You want to revise vocabulary of animals (bear, dog, fox, crocodile, etc) at the end of a week. Choose a suitable game to do that and plan a 30-min lesson based around the game. Continue the pre-plan below:
Age: 7-8 (young children)
Timing: 30 mins
Objective: primary objective - to consolidate vocabulary of animal names; secondary objective – to practice basic grammatical structures
Target language: no new language is taught
Assumed knowledge: twenty common animals have been taught in the last week; students know basic structures: “This is a…”, “These are…”, “I can see…”, “I have…”, and personal pronouns.
1. Now you write the following:
- Anticipated problems
- Preparations and aids
1. Some students participate in the game less than others.
Students use 'wh' questions in the game.
Students guess the animal too quickly and the game ends early.
2. Make it a rule that every student in each group has to ask at least 1 question so that everyone participates.
Demonstrate to the students how the game is played and what sort of questions they should ask. Examples of questions or even words used to begin the questions could be written on the board.
Students could prepare several animals and other related activities could be planned in case this happened e.g. drawing pictures of the animals used in the game or a handout of some sort.
3. Paper and pens/pencils.
Flashcards to give the students ideas of what questions to ask.
Sound clips for the different animals.
Handout practicing basic grammatical structures.
Present simple statements.