PPLD Demo Lesson for Friday, 5 Feb 2016
Beginner (CEFR A0/A1) level
SPEAKING: To provide accuracy and fluency practice while giving introductions.
GRAMMAR: To provide practice using the "be" verb with "I" (am) and "you" (are).
Procedure (10-10 minutes)
- Panel members choose a flag from the pile and are encouraged to create their own ELL persona (and grab a moustache, if desired). They can also write names on the nametags. - As Ss are choosing flags, T posts Classroom Rules on board - T warmly greets Ss with "Hi!" and "Hello!" (Ss repeat) - T speaks while using two fingers for "I am": I am Michelle (Ss repeat) - I'm Michelle (T writes name on board or points to nametag) (T writes on board) GOAL: "I can introduce myself to my new classmates."
- T: Hi, I'm Michelle Graham. (Ss repeat) - T motions to each S and has them say "Hi! I'm ______." - T role-plays this dialogue: T: Hi, I'm Michelle Graham. S: Hi, I'm ________ _________. T: Nice to meet you. S: Nice to meet you, too. - T practices dialogue with each S individually. - T instructs Ss to pair up and practice this dialogue with each other - T goes to a Ss pair with an interruption: T: Excuse me. Are you ________? S: (T prompts) Yes, I am. - T has class repeat "Excuse me." and "Yes, I am." - T goes to another Ss pair: T: Excuse me. Are you Johnny Depp? S: (T prompts) No, I'm not. T: Oh, sorry. - Ss pairs practice this dialogue; they can use celebrity names if they like.
- T: I'm from (points to the U.S. flag to prompt "the United States") T: I'm from the United States. (Ss repeat) - T asks each S: "Are you from (country)?" Each S answers "Yes, I am." or "No, I'm not." - T motions to each S: T: Where are you from? S: I'm from (country). T: And you? S: I'm from... - T asks Ss to work in pairs and ask each other "Where are you from?"
- T uses role-play/miming to solicit full conversation from Ss and writes dialogue starting words on the board. A: Hello! I'm ______________. B: Hi, I'm _________________. Where are you from? A: I'm from _________________. And you? B: I'm from _________________. A: Nice to meet you! B: Nice to meet you, too! - T sets up conga line and asks Ss pairs to practice conversation; T instructs Ss pairs to switch when T shouts "woo hoo!"