Gonzalo García Gonzalo García

XMas lessons
A2 level

Description

By the end of the day, students will have had a gist and detail listening and reading practice in the context of talking about Xmas and Santa Claus

Materials

Abc Xmas songs
Abc Zoom platform
Abc Presentation

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about Santa Claus
  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about Xmas
  • To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about Santa Claus in the context of Xmas
  • To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about aid others in the context of Xmas

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of Xmas words in the context of Xmas and Santa Claus

Procedure

Warm up (10-10 minutes) • the purpose is to introduce the topic of the text

The teacher greets the class and provides the day's outline. Then, he shows the following questions: What do you usually do in Xmas? Where do you usually celebrate Xmas? With who(m) do you usually celebrate Xmas? What do you know about the origin of Xmas? For students to answer in breakout rooms. While students work, teacher monitors

Feedback and Error Correction (5-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

The teacher does content feedback

Pre-teach Vocab (5-5 minutes) • the purpose is to teach blocking Vocab

The teacher shares his screen and the following link: https://forms.gle/V25fXNo6bx9yfXuM8. He elicit instructions and has students solve it individually. Then, the teacher provides feedback.

Gist (5-5 minutes) • the purpose is to ask Ss to identify the main idea(s) of the text

The teacher shares his screen and tells students they will answer the following link: https://forms.gle/Tm1fnPAJJPUnHPeW7. The teacher creates breakout rooms and monitors while students work. Then, the teacher provides OCFB.

Detail (10-10 minutes) • the purpose is to now process the text in more depth

The teacher tells the student they will have to analyze the text in more depth with this new link: https://forms.gle/ncnGTQC9VEtyJxeKA. The teacher creates breakout rooms, and monitors while students work. Then, the teacher provides OCFB

Post (20-20 minutes) • the purpose is to “react” or “personalise” the topic.

Students will have to answer the following situation (several rounds): Tell why do you like Xmas… Describe your Xmas decoration, in your home and in your office and the way you celebrate Xmas in your country The teacher monitors and does content feedback when they finish.

Warm up (10-10 minutes) • the purpose is to introduce the topic of the text

The teacher greets the students and introduces them to the topic of the class. Then, the teacher provides the set of questions so to be answered in breakout rooms: How do you think people celebrate Xmas around the world? Do you think is important to celebrate Xmas? (Why yes or no?) Why do you think people like Xmas? What does Xmas mean for you? The teacher monitors.

Feedback and Error Correction (5-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

The teacher does content feedback

Pre-teach Vocab (10-10 minutes) • the purpose is to teach blocking Vocab

The teacher shares the following link https://forms.gle/hxYESjNixJCqNHnt6 and the screen, elicit instructions, and creates breakout rooms so for students to solve. While students work, the teacher monitors.

Gist: (5-5 minutes) • the purpose is to ask Ss to identify the main idea(s) of the text

The teacher sets the context and instructions to play the song: You must listen first and answer the following link individually: https://forms.gle/wYSStViZYDi9RorT9 The teacher then does OCFB

Detail (10-10 minutes) • the purpose is to now process the text in more depth

The teacher gives the following instructions: You will listen again, and answer in groups the following link: https://forms.gle/Anc9vW3wMvh33RZM7. After the song has finished, the teacher creates breakout rooms and monitors the work. Then it gives OCFB

Post (20-20 minutes) • the purpose is to “react” or “personalise” the topic.

The teacher introduces the following context: Organize a Xmas party in Covid times/ plus dinner. Say what you bring, what others bring, where is it going to be, and others (provide an example). The teacher monitors while students work and prepare materials... Then, students present their work.

Warm up (10-10 minutes) • the purpose is to introduce the topic of the text

The teacher greets the students and introduces them to the objective of the class. The teacher shares the following questions and creates breakout rooms so students work on them: Is Santa going to bring you presents this year? Were you a good person? Why? What do you think Santa is going to bring you this year? Do you think is ok to tell children Santa Claus is real? Is it ok to maintain that tradition today? Why yes or no? If you could be Santa Claus, would you accept it? The teacher monitors

Feedback and Error Correction (5-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

The teacher does content feedback

Pre-teach Vocab (10-10 minutes) • the purpose is to teach blocking Vocab

The teacher shares the screen and link https://forms.gle/e6npsoobVjXPjroY6, and introduces the topic to the class. Students work in breakout rooms while the teacher monitors. After time runs out, the teacher gives an OCFB

Gist (5-5 minutes) • the purpose is to ask Ss to identify the main idea(s) of the text

The teacher shares the following link https://forms.gle/x8Bzps8qiAVkYBV9A and creates breakout rooms so students work on the text. Then, the teacher gives an OCFB.

Detail (10-10 minutes) • the purpose is to now process the text in more depth

The teacher shares the following link https://forms.gle/ZncjD2f9RjYAcaaFA, and creates breakout rooms so the students can work. The teacher monitors while students work. The teacher provides an OCFB.

Post (20-20 minutes) • the purpose is to “react” or “personalise” the topic.

The teacher sets the following scenario: Imagine you become Santa. Create a new set of rules for it: Example: Children leave tequila. Must cover: Date of arrival (if changes), how it works: (If there is a naughty list, and what they leave), design (if Santa is going to change) and others… The students work in breakout rooms while the teacher monitors. Then the teacher provides content feedback

Warm up (15-15 minutes) • the purpose is to introduce the topic of the text

The teacher greets the student to the lesson's objective and share the following questions: What Christmas songs do you know? How do they go? (sing them) Is it the same Christmas songs as Christmas carols? What is a Christmas carol? What Christmas carols do you know? Students answer in breakout rooms and the teacher monitors. Then, the teacher does content feedback.

Pre-teach Vocab (10-10 minutes) • the purpose is to teach blocking Vocab

The teacher shares the following link (and its screen) https://forms.gle/z9FGJCTefGZqZQ4F8, eliciting instructions. The students work in breakout rooms while the teacher monitors. Then the teacher gives OCFB.

Gist (5-5 minutes) • the purpose is to ask Ss to identify the main idea(s) of the text

The teacher shares the following link https://forms.gle/CMixy4yXsc2EDfkG6 and ask students to solve it individually after hearing the song. The teacher gives OCFB

Detail (10-10 minutes) • the purpose is to now process the text in more depth

The teacher shares the following link https://forms.gle/kwrBsYawc9jo5DZn7 and tells students to answer after finishing the song. The students work in groups and the teacher monitors. The teacher gives OCFB.

Post (20-20 minutes) • the purpose is to “react” or “personalise” the topic.

The teacher shares the following context: With your groups create 3 Xmas Carols. You will have to sing in front of the class. While students work, the teacher monitors. The teacher provides content feedback.

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