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July 2, 2009

Ordering Activities Within a Lesson Plan

Here are some sequences to be mindful of when ordering activities within a lesson plan. One or several can be used in a single lesson plan.

  1. controlled practice
  2. accuracy testing
  3. free oral production
  1. non-affective/low-stress
  2. whole class
  3. small group
  4. pair
  5. individual
  6. higher speed/higher stress
  1. meaning-focus (comprehension)
  2. pattern-focus/vocabulary
  3. meaning-focus (production)
  1. listening input-meaning focus
  2. reading input-pattern & meaning
  3. writing output-accuracy checking
  4. oral output-communicative/meaning focus

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