|Lesson Plan:Writing and Recognizing Letters|
|Local English Teacher:Eka, Tasso||TLG Volunteer:Pierre Seya|
|Grade:1||English World Textbook Level:1|
|Lesson Objectives/Target Language:
Writing English letters correctly.
Recognizing English letters.
Alphabet Flash Cards, Pens and paper
|Brief Description of the Lesson, Activities:
1. Write ABCs. (10 min) As students come in, have paper and pencils ready for them. Tell them that they have 5 minutes to write down the ABCs, both upper and lower case (This is actually plently of time for students to write the ABCs, but putting a time limit on it makes them feel like it’s a challenge and gets them to focus. As students finish, review their writing and correct any mistakes.
2. Review common mistakes. (3 min) In my class all students made mistakes with the sizing of lower case letters. We reviewed these together so that no one student felt put out because they made a mistake.
3. Review lower case letters. (5 min) Lower case letters often pose more of a problem than upper case letters, so for the rest of this class, I use lower case flash cards. Review the letters and the sounds that they make.
4. Say It First Game. (7 min) Choose two students and show them a flash card. Whoever says it first gets to keep the card. Then pair up another two students and have them battle. Repeat until the cards are gone. Try to make sure that each student wins a few cards. After the cards are gone, students can count the cards to see who has the most. Then, collect them from the students in alphabetical order.
(to be filled in during/after class)
– This lesson is for 25 minutes. The rest of the class time can be given to the LET, who will teach new material, take attendance, and check and assign any homework.