Lesson MMS-5

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Lesson goals


Learn about ... and to ... and understand what ...

Lesson activities


Basic: warm-up

Intermediate: introduction lecture

Advanced: ...

During the course of this lesson, you will:

  • Identify Monroe's Motivated Sequence in speeches in order to improve listening comprehension.

  • Use Monroe's Motivated Sequence and inversions grammar to improve structure and formality.

Lesson outline

Basic exercise: speech theme discussion

Intermediate exercise: listening comprehension

Advanced exercise: Flipgrid recording

Exit ticket and homework

Basic exericse: speech theme discussion

Speech discussion and vocabulary

Time for the activity: 10 minutes


You are going to watch the speech "The power of yet" which key themes are:

  • to pass, grades, mindset, challenge

What do you think the talk will be about? Try using some of the vocabulary from the speech:

  • Learning curve - inlärningskurva

  • Insight - insikt

  • To cope - att klara av, att hantera

  • Catastrophic - katastrofal

  • Judgment - dom, bedömning

  • Luxuriating - att frodas, leva i överflöd

  • Tyranny - tyranni

  • To confront - att konfrontera

  • To engage - att anta, att åta sig

  • Validation - godkännande, bekräftelse

  • To praise - att berömma, lovorda

  • Perseverance - uthållighet

  • Resilient - motståndskraft

  • Persistence - uthållighet

  • Rebound - studsa tillbaka

  • Chronically - kroniskt, långvarig

  • Inevitable - oundviklig

  • Steeped in - dränkt i, veta mycket om något

  • Equality - jämställdhet

  • Reservation - bokning, reservat

Intermediate exercise

Listen to The Power of Yet

Time for the activity: 10 min video + 10 min exercise


Inversion exercise

  1. Change the quotes from Dweck's speech using inversions.

  2. Only invert the text in bold.

  3. Write your answers on your whiteboards

  4. Please mind that might need to add or remove words.

Let's use an inversion that expresses a unique situation, shall we?

"First of all, we can praise wisely, not praising intelligence or talent."


Rarely do we praise wisely.


Please note that I added rarely and do as well as removing can.

A unique situation

"Instead of luxuriating in the power of yet, they were gripped in the tyranny of now."

A short amount of time or almost not

"On the left, you see the fixed-mindset students. There's hardly any activity. They run from the error."

Understanding a situation

"In another study, after a failure, they looked for someone who did worse than they did so they could feel really good about themselves."

Not understanding a situation

"Instead of luxuriating in the power of yet, they were gripped in the tyranny of now."

Advanced exercise

Group discussion

Time for the activity: 10 minutes.


Speak with your classmates about:

  • According to Dweck's research, what are some benefits of receiving the grade "not yet"?

  • What is meant by a growth mindset and a fixed mindset? How do they differ?

  • What are some examples of what failing students do when they are in "tyranny of now"?

  • Dweck said:

"I heard about a high school in Chicago where students had to pass a certain number of courses to graduate, and if they didn't pass a course, they got the grade "Not Yet." And I thought that was fantastic, because if you get a failing grade, you think, I'm nothing, I'm nowhere. But if you get the grade "Not Yet", you understand that you're on a learning curve. It gives you a path into the future. ".

Do you agree or disagree, and why?

The Power of Yet

Time for the activity: 20 minutes


  1. By yourself, record your opinion on mindset and grades

  2. Use at least one word from the vocabulary list.

    • Challenge: use inversions and compound-complex sentences!

  3. Record yourself on Flipgrid (find the link on Teams or use the QR-code). Maximum 1½ minutes.

  • Learning curve - inlärningskurva

  • Insight - insikt

  • To cope - att klara av, att hantera

  • Catastrophic - katastrofal

  • Judgment - dom, bedömning

  • Luxuriating - att frodas, leva i överflöd

  • Tyranny - tyranni

  • To confront - att konfrontera

  • To engage - att anta, att åta sig

  • Validation - godkännande, bekräftelse

  • To praise - att berömma, lovorda

  • Perseverance - uthållighet

  • Resilient - motståndskraft

  • Persistence - uthållighet

  • Rebound - studsa tillbaka

  • Chronically - kroniskt, långvarig

  • Inevitable - oundviklig

  • Steeped in - dränkt i, veta mycket om något

  • Equality - jämställdhet

  • Reservation - bokning, reservat

Homework


Prepare the speech template.

Exit ticket


My opinion on mindset/grades is ...