For example, the topic of the poems are baseball, cats, mice, and pizza. If the students do not like some of these things, they are at least familiar with them. The students can then focus on the new concept, rather than trying to learn many new things. Familiar topics are utilized throughout all the poems used in the three lessons. Step 2. Choose a Learning Task You will choose a task from your learning segment where students have an opportunity to practice your identified language function. Consider a learning task where students will practice using language in one or more ways: speaking, listening, reading, writing, and/or performing.