Lesson plan TP6
Elementary A2 level
To provide clarification and practice of indefinite articles a/an, some/any in the context of Food and drink.
To revise food vocabulary.
Procedure (44-55 minutes)
My lead-in as planned, before the lesson starts I will post two of my drawings(some blue-berries, an apple) on the board. Then I will be me coming in to the classroom after all students are already in the class. Carrying a bad of groceries. Set my groceries on a table, play a famous song of a famous cooking show, and then wear my cooking robe as if I was getting ready to start cooking. I will then elicit the names of fruit and vegetables or any other food I have.
I will elicit here in this stage the rest of the food names, and the other hard vocabulary that I found. After that I will elicit the grammar as much as possible. getting them to practice their knowledge with different kinds of food which I will have as pictures on the projector.
In this stage I will start drilling the correct answers, also some error correction and teaching them some of the things they got wrong. Giving them the first activity where they get to stand up as groups and move to put the countable nouns in one pile and the uncountable in another one, and they write something like a shopping list of all the things they have in their pile for example: she bought some sugar and three oranges. Having then a quick feedback to get to the next stage.
They are going to answer few exercises in this stage of the lesson, to make sure they understood and learnt how to use a/an,some/any. Which will be exercise #2-a, a speaking activity so they can have more of a safer environment to speak freely. I will demonstrate first with 2 students by asking them by asking each other up to 2 questions and answering them. Using ICQs to make sure they know what they will be doing. While I monitor I try to find any mistakes for my following error correction and feedback. After that they answer #2-b which will be answered individually and then pair-checked. Finishing all these controlled practices with exercise #2-d.
Personally I think the speaking practice in the SB is a freer practice at all. So I will be considering to get them in a role play game which will be a semi-controlled speaking practice. Where some students get to be the grocer and the other get to be a customer. After 2 minutes or so, they switch the roles. For example: customer( student 1): do you have any oranges?. Grocer: Yes I have an orange.