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. Ts are advised to check the Carnet de Voyage each time to ensure the content reflects the session content you are planning to use.
1. Hello Song / 5 minutes (recommended for younger groups)
2. Recap last session's target language / 5 minutes
Take out the FCs from the last session and see who remembers the words or phrases
Introducing FCs: FCs can be introduced either before or after the story. You may want to show all the FC or half or just a few, depending on age/level, before reading the story so that the STs can make the vocab connection within the story. Either way, present FC one at a time when introducing, have the STs repeat the word after you and pin it on the wall for all to see. If this is done before reading then STs can also be seeing the FCs while hearing the words.
3. Story: Disco Party!/ 10 minutes
You will need: Book
Optional: At the prior lesson, ask STs to bring in or dress up “disco” if they want - example: sparkly shirt, cool sunglasses, bracelets, light-up shoes.
This book has a repeating chorus so you can definitely have the STs repeat or sing it with you. There is a great deal of text in this book, the key is to teach the new vocab before reading so that they can grasp those new ideas. For lower levels, choose only some of the text to read. I would even encourage pre-teaching the chorus so they can follow along more easily:
So, shake it like a mango,
Party like a pear
Wiggle like an apple
And dance like you don't care.
It's called the Kitchen Disco
And everyone's invited,
So, move your hips,
Shake your pips
And let's get all excited!
(this is the kind of book that, depending on the size and type of group, you can have the STs out of their seats and dancing along with the story)
Read through the book, concentrate on encouraging repetition of your target words and or phrases. Give time for the children to see all of the details in the pictures.
For younger children (3-5), you may want to read only some of the text and concentrate more on keywords. Ensure repetition of those key words.
For the extra traction levels, encourage them to repeat full sentences based on your T target above.
For extra preps, encourage to children to take turns trying to read pages to the group and to decipher the meaning of the story at the end.
Here is a video that is also in the Carnet de Voyage:
4. Game / 20 minutes
You will need: FCs: nouns: kitchen, disco, party; fruit, banana, lemons, coconut, mango, pear, apple, oranges, pineapple, grapes, strawberry; verbs: dance, spin, jump, somersault, splits, rap, break dance, tap dance, shake, wiggle, high-five, boogie, groove, wave
Optional: Real fruit to eat or play games with; disco ball; special lights; disco apparel
Example game: T says a verb and STs must demonstrate the action. Incorporate the “Let’s…” phrase into this game.
Extra Traction game: Hand out or hold up one fruit at a time and either one student says and acts out the move the fruit does or the whole class says and acts out the move the fruit does. After the STs understand, have them decide the moves and incorporate the “I want you to…” phrase if it would be well received/understood.
Extra Prep game: Have the students create their own sentences using the “I feel like…” phrase with a dance move and then have the other students do the move. For this you will have to teach or review the gerunds to make sure STs understand it is “I feel like + verb+ing”.
5. Song (see above)
6. Individual activity/ 10 - 20 minutes
You will need: handout and markers and/or pencils
The aim of this section in the session is to spend time with each child individually. Encourage each child to either repeat vocabulary and sentences or to produce them independently, depending on their level.
7. Recap / 5 minutes
You will need: FCs for your target language.
8. Goodbye Song / 5 minutes (recommended for younger groups)