By Susan Gaer
Level: Adult Education Beginning ESL
Before you begin:
You need one Internet accessible computer for each group.
Level: Low Beginning and higher
Students must have studied medicines. The day before doing this lesson, bring in a variety of over the counter medicines and have students discuss what types of uses these medicines have.
Technology tip for the teacher:
Before having students use the computer, familiarize them with the screens they will see by making an overhead for each screen.
Review the word over the counter. Place the medicines studied on the table and say what kind of medicines are these? Elicit the word "over the counter" medicines. Ask, "Do you need a doctor for these medicines? " Encourage students to respond. Ask students when do you use these medicines? Brainstorm and write responses on the board.
Today we are going to find over the counter medicine on the Internet and read directions for use.
At this point you can do comparison shopping, develop a chart, or the reading activity that follows.
You should be at a computer and one student should write the directions on the board. As you model each step, have the writer write it on the board.
Directions to model
This prints out one copy of the medicine. With your group try to answer the questions. Ask your teacher if you need help.
Give each group a new medicine and have them answer the question Individually.
Have students go to their local drugstore and pick a medicine and fill in the handout for class the next day.