Brown Bear 1 (LPN)
Teaching targets (varies based on level)
Verbs: to see
Nouns: panda bear, snake, monkey, bear, zebra, lion, bird, horse, duck, frog
Adjectives: brown, red, green, black, grey, white
Questions: What do/don’t you see?
Sentences: I see a __________. I don’t see _________.
*vocabulary in italics is for lesson 2
1. Hello Song / 5 minutes (recommended for younger groups)
2. Recap last session's target language / 5 minutes
Take out the flashcards from the last session and see who remembers the words or phrases
3. Story: (Sammy Snake's Birthday Party) / 10 minutes
With these two lessons, we are focusing on teaching ‘see’ (used in next week’s book) and using ‘with’ (used in this week’s book). Emphasize the ‘with’ in this week’s book. You can also ask STs – ‘What do you see? – while pointing at the pages.
Read through the book, concentrate on encouraging repetition of your target words and or phrases. Give time for the STs to see all the details in the pictures.
4. Game / 15 minutes
Having read through the story, introduce the flashcards one by one, displaying each one on the wall as it is introduced. Encourage the group to repeat the words several times as they are introduced.
Play some vocabulary integration games to make it fun and enhance word retention.
With the flash cards, demonstrate the preposition 'with'. Hold up the monkey and the bird, and say, "I see the monkey with the bird." Now, hold up two more animals and have the students raise their hand to answer. The student witht the correct answer gets to pick the next two animals.
For younger students, saying, "monkey with bird" may be easier than a full sentence.
For older groups, drill down to aim at the target language listed next to Extra Traction and, according to the level, Extra Prep. above.
5. Song / 10 minutes (recommended for younger groups)
Recommended for groups under 8 years. Older groups can move straight onto the individual activity time. This song is long, so pick and choose which parts you want to sing.
You can change the lyrics and use respective vocabulary instead (e.g. “The giraffes on the bus go up and down…”)
6. Individual activity/ 10 - 20 minutes
The aim of this section in the session is to spend time with each ST individually. Encourage each ST to either repeat vocabulary and sentences or to produce them independently, depending on their level.
Initiation HO: can be used for colouring as you interact with each ST individually or, for olders, explain and request that they follow the instructions for the exercise.
7. Recap / 5 minutes
Briefly, have STs recall the vocabulary they just learned.
8. Goodbye Song / 5 minutes (recommended for younger groups)
Remember to consult our level guideline regularly to ensure the best progression for your groups.
Carnet de Voyage
The parents have access to the Carnet de Voyage from the beginning of term so that they can accompany their children to discover, progress and enjoy English. Teachers are advised to check the Carnet de Voyage each time to ensure the content reflects the session content you are planning to use.