Andy Andy

Quantifiers
Upper Intermediate level

Description

In this lesson, students learn about quantifiers in the context of goal setting. Students start off by analyzing and discussing an image with their peers. Afterwards, will read an article and scan to identify quantifiers. Once identified, students will then work in pairs on a guided discovery task to further analyze the meaning, form, and pronunciation of the quantifiers. Following this is a controlled practice activity where students complete sentences using the correct quantifiers. Students conclude the lesson with a free practice activity where they discuss their own goals and dreams with each other.

Materials

Abc Google Slides
Abc Google Form

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of quantifiers in the context of goal setting

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide scan reading practice using a text about how to make an action plan in the context of goal setting

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T shares screen and shows Ss the photo on the Google Slides. T tells Ss: "Look at this picture and think about this question: What is the meaning of this picture? Take 30 seconds to think about this now." Afterwards, T tells Ss: "Now you will go into breakout rooms to discuss this with your partner. You have 2 minutes" T sends Ss to breakout rooms and then monitors them. After 2 minutes, Ss return to the main room and T picks on students to share.

Exposure (5-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T shares screen to the Google Slides of the reading text. T tells Ss: "Read the first two sentences. Take a couple seconds to do that now." T waits for a couple of seconds. T: "Look at the underlined phrase, what does this phrase tell us about time? What is it's purpose?" Ss answer. T: "These phrases are called quantifiers. There are three more in the text, find them and underline them. You have 2 minutes" After 2 minutes, T elicits Ss responses: "(Student name) what other quantifiers did you find?" T continues until all quantifiers are mentioned.

Clarification (8-12 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T shares screen to the Google Slides and tells Ss: "In this activity, you have a scale of quantity from 'none' to 'all.' Put each quantifier on the appropriate triangle. Use the eggs as a guide. Afterwards, answer the question at the bottom. When you decide on your answer, delete the other answers" T models throughout instruction. "You will work on this with a partner in breakout rooms. You have 4 minutes" T sends Ss the Google Slides. T sends Ss to breakout rooms and monitors. After 4 minutes, Ss return to the main room and T elicit Ss answers: "(Student) what did you get for the first triangle?" As each answer is revealed, refer back to the marker sentences and ask the appropriate CCQs (e.g. "Is there a lot of time to do everything we want? (no)" ) Continue this process until the graphic organizer is complete. T then moves onto form by asking Ss: "What type of word follows quantifiers? Are these nouns countable or uncountable? Are quantifiers adjectives or verbs?" T then moves onto pronunciation by sharing the screen to the Google Slides. T tells Ss: "I'm going to say these sentences twice, just listen" T models. T: "Now repeat after me." Ss repeat after T and T picks on a few students to say the sentences. T elicit Ss responses to questions about pronunciation. T: "Where is the stress in the sentence? What do you notice about the intonation? Why does it rise?" Continue until all 4 sentences are covered.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T shares screen to the Google Form. T tells Ss: "Choose the correct quantifier for each sentence. The information in parentheses tell you which one to use" T models using the first problem. T: "You have 3 minutes to do this" T sends Ss the Google Form. After 3 minutes, T elicits Ss responses: "What did you get for #2?" T continues until all questions are answered.

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

T shares screen to Google Slides and tells Ss: "For this last activity, you will go into breakout rooms and discuss this question: What are your dreams and goals? First take a couple seconds to think about your answer." T shows the second slide. T: "Here are some ideas you can use. Here are the phrases that you should use." T models an answer and then gives Ss time to write notes. T: "You have 4 minutes to discuss this in breakout rooms" T sends Ss to breakout rooms and monitors. After 4 minutes, Ss return to the main room to share their responses. T follows up with DEC.

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