General Resources


English Access Microscholarship Program Nepal,

Lalitpur Access Center

Model Lesson Plan-1

Prepared by : Kalpana Paudel

 Name of the Lesson : Bursting Balloon

Topic :  Grammar (Part of speech)                                                                                                                                       Date:  July 6, 2014

Skills :   reading, writing                                                                                                                                                            Period : 1st

Number of students: 20                                                                                                                                                       Time : 90 minutes

Classroom layout and grouping : Group work

Teaching Learning Materials:  Balloon, chart papers, marker, sentence cards.

Specific Objectives : By the end of the class students will be able

Audience Behavior Conditions Degree
age 12 to 15 (a)     To identify part of speech and distinguish
  • If students were provided clear instruction
  • With 80% accuracy
Time Activities Teachers do Students do Possible challenges Possible solution
5 minutes Warm up Teacher randomly asks questions from the part of speech. Students answer the questions. Students may not be able to answer all the questions. Teacher scaffolds to find out the answer.
5 minutes Group division Teacher divides the class into two different groups. 10 students will be in group. Students will stand on queue in their respective group.
10 minutes Presentation Gives the clear instruction Students listen to the teacher and follow the instruction All the students may not be able to comprehend teacher’s instruction. Teacher repeats the instruction and makes them able to comprehend.
30 minutes Practice Teacher observes the game and guide them Students play the game Students may feel shy why playing the game. Teacher encourages to be open up shy students.
10 minutes Production Students write proper part of speech on their respective charts. Students may commit mistakes Teacher corrects students mistakes.
20 minutes Evaluation Teacher asks students to read their sentences turn by turn. Students read their sentences and discuss on the other part of speech.
10 minutes Follow up activity Asks students to make ten sentences using noun, verb, adverb, adjectives and underline them. Make ten sentences using noun, verb, adverb, adjectives and underline them Students may feel difficult in making sentences Friends or teacher help to solve the problems.

Instruction ( The class will be divided into two different groups, ten students in each group, teacher provides one balloon to each students Inside the balloon one sentence is kept. Students blow the balloon . Teacher asks students to blast the balloon and run to the corner and write respective parts of speech given by the teacher. Two different groups of students should write different  part of speech separately. For e. g, Group A, Noun and adjective and group Verb and adverb. The sentences are given below.}

(1)   Nepal is a beautiful country.(2)   The red rose looks nice(3)   My sister dance beautifully.(4)   Please walk slowly(5)   You can’t get success until you work hard.(6)   The Nile river is the longest river in the world.(7)    Every day do something  you really enjoy(8)   Time and tide never wait for human.(9)   You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.(10)           To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.(11)           Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.(12)           When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.

(13)           If you are in Rome behave like Roman.

(14)           I waited her under the green tree.

(15)           The Mt. Everest lies I Nepal

(16)           America is a very diverse country

(17)           Try and try until you get it

(18)           Now There are different eight Access Centers all over the Nepal.

(19)           Love those who need it.

(20)           You can’t be happy until you make others happy.

 

 


                                               English Access Microscholarship Program Nepal,

                                                                      Morang Access center

                                                                               Lesson Plan-2

Prepared by Khemraj Sharma Acharya, Gobinda Puri

Group: B                                                                                                                                                                          Cohort: 4th

Lesson Name:  Using polite conventions and asking for repetition

Date:  June 19th

Time: 90 Min.

Teaching Learning Materials:  paper chits, chart papers, marker, hands-out.

Specific Objectives: By the end of the class students will be able,

Audience Behavior Conditions Degree
age 13 to 16 (a)     To ask for repetition using polite conventions.
  • If students were provided various conventional phrases and hands out of  conversation
  • With 80% accuracy
Activities Teacher Does…………. Students Do………. Potential Problems
Warm up10 min. 
  • Teach the students the value of using polite conventions for their character development.
  • Students listen to the speech and try to internalize as per their capabilities.
  • Students might not understand all the speech.
Presentation    15 min.
  • Both instructors participate in a conversation with maximum use of conventions along with gestures.
  • Students follow teacher to pronounce correctly and improve on making their body language and facial expression look natural.
  • Students might not grasp all the conventional phrases and gestures.

