I developed some lesson plans and worksheets for each stage of the booklet.
The lesson plans are designed under the following guidelines:
Lesson time: 1 hour long
Lesson focus: Principally reading skills (subsidiary focus on vocabulary building and productive skills in conversation/writing)
Student level: Intermediate / IELTS 4 / B1 Threshold (Common European Framework)
Lesson plans: Each lesson has the following standard format:
1) warm-up activity
2) reviewing vocabulary
3) gist reading
4) intensive reading (main activity)
5) intensive reading (extra activity for fast finishers)
6) productive skills practice (either speaking or writing)
7) extension or homework activity
Teaching resources – original material: These include A4 sized worksheets and cut-outs, all of which are designed to be easily photocopiable.
Teaching resources – copyright material: In the original project, I did a dance lesson with the students at the end of stage 4. However, Japanese teachers using this resource in their classrooms will not be able to do this part of the project. So instead, I have prepared 2 possible extension listening activities for them. Both are derived from songs written by Caribbean artists:
a) ‘One Love’ by Bob Marley (reggae music) This song is slow enough for the students to follow and its message is close to that of the booklet topic. Therefore I have prepared a gap-fill activity for this.
b) ‘It’s Carnival’ by Destra Garcia (soca music) This song is very fast and contains a lot of slang, so it is not easy for students to follow. However, it gives the students a good indication of the kind of music played during the Notting Hill Carnival.