Meet and greet new students! I will ask them questions about themselves, see what goes from there – fun and witty commentary. Then invite answers from others, compare and contrast. My way to gauge their comprehension and speaking – comfort, ability. And to set an inviting tone.
This looks to be 2 classes.
Tiny Tommy Tortoise talked to Tessie
Turtle on the telephone ten times today
Toni looked at the flag. The flag is red, white, and blue. It has 50 white stars. The white stars are on a blue square. The flag has six white stripes. It has seven red stripes. All the stripes are horizontal. They are not vertical. The stripes do not go up and down. They go from left to right. Toni loves her flag. It is the flag of her country. It is a pretty flag. No other flag has 50 stars. No other flag has 13 stripes.
from: http://www.rong-chang.com/nse/se/nse001.htm – There are activities following online – some require listening to MP3s.
- Explain/ask about the significance of stars and stripes.
- Change at least one thing – tense or person.
- Look up their flags on iPad or an atlas – students describe them: colors, designs, emblems – tricky
*Bring book of flags – explains symbolism. Bring atlas. A writing exercise next class?
(follows passage online with dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/ links w/pronunciation)
- To Have – past, present, future, continuous/perfect
- To Be – past, present, future, continuous/perfect
- helpful http://busyteacher.org/3687-how-to-teach-word-order.html
- I like this pattern cue – “I’m so adjective! I verb nouns!”
For this example, teach them Subject + Verb + Object or SVO to help them remember. How the board is organized will also aid your students. For this lesson, be sure to use three columns where column one has subjects, column two has made, and column three has a list of objects.
- Preview lab exercise:Sentences scramble? Tricky/difficult/time
Next class – Based on Flag passage:
- Gap Fill
- Sentences scramble – may be too challenging. With caps and punctuation.
- Dictation I will read each line. Next Class? (Start the sentence with a capital letter, and start a proper noun with a capital letter. End the sentence with a period, question mark, or exclamation mark.)
Explore – Webster’s Online Visual Dictionary what can I do with this? It’s awesome.