 

        Practice         45 min.
  • Provide hands out of the conversation to all the students and ask them to read loudly for 15 Minutes.
  • Ask two students respectively in turn to come front and ask to converse with each other.
  • Students read the conversation loudly and try to memorize it.
  • Students come front and perform the task. Others applaud for their act.
  • Students might not memorize all the text.
  • Students may feel shy to perform in front of their friends.
  • They may forget their dialogues.
Production5 min.
  • Students are able to ask for repetition in a polite way.
Evaluation15 min.
  • Prepare a question set including filling the blanks, matching and spelling.

 

  • Ask students to evaluate their friends’ performance.

 

REFLECTION

What went well? What did not get well? What do you want to change next time?
  • Students are now able to use at least two polite repetitive conventions.
  • The classroom environment was marvelous. We could see the happiness in their eyes.
  • Some students still stammer while using longer repetitive conventions like, “Could you repeat it again Sir?”
  • Next time we will provide them visual conversation in projector.
 

EVALUATIVE QUESTIONS

1. Fill in the blanks:

A: ______ friend, how are you?

B: ________ fine, and _____?

A: Me____.

B: Where are you going?

A: ________________.

B: Where are you going?

A:  I am going to my school.

B: Could___________ give this book to Anita?

A: ____________.I am late, I will see you later, _______!

B: __________!

Match the following:

  1. Excuse me                             1.Please tell it again.
  2. Could you                              2.Sir,
  3. I am sorry                              3. Friend.
  4. Pardon me                              4.I didn’t hear you.

 


       English Access Microscholarship Program, Morang Center

Prepared by : Gobinda Puri, Khem Raj Sharma

Lesson Plan No: 3                                                                           Date: June, 2014

Lesson Title:  Introducing                                                       Time-90 minutes

Lesson Objectives:

  • To enable students to introduce oneself using the given language patterns. E.g. Hello, How are you? How do you do?  My name is…….
  • To enable students to tell about  their family members.

Preparation/Materials:   some sheet of  paper, scissors,  Glue stick

Activities:

Warm up: (20 minutes)

  • Teacher (T) asks the students stand in a circle.
  • T prepares them for an activity and says in melody with clapping,

“How, how, how do you do?  (in group)

I am Gobinda, Who are you?

How, how how do you do?

I am Khem Raj, Who are you? ……….

  • The students (Ss) do this activity in group one by one.

Presentation:  (20 minutes)

  • Teacher (T)  cuts  three pieces of paper and draws  a funny picture of own , his wife and a daughter. He rolls them in his different fingers and  gives the introduction one by one to the students, such as : Hello, good afternoon everyone . It’s me, Gobinda Puri. I come from Itahari, Sunsari.  I study in class 8. I am learning English at Morang Access Center. And this is my wife, Sharmila. She teaches English in School. She is lovely. She cooks food for me. And finally she’s my daughter, Ghanistha. She’s 17 months old. She is so beautiful.
  • Students (Ss) observe the presentation interestingly. They enjoy a lot and try to do the same.
  • T provides them a sheet of  paper, scissors, and glue and instructs them to draw the picture of their own and their family members as many as they have.
  • Later, T asks students to  introduce themselves and their family members with the help of pictures they prepared.

 

Practice:  (35 minutes)

  • Ss  start drawing their own and family members pictures and cut them in to small pieces and roll them in their different fingers
  • Ss work individually  to prepare their picture.
  • T visits each student and encourages them to draw. He doesn’t mind if the drawing is not so good.
  • Ss  introduce themselves and their family members showing their drawing picture one by one.
  • T encourages the students presentations. Sometimes he corrects the utterances for the students’ convenience.
  • Ss try their best to introduce creatively  using different utterances that the teacher presented.
  • T asks the students to choose the best presenter. And also asks why this is best?
  • Ss discuss the best introduction and  try to make the same.

