Sinikka Sinikka

week 2.1
kids4 level


Reading lesson with a focus on functional language: question words and expressions of time.


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Main Aims

  • To provide practice of time and question words in the context of travel and routines.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To allow students to identify gist and specific information in within a story.


Warmer/Lead-in (6-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Attendance, ask how are you? What's the date today? How's the weather? Show video at the start of the unit. Students complete unit goals.

short test (7-9 minutes) • to gauge the student's ability to tell time and write numbers in english.

Board the question: What time is it? Board answer after showing students my phone. Ask students to open workbooks to page 7. Work in open class to complete activity. (Extension... speaking. Ask students, what time do you get up? Go to school? Have lunch? they must point to clocks and/or say the time.)

Exposure (7-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Call students to the computer to listen to story. If time, read out loud.

Highlighting (7-8 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Students go back to their seats. Then, in their workbooks, go to page 8. In partners, answer the questions. They may come look at the story if needed. OCF: highlight the question words, and with a pencil or pen, link the signifying word to the answer.

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

In workbooks, students complete page 9 activity 2, choosing the correct question word. Then, they ask me questions. I board the answers for myself. After, ss complete the answers to their own questions with my example for reference. In OCF, ask various students questions from the activity to solicit their answers.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Call students back up to computer to look at page 7 in class book. Return to the theme of time. Erase board and write again: what time is it? Students play speaking game. Set example by pointing to a clock and asking, what time is it? Students repeat amongst themselves. If time, continue with... what time do you..? And mimic action. Set example, what time do you wake up? At 11? At 1?

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