I Want to be a...Travel Writer

Objective

Vocabulary: travel writer, world, vacation, London, New York City, saw, went, took

Grammar: to be; past simple

Sentence: I saw London bridge; He went to NYC; We took photos.

Objective 1: Students strengthen their knowledge of 'to be' and using it in the past simple, along with other verbs.

Objective 2: Students will feel confident in conveying a past holiday in a fewsentences using the past simple. 

*Remember, the following sections are interchangeable

Story Time: Silly Willy's Great Day

  • Engage the students asking them to tell you
    what is odd in each picture.

*Teaching Guide

Flashcards

  • Play charades but a little more complicated: Have a student act out their day giving 4-6 different actions. Other students must correctly describe the day in the past simple to havea turn to act. 

*Teaching Guide

Handout Week 1

  • Make sure you review/preteach the past simple before giving.

*Teaching Guide

Handout Week 2

  • Give a time limit for the speaking exercise to have ample time for sharing with the class.

*Teaching Guide

Lesson Checklist: Did I ...

**details here**

  • ..do a Starting Ritual?

  • ..sing a Song?

  • ..rearrange student layout depending on activity?

  • ..explain the HandOut before distributing?

  • ..use a Conscious Transition (CT)  (Details in the Sample Lesson Plan Template)

  • ..practice good Teacher Talk (TT) 

  • ..nip behaviour issues in the bud at the beginning of class?

  • ..note down who participated this week so that I can call on/allow other students to participate next week? 

  • ..do an Ending Ritual?

  • ..(we) leave the room as we found it or better?