I tried the Alien Attack lesson again today and with a few changes but the result was more or less the same as Monday. In terms of the introduction, this time I explained and listed on the white board what was going to happen in the lesson:
1. Q and A about alien movies
2. Alien attack video clip
3. Alien attack strategies (vocab)
5. Ss alien attack defence Q and A
I have no reason to believe that explaining the lesson in such a way before starting made any impact on the success of the lesson, but it's probably a good habit to get into. I'm sure the keener students and my co-teacher will appreciate it.
Just like on Monday, the students did well with the 'What's your favourite alien movie?' Q and A and enjoyed the movie clip. Also, this time I tried asking some follow up questions like 'Why do you like that movie?' 'I didn't see that one(even if I did)....What's the story?' This was good because the students found it easy to talk about something they liked. But, it did use up a lot of valuable class time minutes.