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Lesson Plans - First Unit

  1. 1. Lesson Plan 1<br />Date: 19/10/2009Level: 1ºBSkill: Any particular skillExpected Outcomes: Students recognize what is this unit going to be aboutStudents recognize commonly used words in computingResources: if possible: White board, markers, Textbook: Global English 1IntroductionCore of the classPre-stage While-stagePost-stageClosing Time20 min15 min15 min15 min10 min5 minComments- The teacher says hello and introduces himself so as to start the class. Since it is the first class the teacher sets the rules and explains the way they are going to work during the semester.- The teacher writes on the board: “The professor is in the fast-food restaurant, having a sandwich and listening to the radio” and makes the student infer the meaning of that sentence. With this activity the teacher explains what cognate words are and why it is important to consider them when learning English. - After that the teacher tells them that they will have to use English in the class and review the most commonly used questions/answers. Eg: (how do you say…? How do you spell…? What is this called in English? Etc).- To contextualize the unit the teacher writes the word FUTURE on the board and makes the students think of concepts and words related to its meaning and starts writing on the board the students’ ideas. - The teacher explains the concepts of Digital Native and Digital Immigrant in technology and the students discuss some questions related to the topic. Eg: How many of you wear a watch? How many times do you read the newspaper a week, etc)They teacher does a general review of today’s class and asks students to participate of the activities<br />Lesson Plan 2<br />Date: 22/10/2009Level: 1ºBSkill: ReadingExpected Outcomes: Students recognize commonly used words in computingStudents comprehend the text using cognate wordsResources: White board, markers, Textbook: Global English 1IntroductionCore of the classPre-stage While-stagePost-stageClosing Time5 min15 min15 min5 min5 minComments- The teacher says hello and start the class asking what the students remember of the previous class.Then as an Icebreaking activity the students play a game called: “The telephone”. The teacher chooses one student for each row of the class and whispers them a sentence in the ear of the student at the front of the each line and tells him/her to whisper it to the next person. She/he then, whispers it to the next and so on until it has got to the last person in the line. At the end, the teacher asks the last student to say the sentence: The used sentence (“The real problem is not if machines think but if men do it”) is used by the teacher to introduce the class.The students discuss some questions and make notes on their copybooks related to technology in Chile from textbook page 160.The teacher checks the students’ work orally.Students write the homework on their copybooks. They have to investigate how many people have a cell phone.<br />Lesson Plan 3<br />Date: 29/10/2009Level: 1ºBSkill: ReadingExpected Outcomes: Students comprehend the text using cognate wordsResources: White board, markers, Textbook: Global English 1IntroductionCore of the classPre-stage While-stagePost-stageClosing Time5 min5 min15 min15 min5 minCommentsTo start the class the teacher asks students what they learned last Thursday and creates a list of things the students did last class. Then he checks the homework orally.- The students work on the Pre-reading activities and reading activity: “Chile in the lead” (from textbook pages 160- 161)- The teacher checks the students work orally. And starts the reading activity. He asks different students to read a paragraph or sentence and checks if they understand the meaning of it.- The students work on the reading and post reading activities on pages 161-162.The teacher writes “If it rains, I will not go to school” and asks the students to write it on their copybooks. As homework they will have to identify the meaning of the sentence and try to do a similar one using the same structure.<br />Lesson Plan 4<br />Date: 02/11/2009Level: 1ºBSkill: ReadingExpected Outcomes: Students will be able to comprehend the text using cognates, associating images and context.Students will be able to use conditional type 1. Resources: White board, markers, Textbook: Global English 1, data projector, computerIntroductionCore of the classPre-stage While-stagePost-stageClosing Time15 min5 min35 min15 min25 min5 minCommentsThe teacher connects the PC and data projector.The teacher says hello and starts the class with a game.The students play a Game: Which letter? (Word puzzle). The students Identify objects from some projected pictures: the teacher asks do they belong to the “present” (it is the year 2055) or to the past. They also have to say what objects they would add.The teacher projects two pictures. One represents the rain and the other the school. The teacher writes “if it rains I will not go to school” and ask them if they did the homework. Then, he explains the meaning of the sentence and asks them to try to do another one. He projects two new pictures and asks them to try to create sentences with different projected objects.The teacher projects a list of wrong spelled words and asks the students to rewrite them correctly as fast as they can.The teacher writes “The real problem is not if machines think but if men do it” and asks them if they remember that quote. He introduces the issue Human v/s Machines. And asks the students to discuss some projected questions in groups of 3 or 4 people.The teacher asks students to list what they learned today and writes it on the board.