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Lesson 10: Activities we like part 3

Specific objectives
The children will:

  • continue to practise orally simple sentence structures related to the grid
  • begin writing simple sentences in their student booklets.


Lesson sequence

  • Place the A3 grid chart on the whiteboard. Begin by revising the sentences practised in lessons eight and nine orally.
  • Model writing a sentence on the whiteboard, about one row on the grid. For example Yujin likes swimming.
  • The students should write their own sentences on page 11 of their student booklets.
  • When the students have all completed two or three sentences, the teacher should model writing a more complex sentence on the whiteboard. For example Sione likes playing basketball and Mary likes playing basketball.
  • The children can write similar sentences on the lines provided on page 11 of their student booklets.
  • When all the students have finished their sentences, they can come together and take turns to read their writing to the group.

Note: If you have introduced your students to 'but' they should also write some sentences using this conjunction.

Sending the booklet home

Here are a few ideas of things you could do to help the students celebrate the progress they are making.

  • Have a 'party' and allow each student to invite a buddy from their class. Make invitations and menus. At the party the students should share their booklets with the guests. Encourage the guests to ask the students lots of questions. Remember to show the photos and any other related work that may have been done.
  • Talk to each student's classroom teacher about what you have been doing (hopefully this has been ongoing anyway) and ask if the student could share their completed booklet with the whole class. Suggest that the booklet be kept in the class library corner for a week or two.
  • Talk to the students about the last page of their student booklet and encourage them to read the booklet at home.
  • Talk to other staff members in the school (eg. librarian, principal, senior teachers) and ask if they would be willing for the students to bring the booklets to them to read and talk about.

Published on: 09 Jan 2018