This 45 minute lesson plan is designed to have very little preperation needed by the teacher. Most materials are self-created by the students in order to almost completely shift the learning onto the students as well as reduce amount of pre-lesson teacher preperation.
This lesson includes a wonderful oral story activity that gets students talking and interacting with vocabulary in practical contexts. This aspect of the activity is great for students who are talkative or classes that can't seem to quiet down.
The oral story creation aspect of the lesson will ensure that students interact with the vocabbulary 3 or more times during each lesson, as well as use vocabulary in self-created sentences. Additionally, this lesson pushes students to both speak and pronounce vocabulary, as well as listen for vocabulary--assessing whether or not they can hear and identify vocabulary words. Lastly, this story creation activity offers students the opprotunity to be creative and imaginative, making this lesson extremely appealing for creative students or teacher hoping to push their students to be more creative learners.
The lesson plan is set up to target holistic objectives by having students working in groups in order to build team work skills.
In the end, this is a highly effective, FUN lesson that will get students excited about learning a new language.
*Included in the lesson or ways to modify or enhace the skills and content when differenciating for different skill and age levels.
**This lesson could also be modified for another content, outside of foreign language.