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The Reader Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a moving short film titled The Reader and the theme of literacy. In the lesson students write a narrative, watch a short film and discuss literacy strategies.

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This ESL lesson plan is designed around a moving short film titled The Reader and the theme of literacy. In the lesson students write a narrative, watch a short film and discuss literacy strategies.

 

 

Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)

Learner type: All ages

Time: 90 minutes

Activity: Writing a short story, watching a short film, and speaking

Topic: Reading and literacy

Language: Narrative structures

 

 

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13 comments on “The Reader Lesson Plan

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  5. Thanks again, Kieran. This worked very well this morning. Lots of issues to discuss from the video (illiteracy, motivation, relationships between educated children and their less educated parents, experiences of learning languages/learning to read etc.). I donated again last night and I just want to thank you sincerely for all your hard work- it’s really, really appreciated. I’d be absolutely lost without you and your brilliant lessons. I’ll donate again soon. Thank you.

    1. Hi Eavan,
      Thanks very much for commenting, the kind words and for generously donating to the site 🙂 Very much appreciated.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  6. I totally agree with you! Good to know that you have these moral principles as a teacher. Thank you!

    1. Hi Tatyana,
      thanks for the kind words.
      Cheers,
      Kieran

  7. It looks like it´s easy to do in class and the screenshots are perfect for visual literacy. As Eavan mentioned- lots of interesting topics to discuss. And also a fantastic piece for speaking and writing skills. This clip could also be used as a great intro leading up to a Reading exercise.

    John Ware

    1. Hi John,
      Thanks for commenting. I’m glad you like the lesson plan and see othe rpotential tasks.
      All the best,
      Kieran

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  9. thank you so much for sharing this lesson and all the others. very helpful. i used it ic class and it was a success. i got my students to write. they were really involved in writing though previously diong writing exercises was not their cup of tea. thanks again

    1. Hi Dorsaf,
      Thanks for letting me know how the lesson went. I’m really happy your students were engaged and enjoyed it.
      All the best,
      Kieran

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