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Would anybody be kind enough to tell me what they think of this lesson plan I've made for my TEFL module ? Any suggestions ??
Thanks so much .

MZL

Lesson Plan
Preparation

Level : Elementary
Lesson Length: 45 minutes

Objective: To be able to use the Past simple question forms and shot answers.

Target Language: did + subject + infinitive form of verb ( Did your mother call you? )

Question word + subect + did + subject + infinitive form of verb

( What did you do last night? )

Short answers:

Yes + subject + did ( Did it rain? Yes, it did.)

No + subject + didn't ( Did Helen come to the party? )

Assumed Knowledge: Past simple ( regular / irregular verbs ,negative form )

Anticipated Problems: Students may use statements without using the auxiliary verb.

E.g. You went out yesterday? Instead of, ( Did you go out yesterday? )

Students may use a past form of the verb to make the question instead

of using the Simple form. E.g. Did you went?
    Solutions:

      1. During the presentation stage, draw students' attention to the fact that 'Did' does not change its form. 'Did' is always used to form the question in the Past simple.

      2. Point out the verb tense in the quuestion form. Did + subject + infinitive of the verb

      3. Drill individually and chorally.

      4. Practice making questions. Monitoring for errors and having them put scrambled sentences

        in order can also help to work on sentence structure problems.
Preperation and Aids: Simple reading text ,dialogue, in the Simple Past using vocabulary that

students are already familiar with. Handout for homework correcting sentences


Lesson Plan


Stage

Activity

Interaction

Timing

1

Warmer : Timed Scatergories with pre-picked themes (food, things you do on the weekend...)

Review homework from last class

TS

ST



2

Introduction : Using a picture of two young women, elicit from students their names. Write them on the board. Hand out the dialogue between these two friends who are talking about their past weekend. (A dialogue that mostly contains vocabulary the students are familiar with)

TS

ST



3

Have students read the dialogue and answer specific gist questions on it to check their understanding.

S

ST



4

Ask students to focus on the language used by asking what question « A » asked « B ».

Write this question on the board.

TS

ST



5

Presentation : Show students how it is formed

Did + Subject + Infinitive

Did you have a good weekend ?

Point out that we don't use the past form of the verb in questions, but always the infinitive.

TS



6

Drill chorally and individually. Focus on pronunciation and correct structure.

TST



7

Elicit : Draw students attention to the short answer and explain the positive and the negative structures.

Yes + Subject + did Yes I did

No + Subject + didn't No I didn't

TS



8

Drill chorally and individually and then conduct a controlled question and answer drill around the class :

E.g : « Sandrine ask Didier...(point to an action the board : - go to the resaurant

- go to the movies ) »


ST

SS



9

Pairwork : Students ask and answer questions from the board and note down their partners answers. The focus here is on correct pronunciation and structure so it is important to correct any errors by refering to the structures on the board.

PW



10

Controlled Oral Practice : Use Dialogue text as a basis to talk about what the two characters did on the weekend. Also use visual support such as a picture of a restaurant to prompt questions.

For example show a picture of two friends having a conversation ; encourage them to produce the following question :

« Did they go to a restaurant ? Yes, they did / No, they didn't. »

Give four picture expamples as prompts.

TS

SS

TS



11

Monitor closely. Correct errors by using what's already on the board as a point of reference.

TS

SS



12

If students are performing well, turn focus to what they did on the weekend. They ask each other questions ans give short answers.

PW



13

Follow up with controlled written practice. I could use questions and answers where the words are all mixed up ; students put the words back in the correct order.

S



14

Homework : a transformation exercise (changing affermative statements into questions and short answers)

S


Comments  
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Overall, it should work fine, MZL. A few corrections and fewer comments:

Objective: To be able to use the Past Simple question forms and short answers.

Target Language: did + subject + base (or 'dictionary') form of verb ( Did your mother call you? ) -- It is best to save the term 'infinitive' for that function.

