J2 Sem 1 Wk9
Grade 8 level
Students acquire nutrition vocabulary and are able to use the grammatical structures "a lot of", "not much", "enough", etc.
Students learn about health
Procedure (34-44 minutes)
Start by asking kids what they know about nutrition. Play the nutrition song. After, kids can talk about what they learned.
Go through the slide, elicit each word and drill. For the fact slides, get a student to read. Concept check, e.g. "So, is orange juice good for you?" (Answer: no! Too much sugar!)
Use the sentence PDF and cut out every word (except for "I should" and any ending that goes together, e.g. "saturated fat.") Keep the endings (with periods) separate from the rest. Call up a group of students. Give them an ending, e.g. "sugary drinks." and the rest of the words. They have to compose the correct sentence, "I shouldn't drink too many sugary drinks."
In small groups students design a plan to be healthier. They should talk to each other in English (questions like "Do you get enough exercise" or "How many servings of whole grains do you eat a day?") Then they write down what all of them should do, and what just a few of them should do.