6227
Your right to complain to a national data protection regulator (data protection supervisory authority)
- If you think we have processed your personal information unfairly or unlawfully, or we have not complied with your rights under GDPR, you have the right to complain to a national data protection regulator.
- Complaints about how we process your personal information can be considered by the data protection regulator.