Teaching EFL Listening via FUN WITH ENGLISH Books/8B/Lesson 12

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Grade 8
FUN WITH ENGLISH 8B
Chapter 14
Anqing Foreign Language School
Lesson 12
Version 0.2

Lesson Objectives[edit]

  • I will talk with all the students individually about their grades and they will understand where they are and where they can go next.
  • The students will listen and complete the textbook activities quickly.
  • The majority of the class will get involved in the charities around the world activity.
  • The song will attract their attention.

Lesson Plan[edit]

Before Class Starts[edit]

  • If time, walk around and mingle with the students before the bell rings. (King)
  • Get the computer working and ready to go.
  • 3 Minutes before the bell get the students who have to go to the other class out, and the students in my class in their seats.

Greeting: USA What's up?[edit]

  • Yo! What's up? Not much, you? Not much.

Riddle[edit]

  • Why is 6 afraid of 7?

Textbook: Page 54 Let's get ready A & B[edit]

  • While the students are doing this, play some music.
  • Call them up one by one to tell them their grades and discuss quickly what they can do next.
  • Talk about the song before going over the answers.

Textbook: Page 56 Let's listen 2 A & B[edit]

  • In part A you will be choosing True or False, in part B you will be writing the years.

Activity: Charites Around the World (Mr. Brown)[edit]

  • Now you are going to make a charity.
  • I will make 6 teams.
    • Teams need to be made before class begins.
  • Each team will make a charity to solve one problem.
    • Problems:
      • Not enough food
      • No clean water
      • War
      • People are sick
      • People have no education
      • People have no jobs
  • You will think of 8 ideas to solve your problem, and write them on this paper.
    • Give them a copy of the paper.
  • Put a song on while they are writing.
  • Maybe make them come to the front of the class to speak?

Listen: "Numb"[edit]

  • Listen to the song and look at the lyrics, write down what is missing.
  • Discuss the meaning.

Extra Time[edit]

Game: Number of Letters? (Mr. Brown)

  • Make two teams.
  • Tell them to make a word that begins with one letter, e.g. D, and has 6 letters.
  • Go back and forth between the teams making the words.

Lesson Review[edit]

24 May 2010 PM Period 1 Grade 8 Class 9[edit]

  • Gave the students their grades. Do not know how helpful they were.
  • Got nothing from "What's up?" when I asked.
  • I was exhausted this period.
  • I didn't have their handout for the world charity activity, so I adapted by having them write on the back of the grade 7 activity sheets.
    • One thing a whole lot of classes did in this activity was look to the book for charity ideas.

12 May 2010 Notes[edit]

What Could I Have Done Better?

What Did I Do Well?

What Did I Learn?

What Did My Students Get From The Lesson?

Were the Lesson Objectives Achieved? Why?

  • I will talk with all the students individually about their grades and they will understand where they are and where they can go next.
  • The students will listen and complete the textbook activities quickly.
  • The majority of the class will get involved in the charities around the world activity.
  • The song will attract their attention.

How can I Improve the Lesson?

26 May 2010 AM Period 1 Grade 8 Class 1[edit]

  • Got to class only a minute before the bell so I didn't get all the students into their seats.
  1. Riddle
    • Moderate response.
  2. Let's get ready with grades
    • Didn't chat so long this time, just told them and then moved on.
  3. World Charity
    • Having them work just with the people around them where they were sitting went better.
    • Asked one of the top students after class if the activity was good/bad/so-so she said "so-so".
  4. Numb with lyrics missing.
    • Not that well received.

Next Lesson[edit]

  • Go over their answers to the "World Charity".

Appendix[edit]

Acknowledgments[edit]

  • I would like to thank all the 7th and 8th grade classes at Anqing Foreign Language School who had this lesson for their participation and feedback. I would also like to thank the Anqing Foreign Language School for allowing me to teach there.

References[edit]

  • I get many ideas from Stuart Brown. (Mr. Brown).
    • In this lesson it was his idea to create the different charities around the world for the students to try and help.
  • Marjorie King provided some feedback on my last lessons, that was built into this lessson. (King)

Changelog[edit]

  • Version 0.3 17 Feb 2011
    • Removed copyright notice and published it on Wikiversity.
  • Version 0.2 23 May 2010
  • Version 0.1 11 May 2010
    • Written during my weekly meeting with Mr. Brown at Shaliwen coffee shop.