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Carnet de Voyage

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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.

Lesson Plan

1. Hello Song / 5 minutes (recommended for younger groups)

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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: Mungo Monkey goes to school / 10 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.

Focus on asking, “ What are you going to bring to school?”

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

You will need: school flashcards

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:

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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.

Mungo Monkey: Start by taking the flashcards out of the envelope one by one reviewing the school supplies. Next pull out the words. Have the students match the word with the picture. Encourage a volunteer or give all of the children in turn (if the group is small), take(s) a turn to say each word.

Now place all the cards on the wall. The children have to say the correct sentence for each one. After, try covering the display to see whether they can remember which place is where - another opportunity to repeat the sentences. For extra traction you can ask “ What school supply are you going to bring to school?”

 

5. Song (see below)

 

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.

Handout 1, 3-7yrs (PS, MS, GS, CP, CE1)

Handout 2, 8-9yrs (CE2)

Handout 3, 9-11yrs (CM1,CM2)

7. Recap / 5 minutes

You will need: FCs for your target language.

 

8. Goodbye Song / 5 minutes (recommended for younger groups)

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