Language Resident Name: Tatiana Ermolaeva

Day and Date: Thursday, 02/04/2016

Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class): Russian, Advanced

Class theme/topics discussed: Russian poetry

Goal of the class: practice reading skills

How did you structure the class?
1. Warm up. Make a short poem of 4 lines using the words that student brainstorm at the beginning.
10 minutes.
2. Do you have a favorite poet? What Russian poets do you know?
Reading poems in turns and drinking tea.
20 minutes
3. If time is left, the game “Interview”. Students write 5-10 questions on a piece of paper. Then they exchange their papers and ask the questions they have received from the other student. At the end they should present the other student to the class using the questions.
20 minutes

What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

What worked well in this class? What did not work?
The students did a great job with the first task, they are very creative! They like to read Russian poetry out loud so it was a good practice for them before the traditional Russian tea event. They also wanted to keep all the poems we read. As to the 3rd task, it was a lot of fun!

How could this class be improved/ modified?

If you have a more detailed lesson plan, please attach it below (OK to use target language for that). Please attach any handouts as well.

You’re welcome to use any poems and here’re the variants that I used:
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