Pupils improve their basic skills by reading a Penguin edition of the famous book, level 2.
http://www.penguinreaders.com/pdf/downloads/pr/teachers-notes/9781405878708.pdf (the set of exercises and guidelines for teachers)
Pupils can watch a cartoon version and practise their listening skills: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRscJGE13OA
Next step: written communication. Pupils write an essay based on the book.
The handout has step-by-step instructions on writing a 5-paragraph essay.
Step one: read the book and do some exercises (Activities at the end of the book and in the pdf. document online) Create a storyline: event 1, event 2, event 3 and etc.
Step two: watch the cartoon and discuss the challenges the protagonist has to face and his attitude to different problems. Find examples on positive thinking and solution oriented attitude.
Step three: write an essay. Follow the guidelines in the handout.
Assessment: Grade for written communication.
Criteria for assessment:
You can create neat paragraphsJ
You can use a capital letter correctlyJ
Your spelling and grammar are goodJ
Your sentences are clear and easy to understandJ
Your text is well-written with cohesion and flowJ
Your text has 3 main parts: an introduction, a main body and a conclusion.
You use examples from the novel.
-Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, penguin readers, level 2
-laptop to watch the cartoon and to write an essay.