Session 1 Block 2

Block
Materials

Session Learning Objectives

Semantic:

  • Greet people and introduce yourself.
  • Ask questions to know others’ names.

Grammar and Syntax:

  • Use names of people in a sentence – Nouns.
  • Use ‘to be’ verbs (is and am) in a conversation.
  • Form simple sentences with Subject + Verb + Object.
  • Ask ‘wh’ questions to know others’ names.

Vocabulary:

  • Use new words to form sentences (personal info – Name).
  • Use new words to ask questions (personal info – Name).
  • Pronounce names of people correctly.
  • Ask questions with ‘wh’ word – What.

Before Session

 Plan and Prepare

Pre-Session Checklist:

  • Test video conferencing system
  • Ensure that you have an internet connection and a contingency plan for connectivity issues.
  • Ensure that you have read the session plan at least twice and practiced it.
  • Ensure all audios to be played are loaded on the laptop.
  • Ensure that you have the necessary resources (audio recordings, vocabulary pronunciations etc.)

During Session

  • Ensure that you follow the session plan.
  • Keep track of time.
  • Ensure that you reinforce rules and procedures.
  • Ensure that you follow the gamification system.

Post Session:

  • Write a post-session report including anecdotes and learning objectives checklist.

During Session

 Step 1: Grab Attention

Step 2: Review Previous Session

 Step 3: Set Expectations

Step 4: Learning Objectives

    1. Ice breaker 
    2. Following simple instructions

Step 4

Ice-Breaker: (The first session of every lesson starts with an Ice-breaker. For this session, you may use the ‘Simon Says’ ice-breaker to start things off. In this ice breaker, whenever you say ‘Simon Says’ followed by an instruction, learners should follow that instruction at the same time. If you give an instruction without the words ‘Simon Says’, the learners should not follow the instruction.)

  • Give instructions clearly and in short sentences.
  • Do not club actions in instruction.
  • Ensure that each instruction has the learners performing only one action.

Establish Rule 1: Listen Carefully when someone is speaking. Repeat this to the class. Have a couple of learners repeat it to you. Then tell them that this is important because you may ask anyone to repeat anything that was said by anyone. Feel free to clear your doubts by raising hands virtually.

Tell: Now I am going to give you instructions on a fun activity that we are going to experience. Do you remember rule 1? Please follow this rule, because I will ask you to repeat whatever I say at any time.

Tell: “Now we are going to play a game called ‘Simon Says’. Simon is a very good friend of mine. He is a great guy. His only problem is that he is imaginary. So Simon Says ‘clap your hands twice’, then you will clap your hands twice. If Simon Says ‘say cheese’, then you will say cheese. If I do not say ‘Simon Says’ then you should not do anything.”

Ask: (Use volunteers or cold call learners. Keep questioning until the learners come out with the rules of the game as you have explained them.)
“What are the rules of the game?”

Action: Play the game ‘Simon Says’ with the entire class. Use simple actions such as smiling, clapping and giving a thumbs up, saying a specific thing. Use words of praise when learners follow instructions correctly. Do not give negative feedback. Give certain instructions without saying ‘Simon Says’, such that learners get confused as to whether they need to follow the instructions or not. Continue the game until the class is energized.

Step 5: Learning Objectives

    1. Questions to ask to get to know someone 

Step 5

Use Attention Grabber
Reinforce Rule 1
Inform: Let learners know their roll numbers.


Tell: “I am going to ask you questions. Please follow rule 1, because I can ask any of you to repeat what I say or what anyone else says.”
Ask: “Is it clear?”
Learners’ Response: “Yes, it is.” Repeat this question and answer till all learners get it.

Instruct: “You are meeting somebody for the first time. You could be meeting that person on the bus, or at the park. What would you say to them?
Ask: (Call for volunteers, and if this doesn’t work, use cold calling.) “Can you repeat the question that I just asked?” Keep asking until you are satisfied with the answers.
Ask: “Is the question clear?”
Learners’ Response: “Yes, it is.” Repeat the question and answer until the learners get it.
Call for Response: “Who can answer the question?” (Use cold calling or volunteers.) Keep a look out for responses such as Hi, Hello, my name is xyz, What’s your name? Keep questioning until you get all these responses. If, and only if, you do not get the responses you want, use leading questions such as

  • Would you greet the person?
  • How would you greet the person?
  • What would you like to know about them?
  • Would you like to know their names?
  • Would you like them to know your names?
  • What else would you like to know about them?”

Use words of praise for all responses. Do not give negative feedback. Once you have gotten the responses you want, move on to the next step.

Step 6: Learning Objectives

    1. Reinforce and Share “Questions to ask when introduced to someone new”

Step 6

Reflect and Share:
Reinforce Rule 1 and tell them that they may be asked to repeat what you said.
Tell: “Here are the instructions. When I say start, think about what you would say to a person if you are meeting them for the first time. Practice the conversation for 1 minute. Be ready to demonstrate to the class.” Repeat instructions twice.
Ask: (Use volunteers or cold calling.) “What will you think about”
Learners’ Response: “We will discuss what we would say to someone when we are meeting for the first time.”
Ask: “How much time do you have for this?”
Learners’ Response: “One Minute”
Action: Say “Start” and let the activity start. Let learners know that they are free to ask doubts at any time by virtually raising hands. At the end of one minute, say “Stop”.

7. Demonstration & Conclusion

Use Attention Grabber
Establish Rule 2:
“Rule 2 says that you should always praise and support each other.
Ask: “What words would you like to use to praise each other?” (Ask for volunteers or cold call them to come up with words of praise. Decide on one or two for this lesson. Examples of words of praise include ‘great job’, ‘awesome’, ‘three cheers’, etc.)
Ask: (Use volunteers or cold calling.) “Who can repeat Rule 1? Who can repeat Rule 7?
Ask: “Is Rule 1 clear?”
Learners’ Response: “Yes, it is.”
Ask: “Is Rule 2 clear?”
Learners’ Response: “Yes, it is.”
Ask: “Are you ready to share your conversation?”
Learners’ Response: “Yes, we are.”

Call for Groups: (Use volunteers or cold calling techniques.)
Have two learners demonstrate their conversations to the class. After the presentation, question them until the following conclusions are reached:
Every introduction, at the minimum, consists of a greeting (Hi, Hello), an introduction of your name, and a question asking for the other person’s name (What’s your name? or May I know your name?).

Smart Tip: Tell learners that ‘What’s your name?’ is used in spoken English while ‘What is your name?’ is used in written English. It is an example of a contraction of words.

One Tokens - 30 per student/group Ten Tokens - 10 per student/group

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