2nd Meeting: LGBTQ and Communication

Posted On 2/23/2021 3:41:00 PM, 0Comments


Name: Gökçe Çiçek Cevher

Theme: LGBTQ and Communication


Lesson Plan

School/Institution: Sinop University

Level: B2-C1 (1st year of students in ELT department)

Age of the Students: 18-19

Lesson Topic: Communication & LGBTQ+

Duration of Class Period: 30 Minutes

Language Skills: Listening and Speaking

Lesson Language: English



The purpose of this lesson is to inform the students an understanding of LGBTQ and to reduce levels of prejudice and discrimination against people who are members of this community. At the same time, this lesson intends to practice 21st century learning skills, which are critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication. In this regard, a number of teaching strategies and techniques are utilized. The successful integration of authentic materials paves the way for more qualified instruction. This lesson allows young people to reflect on their and their peers' thoughts about LGBTQ and to learn respectful ways of communication. 



Content Objectives: By the end of the meeting, the students will;

  • identify that the bond that unites many families and communities is love and caring.

21st Century Objectives: By the end of the meeting, the students will learn to;

  • communicate and work with others to achieve a common goal or solution.

Language Objectives: By the end of the meeting, the students will;

  • express themselves with cause and effect sentences in daily language.

 Social Justice Objectives: By the end of the meeting, the students will;

  • have a greater awareness of the members of LGBTQ.
  • have a better understanding towards LGBTQ children/families.




Presentation (10 Minutes): The teacher asks the students the following questions:

  • What is a family? What makes a family?
  • What kind of families do you see in your community?
  • What does family mean to you?
  • What do family members give or share with each other?
  • What responsibilities do family members have?

Objective(s) Targeted: This activity is designed to help the students understand how they see families.

Practice (15 Minutes): The teacher plays a video about the story called And Tango Makes Three (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uOXUCiDE-s). After watching, the teacher asks the following questions to the students.

  • What problem did Roy and Silo have?
  • How did it get solved?
  • How did Roy and Silo get an egg?
  • How do Roy and Silo take care of Tango before she hatched?
  • How do Roy and Silo take care of Tango after she hatched?
  • What things do Roy, Silo and Tango enjoy doing together as a family?

The teacher groups the students into two and asks them to discuss those questions with each other and then, share their results with the other group.

  • How is the family in the story similar to your family?
  • How is the family in the story different from your family?

The teacher asks the students to discuss those questions with their groups and suggest new theories to each other. Then, the students share their results with the other group again.

  • Do we have such stories in our textbooks? Do we have heteronormativity in our textbooks?
  • When you become teachers, will you ignore those kinds of stories?

Objective(s) Targeted: With this activity, the students identify that families have both similarities and differences and their roles as teachers to conduct such materials into their lessons.

Conclusion (5 Minutes): The teacher makes them understand that families can be defined in many ways, each one is unique and some people may have families with two moms or two dads; stepparents; a transgender parent; adoptive parents; or foster parents.

Objective(s) Targeted: In this term, the teacher makes the students understand the acceptable terms that they can encounter during their lives.



Journal: The teacher asks students to keep journals that detail their thoughts about the meeting. The teacher asks them to be specific, recording only attitudes, values, or self-awareness. 


Mini Project:

Found Poetry: The teacher asks the students to prepare a found poetry depending on the story “and tango makes three”, in other words, they versify the story.

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Gokce Cevher

4th year student in English Language Teaching at Trabzon University