Today’s English school class was a lesson for 2 students who were pink and orange.
I jumped straight in and asked whether the students remembered their one points from the previous class. Both of the students were able to do it with no problem at all.
For this part I wanted to review the questions from routine 1 that both of the students had studied before, so I started by asking the students what they did last night. I then proceeded to use the questions to elicit what their routine had been last night. I made sure that I carefully corrected any of their grammar mistakes and I also slipped in the ever so easily forgotten ‘ toothpaste/tooth brush’.
The item for today was ‘used to’ so I made sure that the students understood the difference between the simple past and ‘used to’ by drawing time lines and giving examples of my own. I then got them to make the sentences to go with the flash cards, going over some of the new vocabulary with them and doing comprehension checks if the need arose.
After the mechanical practice I then moved onto them giving their own sentences using the target language and to also ask follow up questions to their classmate, which actually proved to be the most challenging part of the class. Confident that they had mastered the target language it was time to do their one point for the day.
I wrote the one point on the board ‘Recently I’ve been trying to A because B’. I then gave them a few examples of my own that they could follow and then got them to give me their own.