To provide clarification and practice of there is / there are sentences in the context of a party.
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a there is / there are in the context of items in a picture.
To provide gist reading practice using a text about things at a party
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
Ask students what are typical things found at a party. I will write down their responses on the Jamboard in "there are/ there is" sentences.
As a class, read the text about a surprise birthday party. Have students fill out a short True/False form regarding the information in the text. Go over the answers and OCFB.
Using MFP, go through the Target Language sentences from the text and identify when it is appropriate to use there is vs. there are and how to create sentences in the negative form. Also, highlight using there's for there is.
If time allows, have students work in groups on the Google Form where students practice when it is appropriate to use there is or there are in sample sentences. Go over answers together as a class, OCFB.
Have students look a picture, and describe what is in the picture using 5 there is or there are sentences. Then, in breakout rooms have students ask each other "How many...?" of the different items they've identified. Monitor break out rooms and provide OCFB and DEC at the end of the activity.