Teaching EFL Listening via FUN WITH ENGLISH Books/8B/Lesson 6
- Lesson Plan Version 0.3
- Same as Version 2, but I shortened the discussion and textbook and spent a long time having the students tell me about their recent trip looking through pictures on their computer as a class.
Lesson Review[edit | edit source]
9 Apr 2010 Grade 8 Class 7[edit | edit source]
- They were moderately interested in talking about Monday's festival, but I didn't really push it.
- While I was speaking with one of the students a boy quickly hijacked the computer and started showing images of their school trip two Saturday's ago.
- After I finished the test, I looked through the images with them. I have never seen so many of them get excited like that. I had them tell me what the different sections of the images were and many students who never speak English voluntarily got involved.
Lesson Plan Version 0.2[edit | edit source]
0) Before Class Starts
- Ask everyone to get into their seats.
- Walk around the room small talking with different students.
- Get the computer turned on if it works.
1) Greeting: Yo! What's up?
- Practice the "What's up?" routine.
- If they don't remember, review.
2) Opening Discussion: Tomb Sweeping Day
- What special day was on Monday? (Qing Ming Jie = Qing Ming Festival)
- What is Qing Ming Jie in English? (Tomb Sweeping Day [TSD])
- What is a tomb?
- What do people on TSD?
- Burn money/incense?
- Visit graves/tombs?
- What did you do on TSD?
- Do you like TSD? Why?
- Do you have any questions for me?
3) Textbook: Page 22 Let's get ready
- For "Relay Race" have two teams get in a race around the room.
4) Discussion: The Olympics (Questions written with Mr. Brown)
- What are the Olympics?
- Where were they in 2008?
- What sports do you like?
- What sports are Chinese athletes good at in the Olympics?
- What sports are more difficult? Better?
- Imagine the Olympics were coming to Anqing. What would you need to do?
- Transport, Lodging, Facilities, Food, Language
5) Hand Back their Tests
- Explain first that their scores are out of 10, and give the answers.
- Do it one by one, highlighting down their names on my paper.
- Write the correct answers on the board.
- Tell them if they have questions they can ask me after class.
Extra Time: Number of Letters? Game (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 | edit source]
8 Apr 2010 Grade 8 Class 6[edit | edit source]
- Giving out chocolates @ the end of the lesson was fine, until the other half of the class came in. Started giving some, then I panicked becasue they rushed me.
- Commenting on the basketball game didn't get as long of a conversation going as I'd expected.
- I mistakenly graded one girl's test. As it turned out she got a 100%, not a 95.
- Give everyone chocolates?
9 Apr 2010 AM Period 1 Grade 8 Class 10[edit | edit source]
- Students still talked all the way through the lesson, but seemed to give me more of a chance.
9 Apr 2010 Grade 8 Class 8[edit | edit source]
- Had a long discussion about Qing Ming festival.
- They were very engaged throughout even on some topics that most other classes would find boring.
- They're a class that has real potential. I can experiment here.
- Was quite bored of my lesson by this point.
- Still haven't answered the English questions they asked me the first week.
Appendix[edit | edit source]
Acknowledgments[edit | edit source]
- 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.
- Mr. Brown contributed heavily to this plan. This should be considered a collaboration. I have
tried to acknowledge contributions that are specifically his with (Mr. Brown).
Changelog[edit | edit source]
Version 0.2 8 Apr 2010
- Expanded the conversation questions and explanaiton for how to hand back the tests.
Version 0.11 6 Apr 2010
- Typed up the outline, and added some basic details.
Version 0.1 30 Mar 2010
- Created a lesson outline in a Tuesday coffee shop meeting with Mr. Brown.