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									                  Competency: Read and Use Schedules
Lesson Overview:

Students will learn vocabulary associated with television and transportation schedules
while learning how to read and use them.

This lesson plan includes:

   1.   Read and Use Schedules Vocabulary
   2.   Read and Use Schedules Fill-in-the-Blanks
   3.   Reading a Bus Schedule
   4.   Reading a Train Schedule
   5.   Reading an Airline Schedule
   6.   Reading a Television Schedule
   7.   Read and Use Schedules Vocabulary Flash Cards (optional)
   8.   Referenced websites



Approximate Time: 2 hours



Prerequisite Skills: Students should have had some experience with addition,
subtraction, and reading charts. Students should also be able to read and write simple
sentences, and follow directions in English.


Prerequisite Vocabulary:

airline
A.M.
bus(es)
from
movie(s)
news
P.M.
time(s)
to
train(s)




2002-2003 ESL Special Project
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
Basic Skills Department
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Vocabulary:

arrival time(s)
arrive(s)
channel(s)
connect/connection
depart(s)
departure time(s)
flight(s)
originating point(s)
schedule(s)
terminating point(s)


Materials Needed: Whiteboard or flip chart, erasable markers, and handouts


Equipment Needed: Multi-media computer with Internet access


Activities:

   1. Explain the purpose of the lesson.

   2. Ask students about their experiences with schedules (train, bus, flight,
      television).

   3. Briefly review the prerequisite vocabulary. Go over the new vocabulary. You
      may want to write the words on the board.

              a. Make sure that each student can correctly pronounce the new words by
                 having them pronounce the words aloud as a group and then individually.

              b. Give the students Read and Use Schedules Vocabulary. Carefully
                 explain each word and make sure that students understand the
                 meanings.

   4. For vocabulary practice, use Read and Use Schedules Fill-in-the-Blanks.
      Students should complete this activity independently. Review answers orally.

   5. For practice reading a simple transportation schedule, use Reading a Bus
      Schedule. Tell students to look at the schedule. Ask what information is given
      across and down the schedule. Answer any questions the students may have.
      Have students to answer the questions that follow. Review answers orally.

2002-2003 ESL Special Project
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
Basic Skills Department
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   6. For practice reading a more difficult transportation schedule, use Reading a
      Train Schedule. Have students to answer the questions about this schedule
      independently. Review answers orally.

   7. For practice with a more complex transportation schedule, use Reading an
      Airline Schedule. Allow students to complete this activity in pairs. Review and
      discuss answers orally.

   8. To give students practice with a television schedule, use Reading a Television
      Schedule. Tell students to look at the schedule. Ask what information is given
      across and down the schedule. Answer any questions the students may have.
      Have students to answer the questions that follow. Review answers orally.


Assessment/Evaluation of Learning:

   1. Instructor evaluation of students’ participation.

   2. Evaluation of student worksheets


Optional Activities:

   1. Visit the following websites for online schedules:
          a. http://www.greyhound.com/scripts/ticketcenter/step1.asp
          b. http://www.tvguide.com/listings/setup/Localize.asp
          c. http://www.amtrak.com/

   2. Bring in a various printed schedules, such as your town’s bus schedule or a TV
      Guide. Have each student develop a set of questions about one schedule. Tell
      students to trade their schedule and questions with another student. They will
      answer each other’s questions and discuss the answers in pairs. (Other
      examples of schedules may be class schedules, movie schedules, and
      itineraries.)

   3. Have students look for schedules in newspapers and magazines or bring in a
      schedule they’re having trouble reading. Discuss the various schedules.

   4. Use Read and Use Schedules Vocabulary Flash Cards for further vocabulary
      development.




2002-2003 ESL Special Project
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
Basic Skills Department
Competency: Read and Use Schedules                                         Page3

								
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