Question word + did + subject + base form of verb ( What did you do last night? )

Anticipated Problems: Students may use statements without using the auxiliary verb.

E.g. You went out yesterday? -- This is a common question form in current English. It cannot be considered incorrect.

    Solutions:

      1. During the presentation stage, draw students' attention to the fact that 'Did' does not change its form. 'Did' is always used to form the question in the Past Simple.

      2. Point out the verb tense in the question form. Did + subject + base form of the verb
Preparation and Aids: Simple reading text ,dialogue, in the Simple Past using vocabulary that

students are already familiar with. Handout for homework correcting sentences


Lesson Plan


Stage


Activity

Interaction

Timing

1

Warm up : Timed Scatergories with pre-picked themes (food, things you do on the weekend...)

Review homework from last class

TS

ST



2

Introduction : Using a picture of two young women, elicit from students their names. Write them on the board. Hand out the dialogue between these two friends who are talking about their past weekend. (A dialogue that mostly contains vocabulary the students are familiar with) -- This picture is a useless prop. Visual prompts, if used, should be rich in potential material. Have 2 students stand up for a moment to set the scene; then they can sit down.

TS

ST



3

Have students read the dialogue and answer specific gist questions on it to check their understanding.-- There is no such thing as a 'specific gist' question. The two terms are antonymic. Questions are either for gist (a general impression) or for specific response.

S

ST



4

Ask students to focus on the language used by asking what question « A » asked « B ».

Write this question on the board.

TS

ST



5

Presentation : Show students how it is formed

Did + Subject + base

Did you have a good weekend ?

Point out that we don't use the past form of the verb in questions, but always the base (or dictionary) form.

TS



6

Drill chorally and individually. Focus on pronunciation and correct structure.

TST



7

Elicit : Draw students attention to the short answer and explain the positive and the negative structures.

Yes + Subject + did Yes I did

No + Subject + didn't No I didn't

TS



8

Drill chorally and individually and then conduct a controlled question-and-answer drill around the class :

E.g : « Sandrine ask Didier...(point to an action the board : - go to the restaurant

- go to the movies ) »


ST

SS



9

Pairwork : Students ask and answer questions from the board and note down their partners' answers. The focus here is on correct pronunciation and structure, so it is important to correct any errors by referring to the structures on the board.

PW



10

Controlled Oral Practice : Use Dialogue text as a basis to talk about what the two characters did on the weekend. Also use visual support such as a picture of a restaurant to prompt questions.

For example, show a picture of two friends having a conversation; encourage them to produce the following question :

« Did they go to a restaurant ? Yes, they did / No, they didn't. »

Give four picture examples as prompts.

TS

SS

TS



11

Monitor closely. Correct errors by using what's already on the board as a point of reference.

TS

SS



12

If students are performing well, turn focus to what they did on the weekend. They ask each other questions and give short answers.

PW



13

Follow up with controlled written practice. I could use questions and answers where the words are all mixed up ; students put the words back in the correct order.

S



14

Homework : a transformation exercise (changing affirmative statements into questions and short answers)

S


Hello again,
Here is a cleaned-up version of my lesson plan. I'm an insecure wreck, therefore I dare ask for another look at my work...
Thanks again for the earlier help.
MZL

Lesson Plan
Preparation

Level : Elementary
Lesson Length: 45 minutes

Objective: To be able to use the Past Simple question forms and short answers.

Target Language: did + subject + base form of verb ( Did your mother call you? )

Question word + did + subject + base form of verb

( What did you do last night? )

Short answers:

Yes + subject + did ( Did it rain? Yes, it did.)

No + subject + didn't ( Did Helen come to the party? )

Assumed Knowledge: Past Simple ( regular / irregular verbs ,negative form )

Anticipated Problems:

Students may use a past form of the verb to make the question instead

of using the Simple form. E.g. Did you went?
    Solutions:

      1. During the presentation stage, draw students' attention to the fact that 'Did' does not change its form. 'Did' is always used to form the question in the Past Simple.