Production: (15 minutes)

  • Ss tell about themselves and their family members individually.
  • Ss write the useful utterances for introducing in their exercise book.
  • Ss  get introduced each other well.

 


 

Web Resources for Teachers

The website links below are good resources for  teachers as they incorporate wide array of issues and aspects of English Language Teaching.
Web resources:Resource link: http://www.manythings.org/
Resource link: http://www.worldofteaching.com/
Resource link: http://www.usingenglish.com/
Resource link: http://sfltdu.blogspot.com/2012/01/words-and-phrases-frequency-genres.html?spref=fb
Resource link: http://www.languageonthemove.com/
Resource link by Prof. Dr. Richard Smith, one of the key note speaker of 19th International NELTA Conference:
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/staff/teaching/smith/nelta
Free Book Download Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/weng.2013.32.issue-1/issuetoc
Free Download link: http://www.filehippo.com/
E-Teacher success story link of an Access teacher: http://usembassykathmandu.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/e-teacher-success-story-yub-raj-panthi/
http://americanenglish.state.gov/: American English: A website for teachers and learners of English as a foreign language
http://www.storynory.com/archives/fairy-tales/: a good site for fairy tales to be used in English language teaching purposes
http://stellaelm.web.fc2.com/: English Lesson Materials
http://www.tefltunes.com/search/searchall.aspx?name=public: Choosing songs to use in the ESL classroom
http://www.turtlediary.com/kids-stories.html: Stories for kids
http://freekidsbooks.org/: Free downloadable books for kids
http://community.eflclassroom.com/profiles/blog/list?tag=50: A good site for teaching aids/materials
www.grammar-monster.com: Grammar related site
http://www.strategiesinlanguagelearning.com/best-language-learning/: Language learning
http://educationusa.state.gov: Education in USA
http://www.freeeslmaterials.com/: Free ESL Materials
http://www.lessonsonmovies.com/: Lessons on Movies
http://reallifebh.com/secrets-to-learning-grammar-7-steps-fluency: For Learning grammar

For Learners

Instructional Websites for English Language Learners

ManyThings: Quizzes, word games, word puzzles, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer assisted language learning activities.
BrainPop ESL: An excellent resource for interactive practice in grammar, vocabulary, and other activities
Activities for ESL students: Quizzes, tests, exercises, and puzzles to practice English skills in different levels
Conversation practice: Listen to native English speaking conversation about various topics
Resources for English Language Learners: A messy but resourceful page loaded with activities, quizzes, and practice in English
Read along stories: Listen and read these eBooks to strengthen listening and comprehension skills
Story Starters: Get started writing with this online tool from Scholastic
ESL Basics: Free English instructional videos for students and teachers

For Teachers

Websites for English Language Teachers

One Stop English: Many resources to assist English Language Teachers
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs: Publications, English programs, resource material, and American English Online
IIP Digital: An excellent article outlining some of the free resources available online

Presentations

Other Helpful Resources

Gretel Patch EdTech Learning Log: academic blog that features various integration strategies and research behind using technology in the classroom
Lesson Plan on America Arts at-a-glance: Interactive multimedia activity to help expose students to American arts, music, and physical education culture
Video-Enhanced lesson plan “Why Read?”: An assortment of video clips that help students get excited about reading
Netiquette for Beginners: Teach students some of the basic courtesy rules for electronic communication
Introduction to Google Docs: This jigsaw activity is designed for learners with limited computer experience to help them learn word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations
Khan Academy: Thousands of videos to learn almost anything for free
Curriki: Empowering educators to deliver and share K-12 curricula
Wordle: Have students create word clouds to experiment with vocabulary
Technology Integration Now: A Guide for Teachers and Administrators
Edutopia: What is Technology Integration?
Purdue ESL Teacher Resources: An excellent academic list of links for teachers for both theory and practic


 

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