Teaching writing, listening and speaking Camila Barrera November 26, 2012
IntroductionIn this work I’m going to present part of the topics seen in my practicum. My experience was in amunicipal school which has 2 careers: food and tourism. I had 2 classes: first and second medio. Inthese classes there are students from different schools: for that reason the level of English in theclass is very varied. It makes difficult at the moment to design the lesson plan.In these courses I could identify and work 2 units: in second medio unit 4 “whatever you do ormake, do it and make it well” and second medio unit 5 “music-songs and words”. To plan theseunits I had to adapt them to their careers (in the case of second medio). Fortunately, one of themain topics was jobs and careers so I could help them to think about what they are going to do.In this work we have the necessary materials to practice 3 of the 4 main skills to develop theEnglish language. Any person could apply these activities because there are very well explained.Here we have the 3 main steps to guide our activities: pre, post and while.
Lesson Plan 2nd GradeTopic: unit 4: “Whatever you do or make, do it and make it well!”Task: Write a recipeText type: Descriptive textWord limit: 150 wordsAudience: anybody that want to eat a sandwichPurpose: to learn to crate instructions Date Content Objectives/skills Activities/Strategies Resources November Vocabulary To create Pre-writing Worksheet 12, 2012 instructions The students will answer when they have to follow Projector Words related instructions and why they sometimes have to follow Marker to giving and instructions. following The students will have to see some pictures and follow the instructions. instructions and put them in the correct order. The teacher will give to the students some vocabulary to Use of language create the instructions. Each student will have to read a word from the vocabulary given and define the word in English. Present simple While-writing Values The students will have to create a recipe: they will have to Help and write the ingredients and create the instructions for different respect other steps about images related to how to do a Perfect Ham people. Sandwich. They have to see the images and create and write the ingredients and the instructions. Post-writing The teacher will show the pictures projected in a power point and the students will write some of the instructions that they have created. All the students will add part of their instructions to create more complete instructions.
Lesson Plan 7th GradeTask: Write a text describing a place to go on holiday.Text type: Descriptive textWord limit: 150 wordsTopic: Unit 2: “Welcome to my country”Audience: people who want a place for holidayPurpose: To describe a place for holiday Date Content Objectives/skills Activities/Strategies Resources November Vocabulary To express Pre-writing Paper 12, 2012 Words related to opinion The teacher will show a picture about a place and they will Pencil describe a place. To promote a have to describe it orally. Then the teacher will show the Dictionary place description about the same place. Use of language To describe a Past simple and place While-writing future. The students will have to choose their favourite a place in which they have stayed on holidays and promote it to other Values people go to this place. They will have to describe it and Help and respect argue why they chose this place to go on holidays (they can other people. use dictionary) Post-writing A voluntary student will read his or her text in front of the class and the rest of the students will have to tell if they would go to that place or not and tell them why.
Lesson Plan 1st GradeTopic: unit 5: “Songs – music and words”Task: Circle the words listened in a song in a worksheet.Listen type: songTime limit: 3:24 minutesAudience: StudentsPurpose: To understand what we listen. Date Content Objectives/skills Activities/Strategies Resources November Vocabulary To recognize Pre-listening Radio 12, 2012 Vocabulary listened words. The students will have to make predictions from a picture of Worksheet related to the To discriminate Adele and answer the next questions orally: What does this pencil song. words. woman do? Do you know her name and nationality? Can you mention some of her most famous songs? Use of language Can/ can’t/ While-listening could The students will have to listen to a song from Adele “Rolling in the deep” Values Then they will have to recognize and discriminate 20 words Respect other from 30 words given in a worksheet. They have to circle classmates and them. people. Post-listening The teacher will ask to the students for the words, so the teacher will say the word and the students will answer if the word belongs to the song or not.
Lesson Plan 7th GradeTopic: unit 1: “welcome, friends”Task: listen a conversation and complete a chartListen type: conversationTime limit: 3 minutesAudience: students in the classroomPurpose: Complete a chart with the needed answers taken from the listened conversation. Date Content Objectives/skills Activities/Strategies Resources November Vocabulary To distinguish Pre-listening Radio 12, 2012 Vocabulary information The students will have to make predictions with 2 images Speakers related to plans between one about 2 men having a conversation. The students will have Worksheet speaker and to predict what they think they are talking about. Use of language other. Going to… to While-listening express future The students will listen to a conversation about 2 friends actions that are talking about their plans for next summer. They will have to take. They will have to distinguish what Values they are talking about to complete a chart with the plans Self-discipline of speaker 1 and the plans of speaker 2. Post-listening The students will complete the chart on the whiteboard and all of them will correct if there are any mistake.
Lesson Plan 1th GradeTopic: unit 5: “Songs – music and words”Task: role-playSpeaking type: interviewTime limit: 4 to 6 minutesAudience: Classmates and teacherPurpose: Learn to do an interview Date Content Objectives/skills Activities/Strategies Resources November Vocabulary To interpret an Pre-speaking Notebooks 12, 2012 Vocabulary interview The teacher will show an interview to the students as an Pencils related to example. Then the teacher will interview with no more than 3 Projector music. students as another example. Speakers Use of language While-speaking Indirect The teacher will give a pattern to the students can do the questions interview. Present simple The students will have to do a role-play in pair, doing an and past simple. interview. One of them will be a singer (whichever they want) and the other one will be the interviewer. It must be done in Values front of the class. Respect The other students will take notes about the best questions Courtesy that they consider from the classmate’s interviews. Post-speaking The students and the teacher will select the best questions from the interviews done. Then they will create a new interview with the best questions.
Lesson Plan 7th GradeTopic: unit 1: “welcome, friends”Task: Make a conversation in front of the classSpeaking type: conversationTime limit: 4-6 minutesAudience: the students into the classroomPurpose: Have a common conversation Date Content Objectives/skills Activities/Strategies Resources November Vocabulary To argue Pre-speaking Whiteboard 12, 2012 Vocabulary decisions Marker related to To express The teacher will talk about his plans for next weekend and activities on plans then he is going to ask to the students: what are you going to weekend do next weekend? The students have to give general ideas like: I’m going to go to play football with my friends. Use of language While-speaking Use of going to The students will have to express in a conversation in front of Values the class about what they are going to do next weekend. They Respect can practice it before the conversation to establish the topics that they are going to talk about. (they have to do 15 interchanges at least) they have to argue why they do these kind of things. Post-speaking The whole class is going to organize the perfect weekend on the whiteboard, like a conclusion from all that they have listened from their classmates.
ConclusionAs a conclusion I can say the most difficult part was fins and create the appropriate activities tofollow the main topic, the required skill, the vocabulary, use of language and find a variety ofobjectives mainly. In these lesson plans I have used different methods like communicativelanguage teaching,