China
Senior 1

School Life: What's Your Favorite Subject?

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This lesson follows the beginning of the first chapter of the Go For It! English books that many high schools in Changsha use. The chapter in question focuses on school life in the UK, but this PowerPoint is more tailored to school life in China. Not all subjects students take are covered here, but the lesson covers Math, Biology, History, . . .

China
Senior 1

The Five Senses

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This is a lesson for lower senior 1 students to practice talking about the five senses.  This could probably work for some junior classes too.  The INM goes through descriptive words for each of the senses.  The GP has students make sentences and guess the correct sense.  The IP has students uncover a sense and ask questions about the sense . . .

China
Junior 1

Project Preparation for Fairytale Project!

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This lesson is for my Junior 1 students. Although this project is a little ambitious for them I think with a long amount of prep time that it is do-able! This lesson goes over the rubric for the Fairytale project. What is required, how many pages, how many words as well as rules about not cheating and a jeopardy review game of their old . . .

China
Junior 1

Writing Fairytales for Juniors!

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This lesson teaches students how to write "an outline" for a fairytale. This is to prep my students for their final project which is to turn in a fully formed and written out fairytale. I focus on 3 common story arcs, a transformation story (beauty and the beast-esque) a coming of age story (like Hercules) and a cinderella type storyline of . . .

China
Junior 1

Storytelling

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SWBAT apply previously learned vocabulary to a basic story structure and write an original story by answering 4 questions (Who is in this story? Where is this story? What is the problem? How do they solve it?). This lesson was created both to sum up words we learned throughout the year to describe people, places, and actions and to lead into the . . .

China
Junior 1

Emotional Adjectives

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This lesson teaches students emotional adjectives and is part of the until on Fairytales/ Story-telling. The words are : scared, excited, embarrassed, evil, grumpy, jealous, nervous, peaceful, rebellious, sneaky The IP has the students use these adjectives in conjunction with their previously learned action word verbs and magic animal nouns. . . .

China
Junior 1

Action Words for Storytelling.

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This was a really fun lesson! The kid's were really into it! It is for Junior 1 students and is part of the "write a fairytale" series. The action words are "rescue, fight, climb, dream, poison, kill, die, kiss, change into, to curse someone, and run away from." For the IP I made cards one set with images of each action, the other with the . . .

China
Senior 1

In the kitchen

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This lesson teaches students to make recipes. It introduces a lot of new cooking verbs that I review. I give them a sample recipe of how to make pasta. If anyone looks at/uses this lesson and has any ideas on how to teach it without introducing so many new verbs, I'd be interested in knowing. Please leave a comment! I also did a listening . . .

China
Junior 1

Easter Egg Activity

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This is less of a lesson more an activity, but it's what we've done in western culture club! I teach the students some words about the traditions of Easter, aka the easter bunny, dying easter eggs, and easter egg hunts. I then have the class make their own easter eggs! It requires a little set up by isn't too hard to accomplish. I had a friend . . .

China
Junior 1

Magical Creatures

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This lesson is about magical creatures. The vocabulary is "dragon, fairy, giant, dwarf, phoenix, mermaid/merman, and unicorn." For the IP the students will tell me which magical creature they would want as their best friend and why. This lesson also starts off my "Fairy Tale" unit which will be several weeks long and ideally culminate in a final . . .

China
Junior 1

Animals and Terrain Review!

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This week's lesson is for Junior 1 students! I want them to learn animal words related to each terrain we learned in semester 1. So for example what animals live in the jungle, the desert, etc. The vocabulary is tiger, parrot, camel, rattlesnake, penguin, polar bear, deer, squirrel, frog and alligator. The IP is to have the students tell me . . .

China
Junior 1

Robot Bodies

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Students practice body parts by building robot bodies.  Once they talk about the bodies they get to blow them up too. This is a great lesson to practice body parts and has the students all draw their own robot.