<br />Lesson Plan 5<br />Date: 05/11/2009Level: 1ºBSkill: SpeakingExpected Outcomes: Students will be able to reflect on the issue: Humans v/s Machines.Students will be able to use can/can’t.Resources: White board, markers, Textbook: Global English 1IntroductionCore of the classPre-stage While-stagePost-stageClosing Time5 min10 min10 min10 min5 minCommentsTo start the class the teacher asks students what they learned last Monday and creates a list of things the students did last class.Then to introduce the class the teacher asks the students to imagine it is the year 2055 and asks them to think of the changes there will be in that world compared to our world; then, he asks them to open their books on page 135 and decide if the pictures belong to the “present” (it is the year 2055) or to the past. Then he asks them: What object would you add? And creates a list of “old fashioned objects”Afterward, the teacher says: Let’s imagine you find a bottle on the beach. What kind of message do you think it contains? The students write some sentences working in pairs.After checking the student’s sentences the teacher asks them if they think humans will be replaced for robots to create a discussion on the topic Humans v/s Machines, recalling the quote analyzed in the previous class “The problem is not if machines think but if men do it”. As a final task, the students have to create a list with things humans & robots can and cannot do.The teacher asks: what did we learn today? And make the students write the ideas on their notebooks.<br />Lesson Plan 8<br />Date: 16/11/2009Level: 1ºBSkill: Listening - ReadingExpected Outcomes: Students will be able to reflect on John Lennon’s ImagineResources: White board, markers, Textbook:, Computer, Data projector, speakers.IntroductionCore of the classPre-stage While-stagePost-stageClosing Time15 min25 min15 min15 min5 min15 minCommentsSince the class will be developed using a PowerPoint presentation, the teacher connects the computer and data projector. The teacher says hello and tries to silence the students as soon as possible to start the quiz. Before he gives the students the quiz, he asks if they have any questions and then explains what the quiz is going to be like.The students answer the quiz; they have 25 minutes to do so. Then, the teacher asks students what they did last class commenting on the activity related to the song “Imagine”. The teacher plays the song to remember the students what it was like and then he asks the students to answer the questions on the handout they received last class.After that, the teacher asks them if they understand the meaning of the song and proceeds to read and explain the lyrics and while doing it, he asks the students to infer the meaning of every verse. After commenting on the song’s meaning the students answer more questions related to it’s meaning, working in pairs the answer questions like: do you think it is possible to create a world like that? What should we do to make our world similar to the one Lennon sings of? Etc.As a final task the teacher coments and asks the students opinion, making them reflect on a Mahatma Gandhi’s quote: “The future depends on what we do in the present.”Guide teacher’s pending evaluations<br />Lesson Plan 7<br />Date: 05/11/2009Level: 1ºBSkill: Listening - ReadingExpected Outcomes: Students will be able to reflect on the world of the future.Students will be able to comprehend the message of the song Imagine (John Lennon).Resources: Computer, data projector, speakers, white board, markersIntroductionCore of the classPre-stage While-stagePost-stageClosing Time10 min5 min10 min15 min5 minCommentsAfter installing the data projector and computer the teacher presents the first slide and asks the students if the picture and quote is related to the previous classes. Then he shows some pictures and asks the class what they remember of those pictures. Then the teacher tells the students that in today’s class we will continue thinking about the future and tells them what is the listening going to be about.After asking the students if they had heard that song before and what they think it is about, he shows them the video of the song. After they watch the video, the teacher gives them a handout with the lyric and the activities they have to do. He shows them the video again but this time, they have to complete some blanks the lyric of the song has by choosing the correct word from the three words given for each blank. To check the students’ answers the teacher asks them to tell him the correct answer for each empty space.Then, the teacher shows the students another video of the song. This video has images that represent what the lyric says. The students have to work in small groups to answer some questions related to John Lennon’s view of the future. The teacher The teacher finishes this class with a quote: “The future is always beginning now.” And asks them what they think it means and asks do you think that we build our future?<br />Lesson Plan 8<br />Date: 16/11/2009Level: 1ºBSkill: Listening - ReadingExpected Outcomes: Students will be able to reflect on John Lennon’s ImagineResources: White board, markers, Textbook:, Computer, Data projector, speakers.IntroductionCore of the classPre-stage While-stagePost-stageClosing Time15 min25 min15 min15 min5 min15 minCommentsSince the class will be developed using a PowerPoint presentation, the teacher connects the computer and data projector. The teacher says hello and tries to silence the students as soon as possible to start the quiz. Before he gives the students the quiz, he asks if they have any questions and then explains what the quiz is going to be like.The students answer the quiz; they have 25 minutes to do so. Then, the teacher asks students what they did last class commenting on the activity related to the song “Imagine”. The teacher plays the song to remember the students what it was like and then he asks the students to answer the questions on the handout they received last class.After that, the teacher asks them if they understand the meaning of the song and proceeds to read and explain the lyrics and while doing it, he asks the students to infer the meaning of every verse. After commenting on the song’s meaning the students answer more questions related to it’s meaning, working in pairs the answer questions like: do you think it is possible to create a world like that? What should we do to make our world similar to the one Lennon sings of? Etc.As a final task the teacher comments and asks the students opinion, making them reflect on a Mahatma Gandhi’s quote: “The future depends on what we do in the present.”Guide teacher’s pending evaluations<br />

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