Subject : English (as a Foreign Language)Grade : 3English Level : BasicMaterials : Songs & the ‘fill-in-the-gasp’ taskContent : Vocabulary and cultural customsrelated to the animals in the farm.
GOALS OBJECTIVESStudents will be able to:Increase vocabulary related toanimals in the farm.Acquire an interest of every part infarm.Interact with other children andcarry out better teamwork.After learning and practice this lessonplan, students will: Acquire listeningstrategies. Write new words related tothe farm and translate into theirlanguage. Pronounce correctly thesewords. Make sentences using the newwords learned.
ANTICIPATORY SET(10 minutes before lesson)Introduce them the topic through questions thatthey will be able to answer based on their ownexperience about a farm : Have you ever visited a farm? What animals did you see? Whats your favorite farm animal? How does it sounds?
ACTIVITIES & REQUIRED SET Pre – Listening : Old MacDonald (twice)(3 min.) Fill in the gaps (listen the song again)(5 min.) Peer Correcting (write the words in the board)(10 min.) Sing the song together(5 min.) Look for the song’s vocabulary (10 min.) Observe the spelling and the pronunciation of each word.(during the correction of the fill in the gasps)(10 min)
DIRECT INSTRUCTIONSWe share out the lyrics of the song. We give them sometime to see the pictures and read the text. Then, weexplain them that: We are going to listen ‘Old MacDonaldhad a Farm’. We ask them to be really attentive to the rhythmbecause we will sing it all together. Once the song has been listened, theywill realize that there are some words that don’t appear in the lyrics. Wewill tell them that an old Macdonald has lost them and they have to helphim finding these words. If not, we won’t sing the song later because wewon’t have the whole song. When they have completed the song, we askthem to exchange their photocopies with a mate. They try to correct thelyrics all together. One of each pair will be the spokes person. In case oferrors: the teacher tries to get students to self-correct.
Well, Old …….. had a farm, ee-i-ee-i-oAnd on his farm he had a ……., ee-i-ee-i-oWith a moo-moo here, and a moo-moo thereHere a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo-mooOld Macdonald had a farm, ee-i-ee-i-oOld Macdonald had a ………, ee-i-ee-i-oAnd on his farm he had a ………, ee-i-ee-i-oWith a baa-baa here and a baa-baa thereHere a baa, there a baa, everywhere a baa-baaOld Macdonald had a farm, ee-i-ee-i-oWell, ………. Macdonald had a farm, ee-i-ee-i-oAnd on his farm he had a ……….., ee-i-ee-i-oWith a cluck-cluck here, and a cluck-cluck thereHere a cluck, there a cluck, everywhere a cluck-cluckOld Macdonald had a farm, ee-i-ee-i-oOld Macdonald had a farm, ee-i-ee-i-oAnd on his farm he had a ……….., ee-i-ee-i-oWith an oink-oink …………, and an oink-oink thereHere a oink, there a oink everywhere an oink-oinkOld Macdonald had a farm, ee-i-ee-i-oMacDonaldCowFarmGoatOldChickenPigHere
SKILLS• The four skill (listening, writing, reading andspeaking) are developed with these activities.STRATEGIES• Listening for specific information• Following instructions• Memorizing (the rhythm of the song, thevocabulary, the meaning of the words)• Using visual clues as aids to meaningPronunciation
LEARNING STRATEGIESRELATED THEORIES• Behaviourist:they are repeating the song, memorizing it.• Interactionist:they are interacting with the teacher and the students.Metacognitive• Hypothesising• Comparing• Self-correction• ReviewingCognitive• Using visual & audioclues as aids to meaning• EvaluatingSocio-affective• Peer correcting
METHOD OF FOREIGNLANGUAGE TEACHING• Most of our lesson plan’s characteristics are related to“The Direct Method”: No translation is allowed. Use ofpictures to guess meaning. Self-correcting. Directassociation of words’ meaning with the target language.Getting students to self-correct. Fill-in-the-blank exercise.• Another characteristics of different methods:- Audio Lingual Method- Cooperative Learning: they work in pair orgroups. They can learn how to work theother children (interaction).- Multiple Intelligence
ASSESMENT AND FOLLOW UPWe will carry out a Formative Assessmentthroughout the Lesson Plan. Some aspects thatwill be worth, the student…- is motivated- participates in the task- understand the task- interacts with other students- presents their job in a organized way