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Topic: Letter A, and the word Apple
Age: 3–4 years
Length: 45 minutes
TESOL Methodology: Eclectic Approach, Lexical; Flashcard, letter mats, race game
Lesson Objectives: By the end of the lesson students will be able to recognise and say the letter A and A is for Apple.
Teaching 1: When you come to class bring in enough apples for the entire class, hide them around the classroom. Makeup letter mats and have them laminated so they can be reused. Cut out a fairly large letter A
Task 1: Point to the letter A on the board and tell the students what letter it is, repeat it 5X with the students listening not repeating. When you have repeated the letter 5X ask the students to say it all at once. Get them to do this several times.
Teaching 2: Place a picture of an apple on the board next to the letter A.
Task 2: Ask the students if they know what the picture is of. If any of them answer correctly praise them. Point again to picture of the apple and say “A” is for “Apple”, repeat this 5X and then get the class to join in repeating “A is for Apple”.
Teaching 3: Hand out the letter mats to each child and give them each a marker pen.
Task 3: Ask the children to look at the mats and see if they can find the letter a and A on the mats and colour over the letter. A copy of each letter is in the left-hand corner.
Teaching 4: Get the children to all stand in a straight line at the front of the class. Tell them they are going to have a race.
Task 4: Say ready set go and get the children to find 1 apple each and bring it back to the front desk. When all the apples have been found get the students to sit in a circle in the class and tell them they can eat the apples.