LPL5 - Ruby's sleepover 


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Carnet de Voyage

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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 Flashcards: 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: Ruby’s Sleepover/ 10 minutes

You will need: Book

Another nighttime story, we are emphasizing the ‘make-believe’ and fantasy in this book, teaching words such as pirate, magic ring, etc. and what goes together, i.e. a pirate sails in a ship, a giant lives in a castle.

For extra preps, encourage 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: FCs: tent, sleeping bag, pirates, giant, dragon, magic ring, magic beans, ship, castle


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Example game: Present FC on the wall and turn over one while the STs’ eyes are closed, then have them guess which one is turned over.

Extra Traction game: Put FC turned over on the table. Have a ST pick one and show the rest of the class. Then another ST guesses what other FCs relate to the FC shown. For example: ST A picks a FC and it is a pirate, the other ST must say, “A pirate and a ship” or, depending on their level, “A pirate is on a ship.”

Extra Prep game: Have the children make up their own scary stories using the key vocabulary.


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

Activité individuelle:

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

Handout 2, 8-9yrs (CE2)

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

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)

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