I was just wondering if someone could proof read my lesson plan and give me any advice! I've failed it twice, the first time I changed it I needed to make some bigger changes but this time everything was fine but (I think) the order. I had added pair work and an activity after Presentation, and then gone on to controlled practise. The way I'm reading it I probably could have just moved them down and changed the name to "controlled practise" but it didn't quite fit and seemed too simple a thing to fail over!
So I have rewritten a little. Any advice please? :)
to learn and practise the vocabulary of hobbies and to revise adverbs of frequency
Vocabulary of hobbies:
'going to movies', 'going to museums', 'horse riding', 'football', ' playing the guitar', 'playing chess', 'reading', 'painting', 'swimming', 'fishing', 'collecting stamps', 'collecting coins'.
Adverbs of frequency (Never, rarely, sometimes, often, always etc)
Question formation, tenses and sentence structure to use the hobbies in sentences.
Students may not know which verb to use before their hobby, or may use too many.”
“I go to play football.”
Split the hobbies clearly into groups and drill.
“I play _____” (Football, netball, tennis, guitar, flute, violin. So most sports and instruments can be covered by I play.)
“I go _____” (to the movies, to the park, to the museum. So most destinations can be covered by I go.)
Preparation and Aids:
Pictures or illustrations of hobbies
Flashcards of hobbies (Pictures and words must be separate)
Check homework on adverbs (first in pairs, then as a class).
Correct or Incorrect?
Teacher will either say, or write a sentence on the board using vocabulary the class already knows. Students will discuss whether the adverb is used correctly or incorrectly. Teacher will try to elicit the correct usage.
Example: “I go to bed early never.” (“I never go to bed early” - grammatically incorrect)
“Maria brushes her teeth twice a day. Would it be correct to say 'she rarely brushes her teeth?'” (always- wrong adverb is used)
Present each hobby- 'going to movies', 'going to museums', 'horse riding', 'football', ' playing the guitar', 'playing chess', 'reading', 'painting', 'swimming', 'fishing', 'collecting stamps', 'collecting coins'- using pictures or illustrations on the board for understanding. Drill chorally and individually, checking for pronunciation. Drill all the words in a random order until students remember each one.
Teacher will give the students a hand out.
Match the picture of each activity to the name.
On the timetable of an imaginary character, count how many times an activity is performed during the week and decide which adverb listed is suitable.
(7 times a week- always
5 times a week- often
3 times a week- sometimes
Once a week- rarely
Picture doesn't appear- never)
Write three sentences about your own hobbies:
1. I always ____
2. I sometimes _____
3. I never _____
Using flashcards (Picture and word side down) two teams take it in turns to turn them over and find matches. The team with the most cards wins. (Students must also say the word. They may self-correct or be peer-corrected).
Students will mingle with each other and fill in a form, looking for a student that each statement applies to.
(NAME / ADVERB / ACTIVITY
rarely goes to museums
They will have to ask each other questions like “Do you play football? How often do you play it?” to find answers.
7-Plenary: Students feed back their results from the forms. Any questions asked.
8- Set Homework:
Hand out an empty timetable. Students will draw or write their own or a friend/family members hobbies on the days they do them, and decide what adverb applies.
3-5 sentences written from the results.