LESSON PLAN

Teacher: Mihaela Constantina VATAVU
School: Școala Gimnazială Gîștești
Date: February, 17th
Grade: 5th
Time: 50 min
Classroom management: student centred
Level: Elementary
Coursebook: PATHWAY TO ENGLISH
Unit of Learning: Weather
Composition of the class: 23 students aged 11-12
General description of the class: The 5th form students are intelligent and eager to learn but
they lack solid English knowledge and therefore they are reluctant to engage in conversation or
in class activities. However, they may be stimulated if the topic is appealing to them and they
need to be encouraged that something interesting is going to happen.
Lesson Aims:






To review the vocabulary related to weather (nouns and adjectives)
To review Present Continuous Tense
To introduce new vocabulary: verbs related to weather
To integrate Present Continuous Tense in describing weather
To get the students express their thoughts and exchange personal opinions
To enable students write a short description of a picture based on the revised and taught
vocabulary
To boost students’ confidence in their abilities

Lesson Objectives:
By the end of the lesson, the students


will be able to use the new words in sentences of their own
will be able to use English in order to express their thoughts and feelings concerning a
certain subject
will be better at working in groups in order to create a short piece of writing

Language functions:

expressing likes and dislikes about weather
speaking about weather

Anticipated problems; If there are any (e.g. unknown words, difficulty in understanding, etc.),
teacher will clarify them.
Materials: Student’s book, worksheets, board
1

S – T PROCEDURE: Teacher draw a table on the blackboard with two columns: nouns and adjectives TASKS: Ss have to fill in the table with words related to weather (e. S – T PROCEDURE: Teacher asks ‘Have you done your homework?’. S – S. S – T PROCEDURE: Teacher announces the new topic: verbs related to weather  STEP 1: LEAD-IN/ELICITATION Teacher shows students a few pictures representing different types of weather and asks Ss “What is the weather like in this picture?” 2 . TIMING: 5 minutes TYPE OF INTERACTION: T – S.g. TIMING: 5 minutes TYPE OF INTERACTION: T – S. individual work. rain – rainy) ACTIVITY 4: PRESENTATION (NEW LESSON PROPER) AIM: to make students use the new vocabulary TIMIMG: 10 minutes TYPE OF INTERACTION: T – S.Strategies: ORAL/WRITTEN COMMUNICATION Types of interaction: T – S. asks them how they are. whole class work LESSON STAGES ACTIVITY 1: WARM UP     AIM: to get students ready for the English class by having an informal conversation (greetings. ‘Who wants to read?’ and then names a few students to read their homework and asks the others to check and correct if necessary. Teacher tells a joke to break the ice. group work. ‘Was it difficult?’. ACTIVITY 2: HOMEWORK CHECK-UP     AIM: to check whether the students have accomplished their task. Pupils respond to informal question. How are you?) TIMING: 2 minutes TYPE OF INTERACTION: T – S. Teacher involves all the class. Students respond individually. ACTIVITY 3: TRANSITION TO THE NEW LESSON           AIM: to make connection between what the students previously know about weather and the new vocabulary. S – T PROCEDURE: Teacher greets Students. teacher’s ice-breaking. Homework is checked.

as the case may be. Teacher goes from group to group.g. S – T PROCEDURE: Teacher asks the representative of one group to write the correct sentences on the board. T .  STAGE 2: FEEDBACK AIM: to see if students wrote the correct sentences TIMING: 5 minutes TYPE OF INTERACTION: T – S. and then explains that each group have to write a very short paragraph describing the weather in the picture on their worksheets. and to write five 3 .The students will answer using adjectives. monitoring actively or participate. Teacher will give the alternative answer by using a verb in the Present Continuous. Ss: It is rainy. S – T. (e. ACTIVITY 7: HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT     AIM: to assign students’ homework TIMING: 2 minutes TYPE OF INTERACTION: T – S PROCEDURE: For the next time students have to write exercise 4 from their worksheet where they have to complete the chart with information from the text.S  PROCEDURE: Teacher groups students in groups of four. T: It is raining) STEP 2: EXPLANATION Teacher tells the students that these verbs give a more complete description of the weather and writes them on the blackboard STEP 3: ACCURATE REPRODUCTION Students are asked to solve exercise 1 from the worksheet. ACTIVITY 6: ASSESSMENT     AIM: to evaluate students’ work TIMING: 6 minutes TYPE OF INTERACTION: T – S PROCEDURE: Students are asked to solve exercise 3 from the worksheet. ACTIVITY 5: PRACTISING NEW LANGUAGE         STAGE 1: AIMS: to make students write a short paragraph about the weather TIMING: 15 minutes TYPE OF INTERACTION: S – S.

questions regarding the text. which will be answered the following time by their colleagues. 4 . ACTIVITY 8: DISMISS CLASS Teacher says goodbye to the students and thanks them for their attention.