China
Junior 1

A butcher, A baker, A Lesson Plan Maker

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Hey y'all. So this lesson focuses on places you buy speciality things and the people who sell them. It's got very simplistic language for my students, so if you teach seniors you may need to bump up the vocabulary. The vocab is bakery, baker, butchers shop, butcher, cafe, barista, flower shop, florist, and hair salon, hair stylist. The IP is . . .

China
Junior 1

At the Beach

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Students learn about vocabulary related to the beach. For instance, what you need to bring: towel, sunglasses, etc. Also, they read about what you see at the beach and what you can do there (build a sandcastle, relax in the sun, etc.) Included is a review activity and also a game in which they ask questions about beach animals.

China
Junior 1

Where Do Animals Live?

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Students read two stories about ants and prairie dogs and where they live. Then they discuss what their favorite animals can do and where they can live.

China
Senior 1

Talking About Television

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Students learn about different television genres (sitcom, talk show, reality show, etc.), as well as key terms to use while talking about television, such as 'main character,' 'episode,' and 'theme song.' Students will then watch excerpts from two TV shows and identify the aspects introduced earlier. I just showed them a couple minutes of Last . . .

China
Senior 1

American Slang

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This lesson introduces slang words to describe something as good or bad. For instance, 'off the hook,' 'whack,' and 'bummer.' In addition, students learn about slang words that describe people and things, such as 'scrub' and 'bling [bling].' Afterwards, they will read aloud a series of dialogues using these words in context and then write a . . .

" I can't wait to have all my kids saying stacks on stacks on stacks. "

China
Junior 1

Saying Large Numbers - Junior 1 edition

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This lesson is based off of two already on lesson swap designed for seniors. I really liked the idea of the lesson. It's really visual and is something that is difficult to do in a foreign language that the students could use practice with. I used images from minecraft for the review of small numbers and the kids went nuts over it. So that will . . .

China
Primary 1

Hand Gestures in the West

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This lesson was made for a Western Culture Club I teach. It has slightly less of an oral English component as it is about hand gestures but the kids really really liked it and you can always test their English abilities by saying something like "show me somethings good!" and expecting them to give you a thumb's up etc. I edited a video I pulled . . .

China
Junior 1

Weekend Plans and the Future Tense

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This lesson was made for junior 1 students so the language is very simple and covers several vocabulary words they may already know. My goal for this lesson was less on the vocab and more on getting them to understand will do = doing something in the future. Vocabulary is: "What will you do this weekend?" "I will go to. . ." "I will do. . ." . . .

China
Junior 1

Emotions!

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This is a fun exercise for juniors to act out emotions.

China
Junior 1

The Aliens Are Coming

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Objective: SWBAT apply words related to appearance and body parts to create an alien life form. I found that the GP took up quite of a bit of time when I gave a few minutes for students to write and then took responses so you may wish to use one example instead of 3. And my students were already familiar with a number of body part words so you . . .

China
Junior 1

Please and Thank You!

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This lesson is for a "Western Culture" elective class I teach twice a week. This lesson is on politeness. Things that American's do that are polite and things that they say. Vocabulary is "opening doors, cars stop for people, and cover your mouth" as well as "thank you, please, I'm sorry, excuse me, bless you" IP: Students will create a skit . . .

China
Junior 1

How to talk about Movies

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Make sure to emphasize upfront this class is not about "watching" movies but learning movie vocabulary. Kids will initially be bummed. But after that it's a pretty visual lesson, so it should be easy for the kids to follow along! The vocabulary is Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Horror, Historical as well as Title, Actor, Actress and Director. . . .

China
Senior 1

Mythological Creatures

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I used this lesson during the final weeks of the first semester -- it provides students with an opportunity to be creative while at the same time touching on some relatively simple vocabulary (relating to animals, their appearances and their habits: "characteristics", "habitat", "diet"). Students are introduced to the vocabulary words -- . . .