I created a lesson which can easily be adapted to KS4/KS5 where students work on the topic of new technology. The listening is an authentic document - the activity attached to it is differentiated.
For the debate activity, I added the names of the students (where you can see the arrows) so that they knew in which order they would have to talk. I put the stronger students at the end to challenge them.
Here is the lesson plan I used:
Give lesson’s objectives - give students 2/3 minutes to THINK/PAIR/SHARE vocabulary they know on social media answering the following questions : WHAT DO YOU DO ON SOCIAL MEDIA? (vocabulary expected : Je poste des photos / messages / je tchatte, etc.) (ANSWERS TO BE MODELED)
9.15 Students given different points for social media, they need to create two lists : PROS /CONS (and look for unknown vocabulary)
EXTENSION: add your own points.
9.25 LISTENING ACTIVITIES (to be listened twice as in a GCSE exam). Let students know it is an authentic document - the speed is fast.
Give students the fill in the gap activity (differentiated) and give them a few minutes to go through it so that they have an idea of what is going to be said. (Should I ask students to tell me words they do not know before or after the listening?)
9.35 INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE DEBATE - SUCCESS CRITERIA GIVEN (could you tell me which ones to add as I do not think I have enough)
Give students opinion sheets (the same one I used with Y10). Students need to decide if they are FOR or AGAINST - we need an even number in both sides, if they can’t do it, I will have to decide who is PRO/AGAINST
EACH STUDENT IS GIVEN TWO OPINIONS TO USE DURING THE DEBATE (for challenge and to make sure they all use some).
PREPARATION TIME : 10 MINUTES (in their team - they can agree on who is going to talk first / what point, etc.)
9.55: What I have learned ? Highlight new words seen in the lesson - ask each students to give me the top three of the words learned in the lesson.