Lost at the Beach (LPJ3)
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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 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.
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: Bears at the Beach / 15 minutes
You will need: 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 beach 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 / 20 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.
Bring out the backpack flashcard and play at "packing" the bag with the beach items.
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.
Practise the past simple by playing a memory game: "I went to the beach and I took...." the children have to remember the new vocabulary without seeing the images.
Add a level of difficulty: once they have named all of the items, each child can add "... but I didn't take..." naming a totally unrelated item. For example: "I went to the beach and I took a parasol, a kite, (etc).. but I didn't take a...chicken!"
This will help the children use the "but" conjunction, the negative form "didn't", and it will make it fun!
Teacher tip: Ask the children to do this one by one or, if some children are less confident that the others, they can do it in pairs. Repeat the game as many times as you want. Children rarely get bored with this type of game and this is an opportunity to encourage as much repetition as possible.
For older groups (extra traction & extra prep), leave some time for the recap at the end.
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
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.
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)