Lesson Review“I can _______” LessonUsotan Elementary on 07/02/2009 for 45 Minutes 13:25 – 14:10
A = ALTS = Student(s)H = Home Room Teacher J = Japanese Teacher of English13:25-29Greeting went well overall, got a lot of variety in the responses to "How are you?"They were able to work in groups or individually to answer "What is your name?"“Do you like ___?” and “Are you ___?”They could not figure out “When is your birthday?” or “What day is it today?”without a lot of help from the teachers. Pretty clearly, those lessons did not sink in atall. Which makes sense, considering we only spent about one day on each of thosetopics.13:29-34TPR. Was fun, kids were doing a lot of smiling, but not a lot of English was learned.13:34 – 39Was surprised that the kids were able to pick up what I wanted to get across with theintroduction of “Can you _______?” so quickly. Only had to go through the routineonce and on the third guess the kids figured it out.13:39-46Listening exercise from page 26 of eigo-noto was a complete disaster. Wasn’t fun, andthe kids misunderstood the instructions at first, so we had to go through it a couple of times. The first time they thought they were supposed to indicate on the sheet if theythemselves could do said activity. Teachers stopped them, and then they did it againcorrectly, listening to me speak and indicating on the sheet whether I could do eachactivity or not. Kids didn’t do so hot, nor did they have any fun. Disaster on all fronts.13:46-14:10Gesture game was alright. HRT added a nice detail by showing the kids a flashcard of which activity they were supposed to complete. Kids were laughing and using thetarget language somewhat effectively. Was especially cool when one kid who usuallyis the shyest in the class raised his hand to volunteer.Closed class out with the “Can you?” version of Go Fish. Worked alright, only problems being not enough time and playing with all 6 or so students and 3 teachersof the class at the same time. Next time it would be better to split the class into 2groups, especially now that they undersand the rules.
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