If you haven’t already seen TLG’s new lesson planning forms, they’re quite nice. Go ahead and take a look. This lesson plan will use that form as a framework. Notes can be found below the plan.
Our complete guide to lesson planning can be found here.
|Lesson Plan: Welcome to English World!|
|Local English Teacher: Ana||TLG Volunteer: Neal Z.|
|Grade: 1-2||English World Textbook Level: 1|
|Lesson Objectives/Target Language:
– teach some basic classroom language: say, stand up, sit down, shh
– teach basic greetings/address: hello, everybody, (names)
– establish a routine
– Hello, I’m (name)
– Say (hello, goodbye)
|Brief Description of the Lesson, Activities:
0. Attendance, introduction (5 min):
1. Teacher Introductions, Call and Response (presentation, 3 min):
TLGV: “Hello, everybody!”
LET: “Hello, I’m Ms. Ana!”
LET: “Hello everybody.”
2. Student Introductions, call and response (practice, 3 min):
3. Class Instructions: (presentation, 3 min):
TLGV: “Everybody say ‘Hello Mr. Z'”
TLGV: “Everybody stand up!” (you should stand up too)
TLGV: “Everybody sit down!” (sit down)
TLGV: “Everybody shhhh!” (put finger over lips)
4. EW1, page 4: Do Activities 1 and 3 from teachers book. (5 min)
5. Class Instructions (practice, 2 min).
6. Nametags (presentation, 5 min)
7. Shh! (practice, 1 min)
8. Show off nametags, self-intro (practice, 3 min)
9. Say Hello (practice, 3 min)
10. Say Goodbye (practice, 2 min)
(to be filled in during/after class)
Notes on this lesson:
- Remember to talk this whole thing over with your coteacher before attempting to use it. Make adjustments together if needed.
- This lesson assumes a 35 minute class period. Adjust it depending on how long you have.
- LET is your coteacher. TLGV is you. “Mr. Z” is my name (I find being called “NEELEE” obnoxious, so…) and Ana is my theoretical coteacher’s name. Make substitutions as you see fit.
- This assumes you will only do the first page of the book on the first day. If you need to move faster, you can switch out the Nametags activity and do the second page of the book instead.
- The “Say Hello” song is ridiculous. The kids LOVE it.
- Make sure you stress the BYE in “goodbye” extra hard, because in Georgian they will naturally tend to stress the “good.” Sure, we could all benefit from learning to stress the “good” – just not in “goodbye.”
- A major goal of this lesson is establishing a routine and some classroom management tools that you can use to keep things from getting out of hand. The “Hello” and “Goodbye” call-and-responses are simple, but establishing a ritualized greeting and… ungreeting… help in several ways. One, they put a definitive start and end on class, which helps put students in the right frame of mind at the beginning and lets them know they can’t start leaving class until the end. Two, they energize you and the class. Three, doing this in unison minimizes the chain of a thousand “hello”s and “goodbyes” that you will hear otherwise. Similarly, having a “shhhh” call and response gives you a ritualized tool for quieting the class and cuts down on the students yelling at each other to be quiet. If hearing fifteen six-year-olds yelling “gachundi, bitcho!” over and over again doesn’t sound like a good classroom activity, teach them “shhh” from day one.
- This lesson and the activities herein are only suggestions, based on my particular teaching style and my experience teaching in Tbilisi. Adjust it to suit yourself and your students. Your mileage may vary!
- If you do end up using this lesson, please, give us feedback! Comments and questions are always appreciated.