Title of the Lesson: The Rainbow fish Date: 8/5/2014 and 12/5/2014
Unit of Study: Sea project
Level and group 4
graders Number of children: 25
In class we are working the sea project. In the English classroom we are working
with animals; we are learning the characteristics of the animals, especially the sea
animals and we are learning to classify them. On the other hand, we are working
on animals’ descriptions.
Learning objectives (both language and content):
Students will be able to:
- Identify fish parts.
- Tell an alternative ending.
- Identify the events in the story that take place.
- Answer questions through the reading.
- Sequence the story using pictures and sentences.
- Understand most of the vocabulary used in the book.
- Linguistic and audio-visual
- Information handling and digital competence
- Learning to learn
- Autonomy, initiative and decision taking
- Knowledge of and interaction with the natural world
To participate in the lessons.
To write a good sea animal description.
Activity title Time Description Interaction Skills Materials
Mystery box 2’ Using a mystery box with sparkling
scales and a fish drawing we are going to
guess the book I’m going to tell.
T-Ss/ Ss-Ss S/I Mystery box, sparkling
scales, fish drawing.
The Rainbow fish
I’m going to tell pupils the story using the
book and while telling the story I’m going
to ask them comprehension questions.
While telling the story each student is
going to receive a sparkling scale.
T-Ss/Ss-T L/S The Rainbow fish book,
questions, sparkling scales.
Brainstorm 3’ Pupils are going to think about the
feelings of the little blue fish and Rainbow
fish at the beginning and at the end, and
two of them are going to share it with the
Alternative ending 15’ In groups they are going to think of an
alternative ending of the story. One
member of each group is going to explain
it to the others.
Put in order 15’ In groups pupils are going to put in order
sentences related to the story so they are
going to have a summary.
When everybody has finished they are
going to put some story pictures in order
on the digital whiteboard.
Ss-Ss I/ L/ S/
Story sentences, story
Describing- Who is
25’ Each student is going to choose a sea
animal and is going to write a short
description. The others will guess the
animal. While reading the description
aloud record them using audioboo and
hang it in the moodle.
Ss-Ss I/ S/ L/
Song-Round up 5’ As a way to finish we are going to listen
to “Under the sea” song from “The little
mermaid”. A song we already worked.
L “Under the sea” from “The
Audioboo (and a microphone)
Personal notes/reminders/homework/other considerations:
There is one pupil with some kind of personal needs, bear in mind to help her doing the description.
Important: Prepare the pictures and the sentences.