5th Grade, How many~?
- Name of Teacher: Jeff Cameron
- Class/Grade/Language Level: Elementary School 5th grade (adaptable)
- Textbook and specific lesson: Hi Friends 1 - How Many?
- Goal: To become comfortable asking "How many ~?"
- Preparation: 1 blank postcard-sized piece of paper for every student (half a B5 sheet is fine)
- Class time: 45 minutes
- Greetings (5 minutes)
Whatever your usual introduction and warm-up is
- How are you? (5 minutes)
Ask a few students “How are you?”
Get them to go around and ask each other, “How are you?”
- Vocabulary Practice (10 minutes)
List body parts
- Draw a diagram showing each major part (include facial details)
- Hint: they seem to enjoy it when you include weird things (like nose hair)
List a few adjectives (big, small, long, short, etc.)
Key Sentence Practice (5 minutes)
Review key sentence “How many…?”
- Explain how to use the phrase properly
- Give examples
Monster Making Game (19 minutes)
Demonstrate with T2
- Divide the class into groups of two
- Make them play rock paper scissors
- The winner closes his/her eyes
- The loser asks, “How many [body part]?”
- eg. “How many heads?”
- The winner describes a “monster” using the vocabulary we just practiced using
- eg. “Three big heads”
- The loser draws what he/she heard on the paper
- Bask in the glory of its awesomeness
Once finished, switch roles and go again.
- It’s a good idea to require certain stipulations, like having a certain number of unique adjectives used, or using all the body parts.
If there is time left, have them do mini-presentations explaining whose monster it is, and what they drew in simple English
Finish (1 minute)
Much excite and many enjoys