Amandeep Bedi Amandeep Bedi

Dressing for the Weather
Grade 3 level


In this lesson students will learn about clothing and how to dress for the weather. This means we are going to talk about the clothes you put on your body so you are not too hot or too cold.


Abc Poster Board
Abc cut out clothing items
Abc Sticky Tack or Tape

Main Aims

  • We are going to be learning about clothing and how we have to dress for the different types of weather

Subsidiary Aims

  • Reviews seasons and weather, differences between seasons and vocabulary that was discussed in relation to seasons and weather in the prior lessons


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Greet Students, and advise them that today we will be learning about clothing and how to dress for different seasons. Which means that we will be talking about what clothing items you put on your body so you are not to hot or not to cold, during these seasons. Teacher will then proceed to put on a video that will show different types of clothing that is worn due to the weather.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Ask students what is the weather like today? And what clothing items they wear outside. For example if its winter and its snowing, the students will mention that they wear a winter hat, winter jacket, snow boots and gloves. The teacher will then elicit the answers on the whiteboard.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Highlight vocabulary words that we have learnt in the prior lesson about seasons: spring, summer, fall, winter. Use vocabulary words that describe each season, such as summer is warm and sunny, during the spring it may rain a lot. Winter is snowy and cold, during the fall time the weather gets cooler. Also go through the clothing items such as gloves, winter hat, winter jacket, snow boots, shorts, t-shirt, sandals, pants.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Give example of current weather, for example the teacher will ask it is winter so I will wear what? The teacher will also ask students if they can name a piece of clothing that they are wearing today?

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

I will read out loud the descriptions of each season such as winter is cold and snowy. I will underline or highlight cold and snowy so students know that those are the words that they should focus on when they are adding their clothing items to their figure.

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

As I am adding the clothing items to the figure for the season example such as winter I will make note on the whiteboard what those clothing items are. Also help students form sentences such as " In winter, I wear my gloves, hat, jacket and snow boots to keep warm."

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Put students in pairs with different home language speakers if possible and give them a season and instruct them to add those clothing items to the figure. Later, we will go around the groups in the classroom and students will advise what season they had and what clothing items that their person is wearing.

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