Ghassan Bamis Ghassan Bamis

Healthy Food
Grade 3 level


In this lesson, the Ss will be introduced to the benefits of healthy food and get the opportunity to build a food pyramid as well as planning their day's meals schedule. At the first stage, Ss will differentiate between healthy and unhealthy food (T will do elicit the vocabulary) then Ss will play a game for more practice of healthy & unhealthy food. Next, Ss will do a matching activity to check their understanding of what food to eat for different results (strong muscles, strong bones, and energy). Afterward, the Ss will, in groups, form a healthy food pyramid to categorize what they should eat more and what to eat less. Finally, the Ss will express their own choices by making a food schedule for one day. By the end of the lesson, the Ss will be able to pick the food of their own choice through planning their meals, and become aware of what type of food to be consumed more/less.


Abc Flashcards 1
Abc Flashcards & Paper Pyramid
Abc Flashcards 2

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of language used for thinking and reflecting in the context of Healthy Food and its benefits.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discusion in the context of Healthy Food and its benefits.


Warmer (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ts will do a group song with the whole classroom to set up the context of food.

Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To provide context for the target language

Ts will act as healthy and unhealthy people to lead the Ss to the lesson's topic which is Healthy and Unhealthy food, then elicit from them more Healthy and Unhealthy food. Afterward, the Ss play a game on the board where they need to select only the healthy food to collect more points.

Highlighting (1-2 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language and prepare them for more meaningful practice

T will show the Ss an unhealthy person and his food cycle to highlight the concept of eating healthy and what benefit can our body get.

Test/Controlled practice (3-5 minutes) • To test the existing knowledge of the Ss about the benefits of healthy food

Ss will play a matching game to test their knowledge of the benefit the body gets from healthy food (Strong Muscles - Strong Bones - Energy). Then the Ts will do a WC feedback to check the Ss answers and choices.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Ss will be provided with a pyramid and different categories of food and will get the opportunity to construct their own food pyramid based on their understanding. Ss will do group checking by walking in the classroom and checking the other groups' answers then go back to their seats. T then will take one example and do a WC feedback in order to more practice to the Ss to speak and reflect.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide more practice focused on using the Ss understanding of healthy food

Ts will regroup the Ss to vary the interactions between Ss and their opinions. Ts will show the Ss an example of a daily meal schedule and elicit from them what the T chose as meals and whether they are healthy or not. Then Ss will get to make their own planing of the meals as a practice of their understanding of healthy food. Ss will do group checking once again to explore the others' choices. Ts then take one example and do a WC feedback about it.

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