Duration of Lesson: 55 minutes Learners’ ages: 10-13 Number of learners: 21
Target language proficiency: High Elementary Native language: Armenian
Prior learning related to this lesson: During the previous classes, Ss have covered the present perfect tense and present simple passive.
Lesson Plan Objectives:
|LO1||· Identify the natural disasters|
- A box of chalk
- “Homework check” (5-8 minutes)
- Greet Ss and tell them that they are going to have a discussion about natural disasters.
- First, ask Ss to open their workbooks to page 41.
- Check all the exercises on page 41 by asking some Ss to read the answers aloud.
- “Natural disasters”, LO#1,2 (5 minutes)
- Write “Natural Disaster” on the board.
- Ask Ss who knows what a natural disaster is.
- If they don’t know tell them that a natural disaster is a natural and catastrophic event, like an earthquake that causes lots of damage and is out of humans’ control.
- Show Ss the pictures of natural disasters (see appendix 1).
- Ask them to describe the pictures by discussing the following questions:
- What is happening in the picture? What has happened?
- Have they ever been in those situations? Which ones?
- “I can talk about natural disasters” LO#1,2,4, 6 ( 15 minutes)
- Ask Ss to open their books “English in Mind 2” to page 54.
- Read the names of natural disasters in exercise “a” aloud and ask Ss to repeat after you.
- Ask them to work in pairs and try to match the words with the pictures.
- Give them 2 minutes.
- Check the answers by asking some of Ss to read the answers aloud.
- If the answers are wrong, ask other Ss to correct them, if they can not, do it yourself, by giving a definition or a description.
- Then, ask Ss the following questions for a discussion:
- What natural disasters have you seen recently on TV?
- What problems do the natural disasters cause?
- Which are the most dangerous disasters? Why?
- Ask Ss to look at the pictures again and tell which picture is different and why.
- Ask some Ss to explain the difference between the natural and the man-made disasters. Ask them to bring an example.
- If they can not, explain the difference yourself and bring an example
- “Surviving game” LO # 5,6 (20 minutes )
- Tell Ss that now they are going to play a surviving game.
- Ask Ss who knows the meaning of the word “survive”.
- If they do not know, tell them that “survive” means to remain alive after a disaster.
- Divide Ss into groups of three.
- Distribute the handouts (See appendix 2).
- Tell them to imagine that a natural disaster is happening and they do not have enough time and space to take many things with them.
- Ask Ss to pick only 5 most needed items with them according to the situation they are given.
- Tell them they need to present why they have chosen the items and how will they use them.
- Give each group a situation such as an earthquake, flood etc.
- Tell them they have 10 minutes.
- After finishing the activity, ask each of the groups to come to the board and present.
- “I can name the disasters” LO#1 ( 5 minutes)
- Tell Ss that now we are going to check what natural disasters they know.
- Read the following definitions of natural disasters and ask Ss to name them:
- A shaking of the ground, that happens suddenly and can cause death.
- A mountain where a hot lava comes out from its top.
- An overflow of water on land which is usually dry.
- A very high, large wave in the ocean that is usually caused by an earthquake under the sea (can cause great destruction when it reaches land).
- An extremely large, powerful, and destructive storm with very strong winds.
- Give the homework for the next class.