Health & wellbeing lesson
To provide gist reading practice using a text about why children should take risks while playing.
To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion/debate in the context of whether children should be allowed to play outdoors or indoors.
Procedure (3-40 minutes)
-Teacher to lead-in the topic through the use of photographs and asking questions. -To project 2 photographs of children at the park and pictures of children at home on the computer and television. -Teacher to discuss with the students what the photographs show about the children. Teacher to elicit questions about what are the differences in lifestyle led by each child. -Teacher to pre-teach vocabulary (8 words) from the authentic text. To instruct learners to attempt at matching the words to their meanings. -To go around to monitor, support by acting out definitions (mime acts). -To check answers & drill the words.
-Teacher to instruct students to read the health & wellbeing article in order to get an understanding of it, in order to skim through before attempting to match titles to the relevant paragraph. -Students to read for gist and match the titles and their paragraphs. -Students to then peer-check their answers, as groups.
-Teacher to provide with an activity to find specific information from the article. -Teacher to project questions: i. Whats the family motto? ii. What is the percentage of unaccompanied schoolchildren in 2010? iii. Where is the most common place for a child to die? iv. Risk deficit order is another term for? v. What can a sedentary lifestyle lead to? -Students to find the specific information in the article to answer the above projected questions. - Students to peer-check in pairs. -Teacher to conduct a whole class feedback.
-Teacher to give the opportunity for students to contribute their own opinions through a productive skill, speaking. -Teacher to instruct students to write down (as points) their opinions on what they favor: children self-regulating in outdoor play vs. children to be supervised and to play indoors; and why? -Teacher to split the students into two groups, and to pair students (1 student in favor of outdoors with a 1 student in favor of indoors). -Teacher to go around the class to monitor and to note down any errors mentioned. -Teacher may also try to show support to one of the two notions so as to encourage students to share more.
-Teacher to highlight the errors done with the new vocabulary learnt. -Teacher to rectify accordingly, by drilling, applying word stress and showing proper sentence structures.