icelt 1-4 Essay

1246 Words May 21st, 2014 5 Pages
Class Background

This class is composed of 30 students in Grade 6 aged from 13 to 14, whose English level is quite different. About 20% of them are good at English, and they are active and participant in class, while 40% of them are poor at English, so they often remain quiet in class and sometimes can't follow the teacher. And the rest of them are of average level. They want to learn English well and are trying as hard as possible, but sometimes they are shy in class and like to be audiences rather than getting involved in class activities themselves.
In this lesson, I want to focus on helping students compare and describe life in different places by using different sentence patterns to express past and present events.
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I broke down the meaning or concept of the target structure into a number of simple questions for students to have a clear idea of it. Besides, I also showed the completed sentence on the PPT to make the pattern of the grammar clear so that the students can memorize it better.

Sample 6

Context: Two pictures were shown on the PPT. One was a TV set and the other was the sky full of bright stars. T: Now let's look at the two pictures. (Teacher points to the pictures). They are about Ben and Kitty's life at night. This time let's do a pair work in two minutes. (Show students the pattern of pair work) Let's go!
S1: What did Kitty and Ben do at night when they lived in the city center?
S2: When they ..., they ...
S1: Now they live in the suburbs. What do they do at night?
S2: Now they ...
OK, time is up. Let's come back. Any volunteers? (Students raised their hands). OK, good. Stand up please.

Comment: Although it is not always necessary to use Instruction Concept Questions, they can often make sure that the learners know exactly what they are asked to do in class step by step. Here I broke down my instructions into a series of simple chunked statements so that students could understand and respond to them quickly. As a result, they could be more involved and participant in the

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