Author:
Maria Perdomo
Subject:
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Game, Lesson Plan
Level:
Upper Primary
Tags:
  • Animals
  • Diversity of Animals
  • English as a second language
  • Lesson Plan
  • diversity-of-animals
  • english-as-a-second-language
  • lesson-plan
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Interactive

    Education Standards

    How much do you know about animals?

    How much do you know about animals?

    Overview

    In this Interactive Lesson Plan, It aims to teach about various exotic animals belonging to different continents. Also, students will learn their names, characteristics, what their environment is like and where to find them. All this to improve the vocabulary of the students and their knowledge about other unusual animals.

    Overview

    In this Interactive Lesson Plan, It aims to teach about various exotic animals belonging to different continents. Also, students will learn their names, characteristics, what their environment is like and where to find them. All this to improve the vocabulary of the students and their knowledge about other unusual animals.

    Description of the class

    Traineer Teachers

    Karla Tatiana Yara Falla

    María Ximena Collazos Perdomo

    Mayra Gutierrez

    Sergio Alejandro Sanchez

    Grade: 5th

    Number of students: 25

    Approximate age: 10-11

    Topic: Animals

    Time:  2 hours

    School: Rodrigo Lara 

    Objectives, classroom problems and solutions

    Achievement

    Students will be able to recognize and describe new animals appropriately with simple sentences and basic vocabulary.

    Lesson objectives:

    At the end of the class, students will learn about the different animals that they can be found around the world.

    Focus: 

    Speaking, listening, reading and writing

    Language Focus: 

    Listening and speaking

    Foreseeable Problems:

    • Students may not have a level of L2 that allows them to understand the new topic.
    • There may be no active participation during the class 
    • Internet failures

    Planned Solutions:

    • The instructor will hep the students if they do not know any word
    • The activities have to be funny and open for participation
    • The instructor should have a good pronunciation for an entire learning in the students.

    Resources and materials:

    Powerpoint

    Computer

    Internet

    Estandares Basicos de Competencias

    Level: A2.1 (Basic)

    Speaking

    • Uso oraciones cortas para decir lo que puedo o no puedo hacer.

    • Describo con oraciones simples el clima y determino la ropa necesaria, según corresponda.  

    • Hablo de las actividades que realizo habitualmente.

    • Busco oportunidades para usar lo que sé en inglés. 

    Reading

    • Asocio un dibujo con su descripción escrita.

    • Comprendo descripciones cortas sobre personas, lugares y acciones conocidas.

    • Ubico en un texto corto los lugares y momentos en que suceden las acciones.

    • Identifico elementos culturales como nombres propios y lugares, en textos sencillos

    Listening

    • Sigo atentamente lo que dicen mi profesor y mis compañeros durante un juego o una actividad.

    • Participo en juegos y actividades siguiendo instrucciones simples. 

    • Identifico los nombres de los personajes y los eventos principales de un cuento leído por el profesor y apoyado en imágenes, videos o cualquier tipo de material visual.

    • Identifico de quién me hablan a partir de su descripción física. 

    Writing

    • Escribo descripciones y narraciones cortas basadas en una secuencia de ilustraciones.

    • Uso adecuadamente estructuras y patrones gramaticales de uso frecuente.

    • Verifico la ortografía de las palabras que escribo con frecuencia.

     

     

     

     

    Colombian ICT Framework

    • Elaboro actividades de aprendizaje utilizando aplicativos, contenidos, herramientas informáticas y medios audiovisuales.

    • Combino una amplia variedad de herramientas tecnológicas para mejorar la planeación e implementación de mis prácticas educativas.

    • Utilizo herramientas tecnológicas para ayudar a mis estudiantes a construir aprendizajes significativos y desarrollar pensamiento crítico.

    • Implemento estrategias didácticas mediadas por TIC, para fortalecer en mis estudiantes aprendizajes que les permitan resolver problemas de la vida real.

    Procedure

    Pre-Activity 

    Duration: 15-20 minutes

    To begin the lesson, a world map which has the different continents colored will be shown. In the continents, there are a couple of characterictic animals of that place. Five students will be chosen at random, who will have the opportunity to choose the color that most attracts their attention regardless of location. Once the student has chosen the color, the continent will be clicked. The fist animal belonging to that area will automatically be displayed along with interesting information and facts about it and its lifestyles, and finally the second one afterwards. The student must read the information of each animal, being careful if he needs asistance in any word to know its meaning or form.

    Also, in each slide will be three audios of different animals which one of them belongs to the animal that appears in the slide. Likewise, then the student read the information, the professor will play three audios, the students will hear the three animals and they have to guess which is the sound of animal that appears in the slide. And in the same way, they must guess what animal the other audios are.


    This activity will help them improve their reading and they will also have fun discovering the sounds of new animals and reinforcing the names of animals they already know.

     

    While-activity

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Through the Educaplay page, an activity was created in which students will have the opportunity to have fun and put what they have learned into practice. There they will have to guess which animal is being talked about. The activity consists of sentences in the form of a riddle. The teacher will read the statement, which will have characteristics of the animal; after this, the teacher will randomly choose two or three students to read the statement aloud. Finally, the students will have to guess, write and correctly say the animal that is being described. Each riddle has three attempts, but each student has only one chance, so, three of them can participate for each statement.

    The objective of the activity is to put the students into practice by demonstrating their skills and abilities in listening, since the student will be able to hear the way in which these words are being pronounced when the teacher reads the sentence; The pronunciation, when the students read aloud the sentence and the grammar, since the students will have to write the animal in the answer box.

    Ice Breaker-Acitivity

    Duration: 7 minutes

    It will be a video where students have to follow the movements that they will see. With the video they can have the opportunity to relax in a funny way. Here the students have to pay attention the commands that they listen during the video and try to do it correclty

     

     

    Post-activity

    Duration: 15 minutes

    For this we will use the application called Vizia (an application that allows us to create videos with different types of questions or annotations). Students will watch a video in which they see the description of different animals. At the end of each description, the video will stop for a student to answer a question. Any student who wants to answer the question will answer it. The aim of this activity is for students to feel free to answer the questions whenever they want. At the same time students will practise their listening and expand their vocabulary.

    Assesment 

    Students will make a video where they will talk about the animal they like the most. They will show a picture of the animal and tell the respective characteristics of the animal. 

    They should upload the video to youtube and share it during the next class session.