Description: Read about innovation and practice reading comprehension strategies.
Level: B1 -> B2
Target audience: all college level students
General goals/objectives: reading comprehension
Specific goals/objectives: reading to find the main idea
Materials needed for activity: (check the following)
X internet access X projector _ speakers X printout X BYOD (Bring Your Own Device - smartphone, tablet)
_ other: ___________________
Time: 45 minutes
Overview: Read about innovation and practice reading comprehension strategies.
Surfing toward the future ('Surfing Toward the Future' By Peter J. Denning Communications of the ACM, Vol. 57 No. 3, Pages 26-29)- jigsaw
Students need to match the the section titles/ questions to the version of the text with the section titles/ question missing: Student version
Aim of activity: to recognize the main idea of a section, even when the question introducing the section is missing.
Which words acted as clues to help you match each question to its section?
What is the main idea of the whole article?
“..surfers riding the waves. They seem to have a special sense of when is the exact right moment to jump on their board and start the ride”
Who do you think of as the greatest innovator?
- Has the innovation cup run dry?
- The Future of Innovation
- Start-up Nation interview
|Reception/ Reading||Reading for orientation||Can scan quickly through long and complex texts locating relevant details (B2)|