You also need a subtitle to explain what the activity relates to.
e.g. Mountain Magic
The Internal Processes of the Earth
It’s a good idea to write your name(s) and also the school(s) where you work and the date.
We need to know who the activity is for
Year 3 of Primary Education
Year 2 of Secondary Education
We need to know the level (approx.)
A1, A2, etc. or Pre-A1
We also need to know how long it will take
30 minutes, 1 session, 2 sessions, etc.
Your activity needs
e.g. What is it for? Why are you going to do this?
Link to competences
What key competences are involved?
ask your teacher if you’re not sure
Language Content To understand and produce simple oral and written texts and show interest in using the FL actively To understand and apply basic criteria to differentiate and classify members of the animal kingdom (arthropods)
We need to know what it involves
Does it involve listening, speaking, reading, writing or integrated skills?
What vocabulary does it teach?
What structures does it use?
What concepts does it involve?
What activities or tasks does it involve?
e.g. Listening to a text in order to identify 3 pictures Vocabulary: cattle, cow, bull (horn, snout/muzzle, leg, tail, coat, udder) Technical: rear, be kept for, forage, dairy products, decline, increase, breed Structure: present simple tense; should e.g. Identifying and classifying according to physical characteristics
What else do we need to know?
How the activity is carried out:
Is it whole group, small groups, pairs or individual?
How long does each part take?
In the classroom, other school area, inside/outside, other place, etc.
If in the classroom, do we need to change the layout?
With language assistant and teacher?
Do we need other people?
Do we need any special resources?
Is it connected to a specific unit?
Does it refer to a specific time of year or celebration?
What should we prepare?
Break up the usual routine of the Subject Area
Be creative and unusual
Find a song linked to the topic
Prepare a game to consolidate new knowledge (Walking Bingo, Pass the Parcel, Millionaire, Round the World, Board Team Race, etc.)
Work out an activity with a video clip
Carry out an experiment
Make something (a recipe, an object, an art work)
Create a Web Quest
Prepare some puzzles
Design a Treasure Hunt (classroom, visit, virtual, map, Geocaching)
Find a website for an activity (plant a tree, etc.)
Prepare a listening/reading task to correct information, choose a picture, exchange information, etc.
Make sure you include something that will consolidate language