welcome back to school
Grade 10 level
To provide activities( GTKY ) which help students to get to know each other as ice breakers.
Students get to know their curriculum and how each unit goes.
To develop students speaking skills through GTKY activities
Procedure (36-48 minutes)
Start greeting the students and welcome them for the new academic year. Introduce yourself to students and provide them with enough information to know you well. Encourage students to ask you any question to know you well to have a comfortable atmosphere.
On the whiteboard, draw round your hand. For each finger write down information about interests or alike. For example, you could include the following information for each finger: A number which is important to you. An important or personal place that you have visited. A name of a person who is important to you. The name of a sport or hobby that you enjoy. The name of a song that you enjoy listening to. Once you have demonstrated the activity on the whiteboard, get students to do the same activity on a spare piece of paper. Get students to trace round their hand and then include information about themselves. Get students to share information about themselves and get them to ask and answer questions. When you are monitoring, you will be able to assess ability, possible language problems to remedy in a future lesson as well as provide some error correction at the end of the lesson.
Ask students some questions related to the classroom rules. Let them work in pairs and write as many rules as they can. Ask them to share their answers. Encourage students to follow the rules and help each other enjoy studying. Ask students to bring their school supplies.
Tell the students that this page(11, SB) shows them what they will be doing in the first module. Ask them to read the title (Culture) and to look at the pictures. Using a laptop or OHP, show the class random images you have collected, and ask the students if they are relevant to the topic of culture or not. Now, tell them that they have two minutes to study the pictures and captions on the page quietly, then you are going to test them on what they can remember. Check the time and say Go! After two minutes, say Stop! and ask them to close their books. Put the students in pairs and ask them to tell each other what they can remember about the page, then ask the whole class the following (or similar) questions. They are unlikely to know the answers to all of them, but ask them to guess when they don’t know the answers. • How many pictures were there? (five) • What healthy food was there? (A veggie burger) • Which building was shown? (The Sydney Opera House) • Where are these places? (Kerala, Southern India/ Australia) • How many people were there? (three) • What is Unit 1 called? (We are what we eat) Explain that ‘We are what we eat’ is a phrase used by English speakers and ask students what it means. (If you eat food with a lot of fat in it, then you will become fat. Similarly, eating healthy food is a very important part of being healthy.) Now, put students into pairs to discuss the questions in the Student’s Book. Invite different students to share their ideas with the class. For Unit 2 you can help them with the answers, but there is no need to tell the students the ‘correct’ answers – they will find them out as they work through the module.