D-03.06 Get & Make All Kinds of Simple-Present Statements & Yes/No Questions
D. APPLY GRAMMAR
Unit 7 (The Simple Present: “Do You Do Housework?”) of the Original Scenario: English Grammar in Context, pages 69-81
Who It’s For: (Teachers & Helpers of) Beginning to Intermediate Language Learners
Why It’s Useful:Learners get it all in a vintage black-and-white progression of (amusing) Presentation to Comprehension to Boxed Explanations to Exercises (including Spelling) to Summarizing Grammar to multi-graded Talking It Over & Writing It Down Activities.
What You’ll Do:
 With others, have the conversation on page 69. (Let listeners/readers “get/explain the joke.”) (Have learners) Identify sentence subjects + simple-present verbs with and without –(e)sendings. Together or individually, complete and check Comprehension Exercises 1a to 1c on page 70.
 In ways that correspond to learners’ abilities and goals, go over Explanations & Exercises 2(a-c), 3(a-e), and 4(a-b) on the pages that follow. Make real-life use of targeted grammar/vocabulary to follow instructions (on pages 74-76 at one and/or two Grade-Levels) to talk and write about your own and others’ daily work.
 For the Presentations, Explanations, Exercises, and Activities covering Simple-Present Questions & Answers as well as Action vs. Non-Action Verbs on pages 71– 81, use any procedures that have proven effective in the past. Omit steps—or add them to assess learners’ knowledge/capabilities, to evoke interest/imagination, to interact cooperatively/competively, and to go “Beyond the Text” in challenging ways that work. Make full use of interactive Question & Answer Exchanges that “exercise” participants’ desires to express themselves and find out about others.