Class theme/topics discussed:
The upcoming holidays – 23 февраля и 8 марта

How did you pick this theme or topic? It’s up-to-date.

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Handouts, general discussion, student’s presentation.

How did students react?
The reading-retelling task was challenging, but the student did well on it.
Did they engage with each other and you?

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)

Please attach a copy. From ГОЛОСА, Book 2, p. 303 – 305, 320-321.
Lesson 11_Feb 23_Holidays

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
It’s a culture-related topic, and students get to practice new vocabulary.

Intermediate Russian
Lesson 11
February 23, 2010

1. News: 5 min.

2. Vocabulary exercises – handout from ГОЛОСА:

– p. 303-305 (reading, learning the names of the holidays, discussing traditions related to these holidays, ex. 1, 2, p. 305 – discussion)
– p. 320-321 (reading, practicing proposing toasts)

3. Reading / Retelling:

(preparing to read) – What do you know about 23 февраля and 8 марта in Russia?

Reading on your own and then retelling the texts about these Russian holidays. (different students get different texts and then share info with each other)

See handout Lesson 11_Feb 23_Holidays.

4. Discussion:
Would you like to have these holidays in your country?
What new holiday would you introduce in the U.S.? What would be the traditional way to celebrate it?