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Who is your family 2?
Elementary level


In this lesson, students examine a family tree in order to develop proficiency with the use of the possessive 's. They will also come to differentiate the 's possessive from the contraction of is and has. Reading skills will be developed as well as speaking skills, but primarily grammar


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of the possessive 's in the context of family

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about family


Warmer/Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ask students how big their family is with some simple follow up questions. Warm up the target language.

Exposure (4-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a gist reading of a text

Students will read a family tree text quickly and then with the class mark out the names that are blank on the tree.

Highlighting (3-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Students will be given time alone with the text and a form to fill out online to answer a fill in the blank style set of questions using a word bank.

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

We are going to look over three uses of the 's- possessive, has, and is, looking at a few examples. We will cover the meaning of 's in that way. We practice form together by placing the 's in its absence over a few sentences. We return to meaning by understanding what type of 's was used. We explicitly go over the 's on the next slide with actual definition.

Controlled Practice (3-7 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Students will be given another worksheet to fill out in which they use the possessive 's. If there is time, they will compare answers in a break out room.

Free Practice (4-6 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Students will use a light script to discuss with one another their family, asking questions and taking notes.

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