Let’s Try 2! 4th Grade- Alphabet Lesson Plan
Name of Teacher: Seiko Kuroki, Jessica Langshaw (ALT)
Class/Grade/Language Level: 4th grade (ES)
Textbook and specific lesson: Let’s Try 2: Unit 6- Alphabet
Goal: To use and recognize small letters of the English alphabet. Key phrase- I have a ~
Preparation: Creating ‘Alphabet Town’ materials and materials for game
Class time: 45 minutes
Greeting: ALT- Hello! How are you? How’s the weather? What day is it?
Alphabet Time: ALT- It’s alphabet time! Today’s letter is ‘T’! What’s the sound? (Children answer) Great! Ok, magic finger- let’s write ‘t’ ‘down, stop! Right, right stop, off!’ (air-writing the letter).
What words begin with ‘T’? e.g. tiger, teacher, tomato
Awesome! Let’s make a T shape! Children use bodies to make a ‘t’ shape.
Children open file to alphabet sheet, find the letter and colour.
Matching Game: ALT uses 9 big letters on the board, gets students to match small letters one by one using directions.
Warm Up Time: HRT- Please look at Kuroki Sensei and Jessica Sensei!
ALT: What’s my sign? (signs taken from Alphabet Town page in course book e.g. telephone)
HRT: Hm, I don’t know. What should I do?
S: Hint please!
HRT: What hint?
S: Zone/ Alphabet!
ALT: OK- Hint 1, zone A. Hint 2, I have a ‘t’. Hint 3, I have an ‘x’. What’s my sign?
HRT: I know! It’s this sign! It’s taxi!
HRT asks students about today’s goal.
Card Makeri Game: Using two volunteers, teachers demonstrate game. HRT closes eyes and uses headphones (so they can’t see/ hear). ALT chooses card, practices hints with students.
ALT: What’s my sign?
S: What’s my sign?
Volunteer/ HRT: Hint please!
ALT: Hint 1
S: B Zone!
ALT: Hint 2
S: I have a ‘t’ etc.
Finding Nemo Game
Jessica pair (volunteer) and Kuroki pair.
Rock, paper, scissors- winner is ‘nemo’ and hides a nemo card (magnetic) behind a sign in alphabet town (printed onto a whiteboard).
What’s my sign-> Hint please! -> HINT -> Correct! (student gets one point)
1st time performed in front of class. Practice phrases with chants- half of the class- Jessica’s group etc.
Teachers hand out nemo magnets, alphabet town whiteboard and nemo namecards.
HRT: OK! Choosing time- 10 seconds (winning pair places nemo behind desired sign. Game continues- teachers observe looking for good pairs and use one as an example.
Review Time: Children write review sheet, some read out. ALT comment- Good ~ (golden rule) and an example of good English e.g. ‘Hana-san said ‘one more time please’ when she didn’t understand! Nice!