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GENERAL INFORMATION Name of activity: What makes a hero? Activity to aid in the learning of the following LEVEL VI objective: Al finalizar este curso, el estudiante será capaz de crear e interpretar, en situaciones diversas, textos orales y escritos moderadamente demandantes. De igual manera, podrá describir, exponer y presentar hechos y procedimientos realizados por él u otras personas, con fluidez moderada y algunos errores estructurales.


OBJECTIVES *Assessing achievement, a committee discussion.

Competencies to develop : 

Competencies to develop Skills focus: Participating in conversations not only expressing attitudes and opinions but also exchanging and justifying opinions effectively. Students must perform throughout the presentation in the following areas: grammar and vocabulary, pronunciation, fluency and ability to take part in conversation.


TOPICS Deciding who should get a heroism prize


INSTRUCTIONS Warmup: The teacher begins the class by writing on the board “ A HERO IS SOMEONE WHO? “T. puts students in pairs and tells them to complete the sentence .Afterwards, ask the pairs to share their sentences to the rest of the class. What heroic qualities do heroes have? The teacher elicit s the students to share their opinion to the whole class. While the teacher writes all their opinions on the whiteboard, like Heroes…Inspire people, are not afraid to take risks, help other people to improve their lives etc..

Instructions : 

Instructions Guided practice: The teacher then shows the students a video to demonstrate that there are many people suffering and that there is always someone who sacrifices his/her life for others .http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP2jXYWeOp4des, Then the Teacher tells the students that someone was fighting to ban landmines and won .Then T. will present another video with the interview of Jody Williams - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6ebS9jXeVkn Then the teacher asks her students to read the handouts with the biographies of 3 other Nobel Peace Prize .


INSTRUCTIONS Application: The students are going to work in groups of 4. They are going to award an annual prize of heroism . Students are going to read the description of three more candidates . Afterwards they are going to choose the candidate who, in their opinion ,has the most heroic qualities. Students are given 4 minutes to read individually. After students have individually chosen their candidate . T. tells them to walk around the class and sit next to someone who has chosen the same candidate.


INSTRUCTIONS This is a good way of mixing pairs or groups. With their group Ss are going to focus on their candidate .They are going to read the text again carefully and answer these questions. 1-In which areas have your candidate achieved important objectives? 2-How did your candidate achieve these objectives? 3-What qualities of heroism does your candidate have? 4-Does your case for your candidate have any weak points? 5-Make a list of your main points and put them in the best order. Ss are going to prepare the case for giving their candidate the prize. Present your case to the other members of the committee (whole class) .They will defend their candidate and try and find weaknesses in your arguments. As a group make a final decision on which candidate to choose.


EVALUATION Informal evaluation: Once all pairs have finished their presentations, Students will vote to choose the candidate who will receive the prize for heroism. The group will evaluate the presentations according to the following rubric.


HOMEWORK AND ASSESMENT Homework: Students, working in groups, are going to prepare another presentation with the athlete they look up to. Assessment: The next class is going to start with their presentations .The teacher, will grade them according to the same rubric that was used in the informal evaluation stage.

Teaching Methodology : 

Teaching Methodology Collaborative/ (homework)


RESOURCES Handout s of the Nobel Peace Prize biography. Head projector, laptops and rubric.


ESTIMATED TIME 80 minutes (in class) + 30 minutes (home)


ASSESSMENT Informal: student feedback Formal: teacher-assessed revised presentations


DATE AND FORMAL DELIVERY Homework presentation presented during the next class with video and all the elements the same students agreed to use so as to make their presentations better

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