Teaching practice #2 (out of 8) is done! And another above standard :) I hope the trend continues. Anyway, I had to do a reading lesson and found the "Celta way" quite helpful in making an interesting kind of lesson. Here's what I did:
1. Context. My article was about waiting in airports, so I introduced the lesson by talking about Incheon and how, although I'm usually impatient I like waiting at Incheon because it's so nice. Then, the students talked for a couple minutes and thought of 5 things people do in airports while waiting.
2. Pre-Reading Task. The article was about this guy who stayed in Charles De Gaulle airport for 17 years because he initially had visa/refugee issues but then he liked it so he just stayed. I gave the students very minimal information (a guy stayed in Paris' airport for 17 years) and asked them to think about some possible reasons why.
3. Skim-Reading Task. They had a very short time and had to figure out which of their predictions was correct.
4. Main-Reading Task. They read the article carefully and answered some T/F questions, as well as talked with their partner about 3 good and 3 bad things about this guy's life.
5. Post-Reading Task. They had to pretend that they could meet the guy in person and come up with some interesting questions they could ask him. Then, one person pretended to be the guy in the airport and the other one was a newspaper reporter who had to interview him.
Overall, it went really well and I think I'll definitely use this style of lesson plan for any reading/listening lessons that I do.