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PHASE 1 LESSON PLAN

A. Students and Setting


Students:
Third grade (age 8-9); biginner language proficiency. This is their first year of English.
Setting:
This is a public school where teach to !" students (# girls and $ boys) " hours per wee%& $' (inutes
each lesson. The class starts at !' ).*. on Tuesday and Thursday. Students will easily get bored if they
are not in+ol+ed in so(e challenging tas%s. ,hen wor%ing in pairs they tend to spea% in their (other
tongue so ha+e to stay a(ong the( and encourage the( to spea% in English. They practice +ocabulary
and gra((ar fro( a lesson to another. The spea%ing tas%s concentrate on +ocabulary and gra((ar
they-+e learned in the pre+ious lessons.
B. Lesson Background:
Students are learning about seasons& weather and acti+ities in order to describe their fa+orite season. n
their pre+ious lessons they had to describe so(e weather representati+e pictures& using present tense
si(ple and present tense continuous. n this lesson they will start to write about their fa+ourite season
and e.plain their choices spea%ing about the weather& acti+ities and type of clothes they wear.
C. Learning Objectives/E!ected "esu#ts:
Students will i(pro+e their writing and spea%ing s%ills by wor%ing in pairs to create a dialogue about
their fa+ourite season. )t the end of the lesson students will be better able to: e.press their preferences;
interpret and use si(ple gi+en infor(ation through processes or acti+ities such as describing; use
ad/ecti+es to describe weather& seasons; use the si(ple present tense to e.press interests.
$. %ateria#s and Sources:
Materials
Ecaterina 0o(isel& leana 1ir+u& Limba Engleza Firm Steps, 0orint.
2. S. 3epart(ent of State& 4ffice of English 5anguage 1rogra(s 6ureau of Educational and 0ultural )ffairs.
("'!7& 3ece(ber !"). Shaping the way we teach English: Approaches to language teaching: Foundation: Module
3: Integrating Sills 89ideo file:! ;etrie+ed fro( http:<<www.youtube.co(<watch=+>T"%r%?a!4@)
)ppendi. ! and " are (ade by (e and the picture are fro( google
E. Procedures / &i'ing:

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&eac(er does/sa)s . . . Students do/sa) . . . A!!roi'ate
&i'e
Stic%s on the blac%board a chart
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1lease ca(e and pic% one picture
and stic% to the chart to describe
each season.
;aise their hands and co(e to
co(plete the chart.
!' (in.
Aow as% your partner which is
his<her fa+ourite season and why.
0irculates as students chat and
encourages the( to spea%
English to their partner.
Tal% to neighbor using the specific
e.pressions they-+e learned.
!' (in.
4% let-s stop.
Aow on a sheet of paper try to
write a short co(position about
your fa+ourite season& you (ay
use the chart when you need to.
Stays a(ong the( and help if
necessary.
Student starts to write ha+ing the
chart on the blac%board to help the(
with needed +ocabulary.
!$ (in.
0alls on se+eral students to read
their co(positions.
Encourages the( to use English
to e.press the(sel+es.
)s%s the other students if they
want to add so(ething to their
colleague-s co(position.
;eport bac% indi+idually when
called upon by teacher.
So(e students (ay (ention a few
ideas to help their colleague.
!' (in
1ut your co(positions into your
portfolios and for to(orrow
thing what else can you add to
i(pro+e it.
To(orrow we will +ote the best
co(position.
Students put their co(positions into
their portfolios.
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*. A#ternative Assess'ent:
)s the teacher circulates a(ong the pairs& she ta%es notes on how students tal% to their partner. She
helps students with +ocabulary if necessary. 6ased on her notes the teacher will decide whether to wor%
further on +ocabulary or re+iew so(e gra((atical ite(s. Students- co(position will beco(e part of the
student-s portfolio binders so that they can see how their +ocabulary and gra((ar i(pro+ed o+er the

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course of se+eral (onths.
+. "e,#ection - P(ase 1:
This lesson is designed to help students use +ocabulary and e.pressions taught until now and to gi+e
the( (ore confidence when spea%ing English. Spea%ing with their partners about each others fa+ourite
season gi+es the( confidence because there is no teacher-s inter+ention and they %now that their partner
%now as (uch gra((ar and +ocabulary they do. 3oing this they ha+e ti(e to e.ercise the +ocabulary
that they will later use in their co(positions. )fter the spea%ing e.ercise they ha+e to write and put
together what they-+e discussed with their partners and use the chart when the need. t-s a good e.ercise
because this prepares the students to spea% in front of the class. 3oing all these e.ercises spea%ing with
their partners about their fa+ourite season and then writing a short co(positions is actually an e.ercise
(eant to prepare students for presenting their ideas in front of the class.

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Seasons .eat(er C#ot(ing &(ings to do
Spring
Su((er
)utu(n
,inter
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have barbecues build sand castles plant trees

go on picnics fly 'ites s(im

)ide bicycles ma'e sno(men fight (ith sno(balls

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Sledding eat ice*cream go bac' to school
1lay with lea+es
,ar( hot cool cold
3ry wet rainy snowy
,indy sunny cloudy

T* shirts coats

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Scarves (oolen hats shorts

S'irts

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