Date: 05.04.2012

Teacher: Irina Bučinska

Observer: Larisa Sardiko

Form 7



Thinking:  learning to see the problem situation and to formulate the problem

Subject-specific: working out the effective selecting vocabulary system

Abbreviations: T (teacher), P (pupils), POV – point of view, *vocabulary provided by the teacher, O (observer), TTF (thinking task framework)

Vocabulary problem 1: how to select the words – pupils share your ideas – 15 min

P.1. think where we want to use words

P2. Do not learn difficult rarely used words

P3. Think about words you can use everywhere, talk or write about them.

4. use translations or read books on the theme you are interested

5. Make a list of words and  learn words you have written out

6. divide words into parts of speech

7. if somebody is a gamer s/he may play only English games and learn the titles

8. watch films with subtitles ??? because in films we can hear how to T. pronounce? P. yes

T. reminds of the problem: how to select

9. make two columns – for lesson and for life but learn all. T. why do we learn them for a lesson???

10. learn the words basing on your hobbies but in various areas; it can be on any aim

11. read books and learn words that are in dialogues of heroes because we first need words for speaking T. Why? P. our aim is to speak in English T. focuses on the AIM here

12. you should think about the words you used most in Russian and translate them into English

15 min passed

T. draws attention to the best experience: Pupil N uses n12 technique and then uses words in compositions (through self-study) and chooses the topic on the words she learns and writes the composition

Home task: read the text, choose 6 words and evaluate why and how you selected the word

Teacher's comments: this lesson was meant to make pupils reflect on their vocabulary learning, see the problems and start looking for effective strategies to solve problems. Further steps: next time in class we will make the list more systematic and create an ENV model proceeding from the list

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