Jeffrey Albertson Jeffrey Albertson

Vocabulary of the months and ordinal numbers
Beginner level level

Description

In this lesson, Ss will practice the months and dates using the ordinal numbers. I will have a lead-in about travel plans. In the presentation stage, I will start with a simple story from my life using all 12 months and the ordinal numbers (1st-12th). I will elicit the month vocab words as I am telling the story. After the story, we will drill with various methods the months and numbers (1st-12th). The first practice is on HO1. The Ss will be divided into groups of Summer and Winter. Their gapfill handouts will be mirrored of the other, so that as they check in pairs (one summer, one winter), they have the complete AK (for questions of spelling, etc). OC FB. The second practice will be OC with 5 questions on the w/b. The 5th question will have 5 days that the 5 students will answer (one each). This last question exposes the Ss to perhaps harder ordinal numbers (13, 16, 20, 21, 31) so that they know the form numbers take after 12. (Optional if short on time) The 3rd short practice: T will instruct Ss to think of his/her favorite holiday in Turkey and the birthdays of 2 special people and share them with a partner. T will monitor and listen for errors. OC FB (perhaps error correction) In the Production stage, students in two groups will create an imaginary holiday plan and the dates steps must occur. The two groups will share plans. T will monitor and listen for errors and give necessary delayed FB.

Materials

Main Aims

  • By the end of this lesson, students will have reviewed the meaning and pronunciation of the 12 months of the year and will have been clarified on the meaning, form, and pronunciation of ordinal numbers for referring to dates.
  • To provide review of the months of the year and ordinal numbers for referring to dates in the context of travel plans

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of travel plans and deadlines for arrangements.

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T will show the PP slide 1 of the airplane and the question, "How long do you plan for a holiday?" Ss will discuss for a minute and then share each others' answers.

Presentation: Exposure to vocab (8-9 minutes) • To provide context for the target vocab through a personal story

In the presentation stage, I will start with a simple story from my life using all 12 months and the ordinal numbers (1st-12th). I will elicit the month vocab words as I am telling the story of planning for our trip to Turkey.

Clarification (6-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T will drill the 12 months and ordinal numbers 1st-12th with the visual on the screen. T will drill in chorus, girls, boys, and individually. Special attention will be given to the -th sound as it is difficult for most Turkish speakers.

Highlighting (6-7 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

The first practice is on HO1. T will name Ss Winter, Summer, Winter, Summer, Winter, Summer, and have the Summers sit together and the winters sit together. Ss will complete the HO solo and peer check. Then, they will find the other season to check. Their gapfill handouts will be mirrored of the other, so that as they check in pairs (one summer, one winter), they have the complete AK (for questions of spelling, etc). OC FB.

Controlled Practice (5-6 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

The second practice will be OC with 5 questions on the w/b. The 5th question will have 5 days that the 5 students will answer (one each). This last question exposes the Ss to perhaps harder ordinal numbers (13, 16, 20, 21, 31) so that they know the form numbers take after 12.

Free Practice (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

In the Production stage, students in two groups will create an imaginary holiday plan and the dates steps must occur. The two groups will share plans. T will monitor and listen for errors and give necessary delayed FB. Instructions: Chested HO2: Get in your Summer or Winter group. You and 2 friends are going to go on holiday. Think of plans for the trip. 1. Decide on a day for the trip. 2. Think of what to do before the trip, and when it must be done. For example, Say the trip will start January 4th. I need to buy tickets my 11th of November. Work as a group first.

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