      2. Point out the verb tense in the question form. Did + subject + base form of the verb

      3. Drill individually and chorally.

      4. Practice making questions. Monitoring for errors and having them put scrambled sentences

        in order can also help to work on sentence structure problems.
Preparation and Aids: Simple reading text ,dialogue, in the Simple Past using vocabulary that

students are already familiar with. Handout for homework correcting sentences. Four pictures of people doing things.


Lesson Plan


Stage

Activity

Interaction

Timing

1

Warmer : Timed Scatergories with pre-picked themes (food, things you do on the weekend...)

Review homework from last class

TS

ST

5 mins

2

Introduction : Have two students stand up for a moment to set the scene; elicit their names. Then they can sit down. Write them on the board. Hand out the dialogue between these two friends who are talking about their past weekend. (A dialogue that mostly contains vocabulary the students are familiar with)

TS

SS

1 min


3

Have students read the dialogue and answer gist questions on it to check their understanding.

S

ST

3 min

4

Ask students to focus on the language used by asking what question « A » asked « B ».

Write this question on the board.

TS

ST

1 min

5

Presentation : Show students how it is formed

Did + Subject + base

Did you have a good weekend ?

Point out that we don't use the past form of the verb in questions, but always the base ( or dictionary ) form

TS

5 min

6

Drill chorally and individually. Focus on pronunciation and correct structure.

TST

2 min

7

Elicit : Draw students attention to the short answer and explain the positive and the negative structures.

Yes + Subject + did Yes, I did.

No + Subject + didn't No, I didn't.

TS



8

Drill chorally and individually and then conduct a controlled question-and-answer drill around the class :

E.g : « Sandrine ask Didier...(point to an action on the board : - go to the restaurant

- go to the movies ) »

- go to the market

- go to the bank

Sandrine:

« Did you go to the restaurant? «

Didier:

« Yes, I did. » etc.


ST

SS

2 min

5 min

9

Pairwork : Students ask and answer questions from the board and note down their partners' answers. The focus here is on correct pronunciation and structure so it is important to correct any errors by referring to the structures on the board.

PW

5 min

10

Controlled Oral Practice : Use Dialogue text as a basis to talk about what the two characters did on the weekend. Also use visual support such as a picture of a restaurant to prompt questions.

For example show a picture of two friends having a conversation ; encourage them to produce the following question :

« Did they go to a restaurant ? Yes, they did / No, they didn't. »

Give four picture examples as prompts.

TS

SS

TS

1 min

2 min


11

Monitor closely. Correct errors by using what's already on the board as a point of reference.

TS


1 min

12

If students are performing well, turn focus to what they did on the weekend. They ask each other questions and give short answers.

PW

5 min

13

Follow up with controlled written practice. I could use questions and answers where the words are all mixed up ; students put the words back in the correct order.

S

5 min

14

Homework : a transformation exercise (changing affirmative statements into questions and short answers)

S

2 min
Students: We have free audio pronunciation exercises.
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Oh, I can always find something else (but I may have messed up your formatted columns):

Lesson Plan

Preparation

Level : Elementary

Lesson Length: 45 minutes

Objective: To be able to use the Past Simple question forms and short answers.

Target Language: did + subject + base form of verb ( Did your mother call you? )

Question word + did + subject + base form of verb ( What did you do last night? )

Short answers:

Yes + subject + did ( Did it rain? Yes, it did.)

No + subject + didn't ( Did Helen come to the party? No, she didn't. )

Assumed knowledge: Past Simple (regular / irregular verbs, negative form)

Anticipated problems:

Students may use a past form of the main verb to make the question instead of using the base form. E.g. Did you went?
    Solutions:

      1. During the presentation stage, draw students' attention to the fact that 'Did' does not change its form. 'Did' is always used to form the question in the Past Simple.(This is not true for the verb 'be' and sometimes the verb 'have'.)


