Hello. I’m stuck with my lesson plan. I’m on my final try. This is what I’ve done now. Please let me know if its good or not and what do i need to change.
Language point: Present Continuous: Actions that are developing now. Class level: Pre-Inter.
Learner objectives: Use Present Continuous for the actions that are in progress (at the moment). Students should understand how to form the tense correctly.
-Use a present continuous verb in a sentence.
-Answer the questions using present continuous tense.
Personal Aims: Simplify the explanation part and get the students to practice more. Get the students to be comfortable with using Present Continuous on daily basis. Deliver consistency with the lesson plan. Remain calm and positive. Provide enough opportunities for all of the students to participate.
Anticipated problems for the students: Participation and Interest in the lesson. Not understanding the correct structure. Solution: Prepare fun and interesting activities for the class. Don’t bore them too much with the unnecessary information. Incorporate the use of physical examples.
Anticipated problems for the teacher: Keeping the class engaged. Making sure everyone is listening and paying attention. Solution: Keep the instruction short and simple. Provide examples. Use pair work and other different activities in order for the class to be interested.
Introduction: When the students first enter the class, have them seated in pairs and have the two pictures in front of them. The pictures will have people on them doing different things. The students will have to find the differences in the pictures and after they’re done report it to me for example: Look at the pictures and find 8 more differences. For example:
In picture one the girl is writing a letter, in picture two she is drawing. etc. Engage 1 4 Mins. T-S
Keeping them in pairs of 2 I will have one of the students mime what they are doing at the moment and their partner to guess the answer, and then switch. This will happen until all of the 8 groups participate. For example: One student mimes that he’s driving. I ask what is he doing? His answer should be He’s driving. And so on
Engage 2 6 Mins. T-S
Begin the study phase by eliciting the meaning of Present Continuous from the students by writing questions on the whiteboard and attach pictures to each question. Then write the blanks for full answers.(Q. What is the girl doing now? A———– —– ——- ——-. )
1. What is the boy with the dreads doing?
2. What are the fisherman doing?
3. Who is signing this song? (play a song)
4. What are the dogs doing?
5. Where are they driving to?
6. Who is playing a joke?
7. Where are they going?
8. What is the girl giving the boy?
Then go over the correct answers together with them. Study 1 5 Mins. T-S
Explain the correct definition of today’s lesson. Write it on the whiteboard. Present Continuous is a tense which is used to describe actions which are happening now. Then we would drill the PC by playing a game where I ask them to come in to School on a Saturday morning and they should politely decline saying that they are busy doing something right now. For example: Hello! I know it’s Saturday morning but the school needs your help! Could you come in right now and help us? The student should say No, I’m sorry i cannot. Then i will ask Why? What are you doing right now? The students provides me with their own example. (I’m babysitting or I’m cutting grass, Etc. Study 2 6 mins. T-S
I now will pass out an exercise sheet with 10 Sentences on it. The sentences will have blanks that the students will fill in after listening to me telling them the verb and they will have to write the ing form of that verb.
1. My brother is ———— on the computer.
2. My mother and father are —— in the living room.
3. His brother is ————– very fast at the moment.
4. I’m ————– my bike now.
5. We are —————- the questions now.
6. Sam is ——— with Gregg now
7. Kelly is —————– ice-cream
8. Joey and Kevin are —————— with the dolphins.
9. Steven and I are ———— to music.
10 Jane and her mother are —————— in the park.
Answers( playing, sleeping, singing, repairing, answering, fighting, eating, taking photos, listening, walking)
After that as a class we will review all of the answers and go over the errors together. Study 3 9 Mins. T-S
I now will pass out an exercise sheet with a picture and 5 questions. The students must carefully study the picture and answer the questions in the full form.
1. What are the people at the bar drinking?
2. What are the people at the table doing?
3. What are the two women in the back doing?
4. What are the two men in the back doing?
5. What is the kid with the guitar doing?
After they are done we quickly go over the answers and correct the errors that were made together. Study 4 5 Mins. S-S
Pair up the students in to 8 groups of 2. Give them 4 minutes and then another 4 minutes to switch. Have one of the 2 people first act out as many actions as they can and their partner to guess what they are doing and write it down. For example (act out a running man, then pretend you are swimming etc. Partner writes it down. He’s running. He’s swimming etc.) After 8 minutes is up you stop them and ask the students to tell their results. Whoever has the most actions in a group to read them out to the class. Activate 1 10 mins S-S
Ask students to imagine a situation and then write 3 present continuous tense sentences to describe it without saying the location. Students then work in groups of 4 and try to guess the locations of different scenarios. An example may be “I am sitting. I am listening to my music. I am looking out the window. I am moving.” It is very simple but students might then guess the location as in a car, on a bus, in a train, or on a plane. After that ask them who guessed the most locations and Award them with a trophy. Activate 2 6 Mins S-S
Put them in to 8 groups of 2.Hand each group a map. Using a map a student chooses a country and describes what is probably happening there now without saying its name, example: “They are surfing the waves” or “They are drinking vodka and fighting bears”. Students continue giving hints until their partner guesses which country they are thinking of. After guessing correctly the country they switch. After I blow the whistle they stop. Whoever got the most correct guesses wins the competition and gets a round of applause. Activate 3 6 Mins S-S
I finish the class by providing positive feedback, praising the students and asking them for their feedback about the lesson. What they learned and what they feel like they need to improve. I provide them with some homework (grammar crossword) and tell them to practice this material outside of the class. Activate 4 3 Mins T-S
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