Level: High Beginner
Goals: To introduce children to playground options that are available and encourage with imagination through their creation of their own playground. Make students more comfortable expressing where they wish to play and game/equipment options.
Instructional Objectives: By the end of the lesson week (5 Lessons) students will be able to identify specific vocabulary, express their desire to play in either low or high places, and identify good or bad things from problems that arise in the playground: as well as to correctly use simple present prepositions of places.
Lesson Description: Day 1 is an introduction lesson-"Play at the playground"-based on reading and conversation skills.
Prerequisite Skills: Prior access to a playground and interest making a personal playground map.
Class layout: Everyone is at the same wide and circular table. For some activities, students will be asked to work in pairs or groups of three.
Anticipated Problems: Problems with unknown vocabulary and challenges in using new vocabulary in conversations. Unfamiliarity with visual mapping or experience of siblings from the "Big Brother, Baby Brother" exercises might be a challenge. Nevertheless it is time to consider the varying limits of younger children for safety reasons.
Personal Aims: Give clear instructions and watch the time designated for each PPP; observe each students progress and comfort level due to varying sensitivity of each student in the playground setting. Be helpful and encourage as much as possible while gently clearing up things that students find difficult to understand. Encourage as much as possible.
ESL Playground Lesson Plan
by Amanda Paccha
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