LPJ10 Winter Clothes
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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 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.
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. Weather and the Winter / 5 minutes
You will need weather flashcards, the winter poster and items from the previous lesson.
Pre teach the weather. Encourage participation by allowing the children who repeat to stick the weather card on the wall.
Now ask the children what the weather is today? Ask them to look outside the window. Is it sunny today? Yes/no!
Now ask them what season it is and what season will come next.
Stick up the winter poster. Re-visit the weather words. What is the weather like in winter?
3. Story: Dear Santa/Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer? / 15 minutes
You will need: a Book
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 key words. Ensure repetition of those key words. Make use of the detailed scenes to practise simple questions and answer forms (Where is..? This is.. There are...)
For the extra traction levels, encourage them to repeat full sentences based on your teacher 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.
4. Game / 10 minutes
Introduce the character flashcards one by one. After the group has repeated the words several times, play at dressing the snowman together.
Also play at adding the weather cards to the game, by sticking them above the snowman and practise "It's raining / it's windy etc"
Play "Whats missing?!" with the snowman. Let the children take turns at hiding one of the snowman's clothing items behind their back with the other children guessing what's missing!
4. Game / 10 minutes
Show the children the Rudolph emotions flashcards one by one and demonstrate sticking red nose on the reindeer.e.g. The reindeer is happy! - and stick the nose on the happy reindeer!
For Extra traction groups, play using the weather cards with the emotions game. Aim at helping the children say - "It's rainy, the reindeer is angry!"
For Extra Prep groups, interject the story and games with questions for the narrator at different points along the way.
"What is the weather like?"
"What is the snowman wearing?"
"It's snowing. What should the snowman wear?"
Encourage the children to respond in full sentences.
You will obviously need to use a lot of gestures and encouragement for them to be able to understand the questions but it is good "deciphering" practice for them.
Teacher tip: If you feel there is too much to get through in one session, you can always split the theme over two sessions.
5. Song / 10 minutes (recommended for younger groups)
A simple song to practise clothing and parts of the body.
Individual activity/ 10 - 20 minutes
You will need: handout and glue + markers and/or pencils
Teacher tip: Cut out the snowman and clothing in advance.
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.
For initiation level children, simply use the firts page of the handout.
For children at the "Extra Traction" level, use the second page too but cross through or cut off the "Extra Prep" section.
For children at the "Extra Prep" level, use all pages.
7. Recap / 5 minutes
You will need: Flashcards for your target language.
8. Goodbye Song / 5 minutes (rcomended for younger groups)