Unit title: Working Together
Listening & Speaking
Lesson title: Ant cities
Intern: Afra Mohamed Taha
Mentor Teacher: Suha
Grade Level: Third
Date: 31 Dec.07
# of Students: 25
Time Frame: 45 minutes
Qatar Curriculum Standard
6.8 - To talk about actions, events and situations in the past present with (wh) type questions.
10.2- Compose short narratives and make simple sentences using present tense.
Instructional Objective: (Measurable)
After the lesson students should be able to:
- Explain the meaning of the vocabulary words.
- Understand how to ask and answer questions.
- Recognize and understand how to use question words.
- Compose simple sentences from the vocabulary word.
- Recorder
- Cassette tape with the lesson Ant cities
- Flash cards( key vocabulary ant, hole, tunnel, hill, antenna)
Picture cards (pictures for the same key vocabulary.)
Book: Moving into English. 2005 by Harcourt, Inc.
Activating Prior Knowledge / Focus:
Revise the topic (Ant cities), through asking students to talk freely about ants and what they
know about them.
Teacher Strategies:
- Use flash cards with the key vocabulary; teacher puts one card on the board and asks
students to tell the meaning, do the same with the other words.
- Write the every day words on the board and say them aloud (who, what, when
why, where).
Tell students that they are question words and each word ask about different
information, for example the word who ask about a name of a person, and the word
when ask about a time.
Have students write the everyday words on index cards. Read aloud each word.
Have students hold up the appropriate cards as they echo the word.
Play the recorder tape (Ant cities).
After listening ask students to talk about what they heard.
Give all children equal chances to speak about ants especially those who you feel are
shy, and support them.
Encourage students to tell different stories they know about ants.
Give each group a picture and ask them to talk about it.
Student Activities:
- Tell the meaning of the vocabulary words.
Listen to the recorder tape.
Answer the questions.
Do the work sheets orally, each group have a (wh) question in their sheet they need to
work together to find the answer, and then ask another group to answer it.
Most activities in this lesson involve speaking; they orally compose sentences, talk
freely about the pictures, and tell stories.
Modifications / Differentiation
Encourage all students to speak, and those who have difficulties can even talk in Arabic
and help them to translate or recast in English.
Lesson Extension:
- Play game: show one student a word or pictures secretly, tell her to describe it to the
rest of the class and let them guess what it is.
- Ask students to collect more information about ants from the internet.
Listen and sing together a song about ants.
Through the activities and the discussion teacher could assess students’ understanding and
abilities to speak.
Reflection is done after teaching the lesson:
Reflective Evaluation of Lesson:
Reflect on your own teaching. You may consider addressing the following questions.
What went well in the lesson, and why you think it went well? What can you do to
improve the lesson for next time? How did you gage student learning?