School Supplies Vocabulary Lesson
Vocabulary: To provide clarification, review and practice of School Supply Items lexical set in the context of Reviewing School Supplies and Numbers
Speaking: To provide fluency speaking practice in a Role Play in the context of Reviewing School Supplies and Numbers
Procedure (45-59 minutes)
I, the teacher will take with me a bag full of school supplies into the class, tell my students that the class needed them, and ask them to guess the exact place which I got them from, and how we may use them in our class. These items will serve as the realia for this lesson.
I will encourage them to try to tell the names of the supplies in the bag, and whenever a student says a correct guess, I shall praise the effort, take the item out of the bag, and nominate him/her to come take it from me instantly, hold it in his/her hands, and display it to the whole class to see it.
I will note down any mispronounced words, then hold a correction slot in which students who know the correct pronunciation are nominated to say it, drill individually and chorally, then I model their correct form. I will also elicit the English version of any vocabulary guessed in Arabic using the same steps. Moreover, I will introduce four new school supply items that they are not very familiar with and could not guess, elicit the usage of the first one while holding it before the whole class, ask my Concept Checking Questions- CCQs to make sure they understood the meaning, convey its pronunciation, drill individually and chorally and finally, model the correct form. This will be repeated the same way for the rest three items.
I will provide them with clear, exact and detailed instructions of an activity and make sure they understood them by asking questions like "What should we do here?", "Are we going to do this individually or in a group?", and "How much time is allowed?" to double-check. The activity will be: listening to some sentences that I recorded earlier on "Vocaroo". Each one of them will be missing the correct vocabulary word and they need to guess it. For example, "I need to remove an incorrect word that I wrote using a pencil, so I will need a/an _______", and they need to pick one of the words available from the provided list of items. I can also ask some yes or no questions or two-choices questions like: When I need to write on the board, will I use a stapler? Yes or No? Or, should I choose a folder or protractor to measure the size of an angle?
I will divide the class into 3 groups, stating clearly the names of the students in each group of them. Then, will provide them with clear, exact and detailed instructions of the semi-controlled practice, and make sure they understood them by asking a member from each group one of these three questions "What should we do here?", "Are we going to do this individually or in a group?", and "How much time is allowed?" to double-check. The practice will require members from each group to describe a school supply item to the other two groups, and each of these two groups competes for guessing the item correctly and quicker than the other group. The winning group will dare the other two groups funny things to do like singing in English and jumping on one leg.
I will provide my students with clear, exact and detailed instructions of an activity and make sure they understood them by asking questions like "What should we do here?", "Are we going to do this individually or in a group?", and "How much time is allowed?" to double-check. For the role play, they need to imagine that it is the first day of school and they have a list of school supplies to purchase. Therefore, I will elicit some shopping expressions from them, and note down several expressions on the board that I would like them to use like “How may I help you?”, “That’s good price!”, "I am looking for ____" or “Discount please!”. I will split the class into 2 halves. One half will be salespeople who sell school supplies. The other half will be the shoppers. Each salesperson will arrange some school supplies on his/her desk, which will be his/her shop. The shoppers will walk around the room and try to buy everything they would need for their first day of school. Of course, first I will need to demonstrate an example shopping dialogue in front of the class. Then, ask them to start. I will monitor the students to ensure they speak English and use the target expressions and words. Furthermore, each group will switch roles with the other group and we will repeat. The new salespeople shall sell the products they just bought back to the people they bough them from.