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					                              Chapter 18: It was too easy.
                                       Lesson 1
Objectives
Students will listen to and read a dialogue for comprehension
Students will understand familiar vocabulary and grammar structures by listening to a
dialogue
Students will develop new vocabulary and grammar structures by listening to a dialogue

Materials
Keys to Learning chapter 18
Keys to Learning wkbk chapter 18

Warm-up
S. look at illustrations on pages 198-199 and name the items in them. S. write sentences
about what they see people doing in the pictures.

Activity 1
S. clap out syllables of vocabulary words page 199. S. categorize vocabulary into nouns
and adjectives and decide which ones are examples of comparative. S. look for
vocabulary in reading to determine who says the words/phrases.

Activity 2
Reading of dialog page 198-199. S. take turns reading dialog. T. reads phrases for S. to
respond making sure to focus on stress and fluidity.

Activity 3
S. choose words from the word box page 199 to write in their notebook. S. write their
own sentences using the vocabulary words. S. share with class.

Closer
Why did the students have gloomy faces? How does Carmen think she did on the test?
How does Maria think she did on the test? Did Mei say the test was too hard? What
should Maria do? What does Maria wonder?

HW
wkbk page 147
                               Chapter 18: It was too easy.
                                        Lesson 2
Objectives
Students will use comparatives and superlatives for the irregular adjectives good and bad
Students will complete statements with comparatives and superlatives for the irregular
adjectives good and bad

Materials
Keys to Learning chapter 18
Keys to Learning wkbk chapter 18

Warm-up
S. write a mini-dialogue using words from word box page 199. S. underline new
vocabulary words in their writing

Activity 1
T. draws one, two, three stars on the board and one, two, three X’s on the board along
with the following: good, better than, the best, bad, worse than, the worst. S. match
words to stars and X’s. T. gives several examples of things that are either good, better
than, the best, bad, worse than, the worst. S. use T. example to respond.

Activity 2
T. writes the following dialogue on the board:
Carlos: Let’s go to Pedro’s and get a burrito. Carmen: Pedro’s burritos are the worst
in town. Carlos: How about Chico’s? Their burritos are better than Pedro’s. Carmen:
Chico’s burritos are okay. But Serrano has the best burritos in town!
T presents notes on grammar 1 page 200
Practice A and B page 200

Activity 3
T. presents several different types of graphs: pie, bar, line, list. T. models how to read
information from a graph and has S. determine common characteristics. T. gives
common characteristics if S. fail to give correct answer. S. reads information from several
graphs.

Closer
How are graphs similar and how are they different?

HW
Wkbk page 148
                                Chapter 18: It was too easy.
                                         Lesson 3
Objectives
Students will use comparatives and superlatives for the irregular adjectives good and bad
Students will complete statements with comparatives and superlatives for the irregular
adjectives good and bad

Materials
Keys to Learning chapter 18
Keys to Learning wkbk chapter 18
Survey and results

Warm-up
Graph on board: S. answer several questions about the graph.

Activity 1
T. shows a survey and what surveys are like. She presents the data in multiple ways:
graph, pie chart, list, check sheet and has S. locate similarities/differences between the
ways to represent that data.

Activity 2
Brainstorm list of best and worst (eg. Movie, singer, actor, restaurant, brand name,
teacher) and then a better than/worse than list. T. and S. create a survey together using
information gathered from best/worst list.

Activity 3
S. create their own survey questions based on model survey. S. uses good, better than,
the best, bad, worse than, the worst in their survey questions. Topics could include
sports, food, shopping, telephone use, computer use, etc.

Closer
Tell your partner one question you have created for your survey.

HW
Finish survey questions
                               Chapter 18: It was too easy.
                                        Lesson 4
Objectives
Students will use too and not enough to state opinions
Students will complete statements using too and not enough

Materials
Keys to Learning chapter 18
Keys to Learning wkbk chapter 18

Warm-up
S. ask their survey questions to classmates

Activity 1
S. prepare two types of graphs to represent data and then share with class.

Activity 2
T. writes the following dialogue on the board:
Carlos: Carmen, Serrano’s burritos are too expensive.
Carmen: they cost a little more because they’re so big. The burritos at Pedro’s and
Chico’s are too small!
Carlos: Okay, okay. Let’s go to Serrano.
T. reads dialogue and then asks S. to find the new grammar point.
T. gives notes on grammar 2 and does practice A and B page 201

Closer
Finish graph work

HW
wkbk page 149
                                Chapter 18: It was too easy.
                                         Lesson 5
Objectives
Students will use used to in affirmative and negative statements and yes/no questions
Students will complete affirmative and negative statements using used to
Students will decode words with the vowel sound /ur/
Materials
Keys to Learning chapter 18
Keys to Learning wkbk chapter 18

Warm-up
T. writes the following words on the board for S. to identify: hurt, first, and her. S.
identify the sounds.

Activity 1
Vowel Study: page 202. T. dictates the following words: bird, letter, Thursday, purple,
mother, shirt, winter, nurse.

Activity 2
T. writes the following dialogue on the board:
Mei: Do you miss El Salvador, Maria? Maria: Sometimes. I used to go to parties all
the time there. Mei: Really? I didn’t use to go to many parties in China. I go to a lot
more here.
T. reads dialogue and has S. identify new grammar structure. T. gives notes. Practice
page 203 A and B.

Activity 3
What did you used to do when you lived in your country that you don’t do here? T.
models with things she used to do while living in Europe and models affirmative and
negative. S. respond orally and then write 5-7 sentences using used to.

Closer
S. list several things they used to do.

HW
Wkbk page 150 and 151
                              Chapter 18: It was too easy.
                                       Lesson 6
Objectives
Students will read a short story for comprehension
Students will understand familiar vocabulary and grammar structures by reading a short
story

Materials
Keys to Learning chapter 18
Keys to Learning wkbk chapter 18

Warm-up
Preview reading strategy: selective attention

Activity 1
Preview vocabulary words for story on page 205

Activity 2
Read “The Last Day” page 204-205 using selective attention T. follows up with
comprehension questions and inferences

Activity 3
Writing activity

Closer
What did you write about?

HW
Finish writing
                               Chapter 18: It was too easy.
                                       Lesson 7-8
Objectives
Students will demonstrate knowledge of irregular adjectives in the comparative and
superlative in written exam
Students will use reading strategies to decode unfamiliar words

Materials
Keys to Learning chapter 18
Keys to Learning wkbk chapter 18
Test chapter 18

Warm up
5 minutes to study for test or ask T. any questions about test

Activity 1
Review activity

Activity 2
Go over directions of test and clarify any questions

Activity 3
Test Chapter 18

				
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