6th grade, What time is it?
Name of Teacher: Calvin E. Brash
Class/Grade/Language Level: 6th Grade Elementary
Textbook and specific lesson: Hi, Friends! 2, Lesson 5-1: What time do you get up?
Goal: Familiarize students with daily activities and telling time.
Preparation: Large daily activity flashcards, small karuta cards, clock (with hour and minute hands that can be cut out)
Class time: 45 minutes
Start class with an energetic greeting and wake those students up!
2. Lesson Goal
Let students know that the goal of this lesson is telling time and learning some daily activity vocab.
3. Telling Time
Introduce “What time is it?” by asking the students while using gestures. If the students have trouble remembering numbers above 20, quickly review 30, 40, and 50 along with 13, 14, and 15. Writing the numbers on the blackboard may help students distinguish difference in pronunciation. After that, have students cut out their own clock hands. Students can ask you in unison “What time is it?” and will then change their clocks to match the time you say. Before quizzing the students, cover the basics: “It’s ~:~~.” + “It’s ~ o’clock.” + “It’s 7:05.” (In later lessons students can quiz each other.)
4. Daily Routine
Introduce daily routine vocab. Most of it will already be familiar to the students so the 16 vocabulary items shouldn’t be overwhelming. Practice with keyword game or vocabulary chant.
5. Daily Routine Karuta
There are cards in the Hi, Friends 2 textbook for this lesson but having students cut them out will take too much time. I’d recommend making laminated karuta cards beforehand. If they do cut out their own cards, the game can simply be done next lesson.
Give brief feedback and wrap up class with a genki “See you next time!”