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Topic: Action verbs
Level: Upper beginner
Age: 9-10 years
Length: 45 minutes
TESOL Methodology: Eclectic Approach, flashcards, song, game, cloze activity, colouring worksheet
Language Skills: Listening, Speaking, Writing, Reading
Lesson Objectives: Students will be able to identify and say the name of five action verbs learned in class and use them in a sentence.
Resources: Stereo, flashcards, baton, worksheet.
Warm-up: Ask students 1 – 2 simple questions (of previously learned material) and give students 5 minutes to write down their answers. Select a few students to read out their answers.
Play ‘If you’re happy and you know it.’ Have flashcards of actions such as jumping, clapping, singing, running, skipping stuck to the board. Arrange desks so that there is space in the middle.
Teaching 1: Point to each flashcard and say the action x 5.
Task 1: Ask students to repeat in choral drill x 5. Pick each student randomly to say action and get the class to do the action.
Teaching 2: ‘If you’re happy and you know it’ song. Play a verse of a song x 3 then repeat that verse and play the rest of the song doing the actions.
Task 2: Play a song for students to join in the actions. After students are familiar with the song, sing the song without music in the background and when it comes to naming the action, pick a student to say the action and everyone has to do that action.
Teaching 3: Cloze activity. Demonstrate by filling in the blank with a verb.
Task 3: Students complete worksheet.
Follow-up: Action Relay Race. Take the class outside if space is limited for running around. Divide the class into four teams and position one member of each team in a different corner so that in each corner there is a member of different teams. Give one person from each team a baton. Explain that the person with the baton gets to the next teammate by doing an activity that they have learned in class. This action is decided by the person passing the baton who calls out the action as they pass the baton. The teacher will call out the first action. Explain that you can’t pick the same action twice.
Homework: Worksheet. Complete the word then match the word with the picture. Colour in the pictures.