Salma Ali Saeed Salma Ali Saeed

Letters Mm to Ss
Starters level


Abc Mm to Ss PPT
Abc (alphabets pictures) MS word file
Abc Picture cards
Abc pictures
Abc printed alphabet flashcards
Abc HO#1

Main Aims

  • Students will be better able to practice the alphabets (letters and sounds) from Mm to Ss.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Students will be better able to practice the classroom language.


Warmer (10-15 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1- Greet the students and remain in a central position. 2- Explain "I spy with my little eye , something begins with ...." you can include that in your 50% speaking Arabic. 3- Then start saying the previous phrase with very simple words like "I spy with my little eye , something begins with "D" >> door , window , pen , bag , mobile , book and ask the ss to guess what the word is. 4- Now its time for the presentations, let them choose random number (according to their numbers in class) and encourage them to greet and introduce themselves and someone else from the class. 5- Jot the mistakes and discuss it at the end without mentioning the one who made the mistake. NOTE: If there are many students , choose some of them (weak ones and the clever ones).

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

1- Divide them into groups and tell them they are going to have a group of shuffled small alphabets flashcards (capital and small letters) and they have to match the capital letter with the small letters then arrange it in order. (Mm--Nn-Oo-Pp-Qq-Rr-Ss) 2- Give each group a set of shuffled alphabet flashcards then monitor and provide help. 3- Have the activity to an end ,divide the board and then each group to come on board and stick the flash cards in order in their group section on the board. 4- Check their answers and correct the mistakes. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1- Stay in a central position and ask each group to take back their flashcards. 2- Then tell them that you will say a letter sound and each group raise up the correct letter flash card. To make it more fun and challenging , tell them the winner group is the group who will raise up the letter card quickly. 4- Get notes of what was difficult to understand or what they didn't know.

Teach (15-20 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

1- Use the (Mm to Ll) PowerPoint and drill with them the first part of the PPT which is the sounds with pictures like /g/ Guitar *don't say the letter name*. 2- Then drill the next part which is the only sounds of /m/ /n/ /o/ /p/ /q/ /r/ /s/ without pictures. 3- Display the next slides which are the pictures only and elicit the sounds of each letter then drill them over and over again, for example a picture of a sun -students must say /s/ not "guitar". 4- Display the last part of the PPT and nominate students to answer the exercises in the PPT and correct their pronunciation mistakes.

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

1-Pre-teach: "after" by your body gestures and give examples like after a is b after c is d. 2- Chest HO#1 and tell them to look at the letter and write what comes after it. 3- Ask them ICQs like "do you write after or before the letter?-after" and then demonstrate the first one to make sure they know what to do. 4- Monitor and provide help. 5- Ask them to check their answers in pairs.(use here your hand pointing to pairs as they yet don't know it) 6- Nominate to get the answers and give a final feedback.

Free practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

1- Let the students pick 3-4 cards of shuffled picture cards from Mm to Ss and ask each one to choose randomly a card of what they picket and say the sound of the beginning word in it for example he/she chose mouse so they have to say /m/ and so on with all cards. 2- Make it more fun and ask them to say it quickly. 3- Provide on spot feedback.

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