Teaching Practice 2 - Young Learners
Beginners, A1, 10 years old level
to provide clarification of meaning, form and pronunciation of demonstrative adjectives and give controlled and semi-controlled practice in the context of describing objects around us (classroom environment)
to provide speaking practice of the target language
Procedure (31-40 minutes)
1 Greet the Ss. Make sure all Ss can see the WB/Teacher, if necessary change their seating arrangement 2 Check the class register 3 Make sure the room is comfortable (enough light, not too hot/cold)
"What colour is this flag?" - (pointing at it) "What colour is that pencil near the computer?" T revises flags' colours and pencil case objects placed near and across the room. Encourage all the students to speak until everyone has had a turn (10 visuals around the classroom) Using gestures and mime T points at a chair near her and says `this chair`, then points at a chair across the room and says `that chair`. T repeats with other items. At this point Ss will have understood that we use "this" for `close` objects, "that" for objects further away. (A visual helps understanding "near" and "far").
1 Listen to and watch "Body Parts Chant" to find out the plural form of "this". T asks Ss to help her write the plural form on the WB 2 T guides Ss to understanding the demonstratives' meaning and form (language analysis) 3 T drills pronunciation and sentence stress
1 Language practice exercises: a. circle the correct words b. complete the dialogue c. write Maria`s words (HO). Answer key on the WB, checked in pairs, WC
1 T displays 4 monsters in different parts of the room. T reads a description and Ss guess what monster she is describing. "This monster has got ...feet; ...eyes; ...hands 2 T asks one S to describe another monster and the others guess. (the previous one) "This monster has got ... That monster hasn`t got... "