      2. Point out the verb tense in the question form. Did + subject + base form of the verb

      3. Drill individually and chorally.

      4. Practice making questions. Monitoring for errors and having students unscramble sentences

        can also help to work on sentence structure problems.
Preparation and Aids: Simple reading text ,dialogue, in the Simple Past, using vocabulary that

students are already familiar with. Handout for homework correcting sentences. Four pictures of people doing things.


Lesson Plan

Stage

Activity

Interaction

Timing

1

Warmer : Timed Scattergories (spelling? I don't know this word) with pre-chosen themes (food, things you do on the weekend, etc)

Review homework from last class

TS

ST

5 mins

2

Introduction : Have two students stand up for a moment to set the scene; elicit their names. Then they can sit down. Write them on the board. Hand out the dialogue between these two friends who are talking about their past weekend. (A dialogue that mostly contains vocabulary the students are familiar with)

TS

SS

1 min


3

Have students read the dialogue and answer gist questions about it to check their understanding.

S

ST

3 min

4

Ask students to focus on the language used by asking what question « A » asked « B ».

Write this question on the board.

TS

ST

1 min

5

Presentation : Show students how it is formed

Did + subject + base

Did you have a good weekend ?

Point out that we don't use the past form of the main verb in questions, but always the base (or dictionary) form

TS

5 min

6

Drill chorally and individually. Focus on pronunciation and correct structure.

TST

2 min

7

Elicit: Draw students' attention to the short answer and explain the positive and the negative structures.

Yes + subject + did -- Yes, I did.

No + subject + didn't -- No, I didn't.

TS



8

Drill chorally and individually and then conduct a controlled question-and-answer drill around the class :

E.g : « Sandrine ask Didier...(point to an action on the board : - go to the restaurant / movies / market / bank / etc.) »

Sandrine:

« Did you go to the restaurant? «

Didier:

« Yes, I did. » etc.


ST

SS

2 min

5 min

9

Pairwork : Students ask and answer questions from the board and note down their partners' answers. The focus here is on correct pronunciation and structure, so it is important to correct any errors by referring to the structures on the board.

PW

5 min

10

Controlled Oral Practice : Use dialogue text as a basis to talk about what the two characters did on the weekend. Also use visual support such as a picture of a restaurant to prompt questions.

For example, show a picture of two friends having a conversation; encourage them to produce the following question :

« Did they go to a restaurant ? -- Yes, they did / No, they didn't. »

Give four picture examples as prompts.

TS

SS

TS

1 min

2 min


11

Monitor closely. Correct errors by using what's already on the board as a point of reference.

TS


1 min

12

If students are performing well, turn focus to what they themselves did on the weekend. They ask each other questions and give short answers.

PW

5 min

13

Follow up with controlled written practice. For example, use questions and answers in which the words are all mixed up ; students put the words back into the correct order.

S

5 min

14

Homework : a transformation exercise (changing affirmative statements into questions and short answers)
Great stuff. Without wanting to spoil all your hard work, but why is a new teacher trying to do all this by themselves? Thousands of other new teachers get trained that this routine business has to be created from scratch when every course-book sold has 'tried and tested' materials and procedures (the writers have the benefit of years of experience and lots of trialing possibilities. Does every presentation of a standard point need to be unique? Is it cheating to use what's already there? The plans offered here are just variations on a theme and correspond to a whole standardised way of 'thinking' that seldom actually works but suits the purposes and satisfies the self-fulfilment of the teachers who adhere to it.
Cynically yours (but I'm an optimist too).

Pellisier
Hi,
I'm doing my TEFL course at the moment, and just wanted to know. What was the feedback to this submission? Did you pass?

Thanks and hope you are teaching happily now.
Regards
Anon
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Hi!!!
Thanks for your lesson plan,
see I am an Indian but I am good in English, I have my master's also in English, Now I am teaching the IGCSE students so could you please send me some very good activity base lesson plans which will help to teach the primary level students.
Thanks.