George's Dragon 2 - LPN8
Teaching targets (varies based on levels)
Verbs: to be
Nouns: grocery shop, hospital, police station, school,
park, fire station, book shop, coffee shop
Prepositions: at; beside, behind, between, across, at the end of, in front of.
Questions: Where is [character]? Where is the ...?
Sentences: [character] is at the park. The school is between the fire station and the grocery shop.
*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: (George's Dragon) / 10 minutes
With these two lessons, we are focusing on teaching places in a town, prepositions and 'Where' questions. This book does not have too many places around the town but instead ask if students can recall the rooms of the house by asking, "Where are they in the house?" and reinforce prepositions by asking where the characters are in relation to an object.
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
Introduce the flashcards one by one, displaying each one on the wall. Encourage the group to repeat the words several times as they are introduced. This can be done before or after the story.
The Ghost game. This game takes some preparation. You will have to move some things around. For example, you could place some books under a student’s chair, put a marker pen on the window sill, put the clock on the teacher’s chair, put the CD player behind the door, and so on..
Put students into pairs to make a note of what the ‘ghost’ has moved around, and ask them to use ‘prepositions of place’ to make sentences.
The bin is in the wrong corner. It should be behind the door.
The books are under Francesca’s chair. They are usually on the shelf.
For older groups, now 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.
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.