9 Course components of Lift Off 1-6 Student’s Book and WorkbookTeacher’s BookFlashcardsPostersWebsite:9
10 Understanding the teaching approach Differentiation in materials:Lift Off includes the following icons to helpteachers deal with less and more able learners withintheir classes (this could also be useful for teachers who lose time in the term for whatever reason and need to identify core materials to cover in limited time).C = core materials, these need to be taught in order to cover all the syllabusD = desirable materials, these could be taught in order to consolidate learningE = extension materials, these may be used for fast finishers or if the teachers find they have a free lessonImportance of this for mixed ability classes
11 Understanding the teaching approach Differentiation in materials:Lift Off icons will appear in the following materialsAll Units Lessons 1 – 3 of Student’s Book COREAll Units Lessons 1 – 3 of Workbook CORESaudi Review DESIRABLESaudi Review EXTENSION
16 Cognitive skills of matching and identifying C = COREAccompanying WkBkCognitive skills of matching and identifying
17 Choosing correct words C = COREGap fillsChoosing correct wordsWkBkTrue or False activities
18 Choosing correct words C = CORERe-ordering wordsPersonalizingWkBkChoosing correct words
19 C = COREWriting answersPersonalizingWkBkCorrecting errors
20 D = DESIRABLENEWDesirable section = Saudi ReviewGrammar study
21 A bilingual dictionary helping the learners to make meaning by linking English and Arabic text – learners could also make their own visual dictionary by adding small pictures.Dictionary at back of Student bookNo pictures at this level
22 SPECIAL FEATURES LOOK box to highlight tricky language points PAIRWORK Special features of SBCHECK – learners check each other’s workREVIEW – with GRAMMAR STUDY box. Learners study in class and copy for homework.
23 Covering the syllabus of Lift Off 2 How fast should you teach?Lift Off 2 is designed be covered completely in the second semester of Grade 7, the first year of the Intermediate Stage. In order to ensure that you cover all the teaching material, please use a calendar to check how many teaching weeks there are in that particular semester. Then carry out this calculation:Number of weeks x 4 (the number of class lessons per week)10 (the number of units in Lift Off 2)The result of the calculation will tell you how many class lessons you can devote to each unit of Lift Off in order to cover all ten units of the Student’s Book in the first semester [your students should do most or all of the workbook activities as homework].Timings
30 Discussion points The speed of teaching 1 How many weeks are there in the first semester?2 How many lessons are there each week?3 What lessons are you doing this week?4 What should you do if you are going too fast?5 What should you do if you are going too slowly?Discuss these with participants
32 Getting to Know the Materials The contents and componentsLift Off SummaryThere are 40 teaching lessonsThere are 10 units with 3 lessons in themThere is a revision lesson every unitThe Pupil’s Book and Workbook are combinedThere is a Teacher’s BookThere are flashcardsThere is a CDGetting to Know the MaterialsIn pairs, please use your Student’s Book and Activities Books to answer the questions on Handouts One and TwoSummary
33 Understanding the teaching approach Review lessons [every unit]:revise the vocabulary of the previous unitrevise listening, speaking and pronunciation of the previous unitrevise reading and writing from the unitSummary
34 Understanding the teaching approach Important points:Lift Off stresses use of language more than teaching grammar BUT it does highlight Grammar in the lessons.Lift Off highlights useful phrases in LOOK.Lift Off stresses literacy.The Student’s Book presents new language.The Workbook practises new language.The teaching notes have a clear structure and are easy to use.Summary
35 The Teacher’s Book is YOUR lesson plan It contains: aims language materials exercise notes homework core materials desirable/extension materialsSummary
36 The PPT has exploded! Help! What can you remember? What are the key features of Lift Off?
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