Chocolate Monster (LPM) FAMILY

Vocabulary Teaching Targets

Nouns: Daddy, Mummy, Brother, Sister, Baby

Adjectives: Long, Short(hair) Big, Small (eyes)

Questions: How many brothers do you have?

Sentences: I have 2 brothers. I go dancing with my sister.

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Carnet de Voyage

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Lesson Plan

Chocolate Monster (LPM)

5 min Greeting

Hello Song - Click here for hello song ideas 

Calendar, Rules, Colours, etc.

Spend some time asking BASIC QUESTIONS: How are you? How old are you? What's your name?

5 min Review last week 

Take out the flashcards from the last session and see who remembers the words or phrases. If you gave homework - go through the work as a class.

10 min Introduction of topic

Introduce the Family flash cards (from the calendar) one by one displaying each one on the wall as it is introduced. Focus on framing easy sentences like This is mummy. This is daddy. Top tip! Encourage the children by allowing the children that repeat the word correctly to stick it up on the wall/board. Encourage the group to repeat the words several times as they are introduced. Play games with FCs to reinforce new vocabulary. Examples here

Ask the students what kind of activity the do with their mummy, daddy, sister or brother.

15 min Book : Book link Before reading, revise the vocab using flashcards. Read through the book: The Monster Family -by ESL. Show the children the cover and ask them what season it is in the book - use the flashcards to help if necessary. "Is that daddy? Is that Mummy? Yes or No?"


10 min Song/ Extra Game

Daddy Finger Get out the Family flashcards and the big Family Tree - as a group, each child can put one by one  the members of the family on the big poster on the wall.   If you have time, play the Daddy Finger song again and sing it slowly first without music -use big hand gestures!. Sing the song again with lots of big actions! 

10 min Individual Activity

Each handout is age-specific, please ensure you use the handout that corresponds to your group. You may decide to use a handout aimed at a different age if your group is of a high level.

Activity sheet - 3-7 years

Activity sheet - 8-9 years

Activity sheet - 9-12 years

Explain the activity and do part or all of it as a group/class. Play "Listen and Point" - read the names of the family members out loud and ask the children to point at the member that is relevant. Help children to fill in the activity sheets and check for any spelling mistakes. Walk around room to see how the children are doing, help those that are struggling. Spend time with each child. Ask a question about the lesson or what they might be colouring. Encourage each child to either repeat vocabulary and sentences or to produce them independently, depending on their level.

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5 min Goodbye Time 

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Songs are generally more helpful with younger groups

Always finish will a goodbye song for the younger groups

although you many have to leave out for 45 min sessions