CHRISTMAS LESSON PLAN

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CHRISTMAS LESSON PLAN

  1. 1. English Didactics I Idoya Díez de la Torre Irene García Martínez Yasmina González Olivera
  2. 2. <ul><li>Subject: English (as a Foreign Language) </li></ul><ul><li>Grade: 11-12 (6th of Primary) </li></ul><ul><li>Content: Vocabulary and cultural customs related to Christmas Holiday. </li></ul>
  3. 3. GOALS OBJECTIVES <ul><li>Students will be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Increase vocabulary related to Christmas time </li></ul><ul><li>Acquire a tolerance attitude and interest towards other cultures. </li></ul><ul><li>Interact with other children and carry out better teamwork. </li></ul><ul><li>Know Christmas cultural customs English speaking countries. </li></ul><ul><li>After learning and practice this lesson plan, students will: </li></ul><ul><li>Write new words related with Christmas and translate into their language. </li></ul><ul><li>Pronounce correctly these words. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sentences using the new words learned. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>(10 minutes before the lesson) </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce them the topic through questions that they will be able to answer based on their own experience: </li></ul><ul><li>-What are your traditions on Christmas Day? </li></ul><ul><li>-How do your relatives and friends celebrate the holiday? </li></ul><ul><li>-Do you usually decorate a Christmas tree? Exchanging presents? </li></ul><ul><li>-Do you sing and dance? What type of music? </li></ul><ul><li>Remember them that… On December 25, people around the world celebrate Christmas Day. Some people celebrate by giving gifts. Children may be thanking Santa Claus for new toys… And we are going to celebrate this holiday singing a carol called ‘Jingle Bells’. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Christmas Song ‘Jingle Bells’ (25 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>- Listen to the song (twice) (5 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>- Fill in the gaps (they listen the song again) (5 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>- Peer Correcting (write the words in the board) (10 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>- Sing the song (5 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>Crossword Puzzle (20 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>- Look for the song’s vocabulary (10 minutes) </li></ul><ul><li>- Observe the spelling and the pronunciation of each word. (during the correction of the crossword puzzle) (10 minutes) </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>We share out the lyrics of the song. We give them some time to see the pictures and read the text. Then, we explain them that: </li></ul><ul><li>We are going to listen a Christmas song called ‘Jingle Bells’. We ask them to be really attentive to the rythm because we will sing it all together. </li></ul><ul><li>Once the song has been listened, they will realize that there are many words that don’t appear in the lyrics. We will tell them that a little forgetful goblin has lost them and they have to help him finding these words. If not, we won’t sing the song later because we won’t have the whole song. </li></ul><ul><li>When they have completed the song, we ask them to exchange their photocopies with a mate. They try to correct the lyrics all together. One of each pair will be the spokesperson. </li></ul><ul><li>In case of errors: the teacher tries to get students to self-correct. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>‘ JINGLE BELLS’ </li></ul><ul><li>Dashing through the .......... </li></ul><ul><li>On a one-horse open sleigh, </li></ul><ul><li>Over the fields we ......... </li></ul><ul><li>Laughing ....... the way; </li></ul><ul><li>........ on bob-tail ring, </li></ul><ul><li>making spirits bright </li></ul><ul><li>,What fun it is to ride and sing </li></ul><ul><li>A sleighing .........tonight </li></ul><ul><li>Jingle bells, ........... bells, </li></ul><ul><li>jingle all the way! </li></ul><ul><li>Oh what fun it is to ride </li></ul><ul><li>In a one-.......... open sleigh (BIS) </li></ul><ul><li>A ......... or two ago, </li></ul><ul><li>I thought I'd take a ride, </li></ul><ul><li>And soon Miss Fanny Bright </li></ul><ul><li>Was seated by my side; </li></ul><ul><li>The horse was lean ........ lank; </li></ul><ul><li>Misfortune seemed his lot; </li></ul><ul><li>He got......... a drifted ......... </li></ul><ul><li>And .....we got upsot. </li></ul><ul><li>Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, </li></ul><ul><li>Jingle all the way! </li></ul><ul><li>What fun it is to ......... </li></ul><ul><li>In a one-horse ....... sleigh. </li></ul>1. Listen the Christmas Song and fill in the gaps with the following words http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2MFducncsg Ride Bank And Horse All Bells Song Snow Into Then Go Jingle Day
  8. 8. <ul><li>Advise them to read again the song. Then, we ask them to hide their lyrics. </li></ul><ul><li>We give them the crossword puzzle and give them a moment to read and try to understand what they have to do. </li></ul><ul><li>If someone doesn’t understand any rule of the exercise they can ask the teacher and he/she will resolve their doubts. </li></ul><ul><li>They will change their crossword puzzles among their partners and all the class correct it aloud. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 2. Complete this Crossword Puzzle with the help of the ‘Jingle Bells Song’ There are three words that are not in the song. They are typical thing of Christmas time.
  10. 10. The four skill (listening, writing, reading and speaking) are developed with these activities. STRATEGIES <ul><li>Listening for specific information </li></ul><ul><li>Following instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Memorizing (the rhythm of the song, the vocabulary, the meaning of the words) </li></ul><ul><li>Using visual clues as aids to meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Pronunciation </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Metacognitive </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hypothesising </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Comparing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Self-correction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reviewing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Cognitive </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Using visual and audio clues as aids to meaning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluating </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Socio-affective </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Peer correcting </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Behaviourist: they are repeating the song, memorizong it. </li></ul><ul><li>Interactionist: they are interacting with the teacher and the students. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Most of our lesson plan’s characteristics are related to “ The Direct Method ”: </li></ul><ul><li>. No translation is allowed </li></ul><ul><li>. Culture is more than fine arts </li></ul><ul><li>. Use of pictures to guess meaning </li></ul><ul><li>. Self-correcting </li></ul><ul><li>. Using of full sentences to practice vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>. Direct association of words’ meaning with the target language </li></ul><ul><li>. Getting students to self-correct </li></ul><ul><li>. Fill-in-the-blank exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Another characteristics of different methods: </li></ul><ul><li>- Audio Lingual Method: language cannot be separed from culture </li></ul><ul><li>- Cooperative Learning: they work in pair or groups. They can learn how to work better with the other children (interaction) </li></ul><ul><li>- Multiple Intelligence </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Cd Player </li></ul><ul><li>The Song ‘Jingle Bells’ </li></ul><ul><li>Photocopies of the ‘song task’ </li></ul><ul><li>Photocopies of the ‘Crossword Puzzle’ </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>We will carry out a Formative Assessment (throughout the Lesson Plan) </li></ul><ul><li>Some aspects that will be worth: </li></ul><ul><li>The student… </li></ul><ul><li>- is motivated </li></ul><ul><li>- participates in the task </li></ul><ul><li>- understand the task </li></ul><ul><li>- interacts with other students </li></ul><ul><li>- presents their job in a clear and organized way </li></ul><ul><li>- is able to recognize English carols and enjoy with them </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>http://www.armoredpenguin.com/crossword/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assessment#Formative_and_summative </li></ul><ul><li>http://middlt-schoolholidays.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Class notes </li></ul>

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