Richard Tatterton Richard Tatterton

Teaching Practice 1
Elementary level


In this lesson, students will begin to learn how to recognise numbers above 10/100 while learning how to recognise and use ordinal numbers. The students will work through a controlled reading exercise, to semi controlled PW grammar exercises and finally to freer speaking practise where they will focus in on their speaking skills to create sequences using numbers.


Abc Old Cowboy Hat
Abc Global Elementary

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of reading comprehension and to recognise numbers above 10 both in written and number form and to provide some context to ordinal numbers.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To review and practice more number-related vocabulary.


Warmer 'The happy hat game' (5-7 minutes) • To reenergise the students and motivate them.

T will start with a game to some background music. T will use an old cowboy hat and demonstrate the magical powers of the hat by telling them that by simply wearing it, one is compelled to stand up and say their name and tell the class something that makes them happy. T will then offer the Ss the chance to wear the hat and stand up and say their name and something that makes them happy. T will ask the student to then choose someone else to wear the hat (but not the person or students sat directly next to them). This game should ideally be played at a quick pace. This should inject some levity in the room and spark the students interest in the lesson.

Pre-Reading - Vocab (2-3 minutes) • To prepare Ss for the reading and make it accessible.

T will give the students a print-out of the Premier Football League table and elicit from Ss how many teams there are. T will write on the names of some football teams on the board and ask the Ss to find which place they are in the league table. T will then drill the numbers 11-20 with the students. T will use this opportunity to do some pronunciation drilling of 30/13, 40/14, etc.

Pre-Reading - Vocab - Ordinal Numbers (5-7 minutes) • To prepare Ss for reading and make it accessible.

T will write numbers 1-20 on the board and then next to them T will write the ordinal numbers. Ss will work in pairs to determine the postion of certain football teams' position in the table. T will write the prompts on the board........ (team name) is in (first/second/third...etc) place. T will walk around the room checking for comprehension and helping where needed.

Feedback (2-3 minutes) • To check comprehension of Ordinal numbers.

T will ask random Ss the postions of football teams in the league table. T will finish with a final drill of the numbers 1-20 and ordinal numbers 1st-20th.

Reading (7-10 minutes) • To prepare Ss for gist reading and speaking topic.

T writes the numbers (8-3-13) on the board and asks students what significance the numbers might have. T hands out reading. Ss read for themselves and then work in pairs to discuss their initial reaction. T checks comprehension with Ss by asking Ss what is special about the numbers (8-3-13).

Listening 1.13 1.14 (5-7 minutes) • To increase levels of accuracy of numbers and recognise sequencing patterns.

T will tell the Ss to listen and write the numbers they hear. (track1.13). T will then play the next listening (track1.14). Ss will work in groups of 3/4 to then guess the next numbers in the sequence. T will walk around the room checking for comprehension and helping where needed.

Speaking Ex3. (7-10 minutes) • To encourage the students to use numbers and ordinals in spoken language.

T will ask the students to try to create their own sequence of numbers within their groups. The groups will then share their sequences with the class. Ss from other groups will try to complete each others sequences.

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