Micro- lesson ,
To provide clarification of past simple ( positive and negative ) in the context of Aztec civilization
To provide writing practice of a past simple ( positive and negative ) sentences in the context of Holiday
Procedure (20-26 minutes)
I will start my lesson by greeting the student, and then I will write on the board ( past simple ) , so that the student to have an idea about the lesson aim. Then I will give a brief introduction about Aztec civilization, which I extracted from the web : The Aztec Empire flourished between c. 1345 and 1521 CE and, at its greatest extent, covered most of northern Mesoamerica. Aztec warriors were able to dominate their neighbouring states and permit rulers such as Motecuhzoma II to impose Aztec ideals and religion across Mexico. Highly accomplished in agriculture and trade, the last of the great Mesoamerican civilizations was also noted for its art and architecture which ranks amongst the finest ever produced on the continent.
I will write on the board the following: (FORM) affirmative I / You / We / They / She / He / It stopped. negative 1/ You / We / They / She / He / It did not (didn't) stop. Then I will explain the presence of auxiliary verb (did) and negative (not) . This is followed by CCQ : TO CHECK THAT THE STUDENT UNDERSTOOD THE FORM , AND ALSO FOR SPELLING RULES
I will use the board to write the following : Use: • to talk about finished events in the past, when we think about a definite time. Example : Alexander's army marched beside the river and then stopped outside the city • to describe the events in a story. Example: Oliver heard the sound of a bell. Soon afterwards, the door softly opened. to describe habits and routines in the past. We usually use a time word or phrase. Example : Leonardo painted in his studio every day.
IN this stage , I will give a clear instruction about completing the HO 1. Then I will pass hand him the exercise, as he is the only student I have in the class, I can monitor him all the time , and if he needed help I will give him a hint. Later I will give him the feed back ( complete answers)
If I still have time , I will ask my student to produce 3 positive and 3 negative sentences about things he did and things he did not do during his holiday. If I run out of time , I will ask the student to complete the exercise as a homework for his next lesson