LPL4 - What's in the park?
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)
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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: Shark in the Park / 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.
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: / 15 minutes
You will need: Shark in the Park 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: Click here for examples and instructions on the flashcard section of the session.
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.
Animal Flashcards: start by using one animal flashcard with it half covered up, showing only the top of the animal on the wall. Model the activity by going along pointing and saying " What do you think it is?”. “I think it is an elephant”, repeat again “What do you think it is?”
Ask a volunteer or all of the children in turn (if the group is small), take(s) a turn to go along the line saying “ I think it is a ______” respond to the child with “maybe” and move on to the next child asking “ What do you think it is? “
After have a child volunteer to reveal what is hiding behind the card.
Direction practice: Place the flashcards in different parts of the room. Have the one child stand in the center of the room. Practice with actions UP, DOWN, LEFT AND RIGHT. Ask “Where do you think the butterfly is?” then have the child respond with “I think the butterfly is to the right”, “I think the bird is to the left”, “ I think the hair is up” etc
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
Click here so see/download the handout
The aim of this section in the session is to spend time with each child individually. Encourage each child to either repeat vocabulary/sentences or to produce them independently, depending on their level.
For initiation level children, simply use the first 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.
Click here for more information on levels.
Page one (colouring page): destined for the under 9 year olds this page can either simply be used for colouring as you interact with each child individually or (for 5 - 9 year olds) you can request that they trace the directional words.
7. Recap / 5 minutes
You will need: Flashcards for your target language.
8. Goodbye Song / 5 minutes (recommended for younger groups)
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