DANIELLE & DAVID HOBBIES LESSON PLAN: BACK-to-the-BEACH

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Grade Level:

THAILAND ESL LEVEL High School Ages 13-17

Subject:

ESL INSTRUCTION & HOBBIES FOR THE INTERMEDIATE CLASSROOM

Prepared By:


FOREIGN INSTRUCTOR OF ESL. DATE: May 1, 2012

LESSON NAME: DANIELLE & DAVID HOBBIES LESSON PLAN



Overview & Purpose


Today we are going to use a lesson plan previously taught in Shanghai, China. The plan is to elicit daily conversation about student hobbies in relation to the effective practices of creating ESL dialogue between Thai students.


The students will learn about to speak English more effectively. This will be useful in establishing proper pronunciation.

Education Standards Addressed


What state/county education standards that this lesson satisfies.

















Lesson Plan Objectives

Teacher Guide

Student Guide

Materials & Notes

Objectives

(Specify skills/information that will be learned.)


  • STUDENTS WILL LEARN ABOUT AMERICAN SUMMER/BEACH HOBBIES FOR AGE GROUP 13-17 WHILE MENTIONING THEIR OWN THAI HOBBIES

  • WHILE DISCUSSING BEACH HOBBIES STUDENTS WILL LEARN ABOUT OCEAN POLLUTION

  • STUDENTS WILL COMPARE THEIR HOBBY LIST W/HOBBIES SIMILAR TO THOSE OF THE SAME AGE GROUP BUT FROM WESTERN CULTURES

  • STUDENTS WILL SPEAK ALOUD ABOUT CULTURAL RULES AT THE BEACHES IN THE USA AND THAI BEACHES

  • STUDENTS WILL DISCUSS BEACH WEAR

  • STUDENTS WILL DISCUSS GAMES & SPORTS PLAYED ON VARIOUS BEACHES

  • STUDENTS WILL DISCUSS TRAVELS TO FOREIGN BEACHES, IF APPLICABLE


FORMAT OF THE LESSON PLAN:

  • WELCOME STUDENTS

  • PRESENT ICE-BREAKER CONVERSATIONS

  • WRITE ON THE WHITEBOARD: “WHAT IS A HOBBY & WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES”

  • SINGLE OUT ONE STUDENT TO RECITE HIS/HER HOBBIES TO THE CLASS

  • PASS OUT WORKSHEETS

  • DISCUSS WHAT “LINKING” IS AND HOW THE TEACHER WILL BE LISTENING FOR PROPER ENUNCIATION DURING PRONUNCIATION

  • DIVIDE STUDENTS INTO PAIRS TO WORK ON WORKSHEETS FOR 10 MINUTES

  • HAVE STUDENTS STAND BEFORE THE CLASS AND RECITE THEIR 10-MINUTE EVALUATION OF THEIR HOBBIES

PHOTOS OF HAWAII'S GARBARGE PATCH (to be used for discussion)




Materials Needed

  • MARKERS

  • WHITEBOARD

  • LAPTOP w/VIDEO

  • PENCILS & PENS

  • HOBBIES LIST

  • USA HOBBIES LIST

  • THAI HOBBIES LIST

  • USA HOLIDAYS LIST

  • THAI HOLIDAYS LIST

  • USA CULTURE DVD

  • USA SONGS DVD

  • USA NEWS MEDIA

  • ARTICLE/HOBBIES

  • POWERPOINT PRESENTATION

  • A DAY AT THE BEACH PHOTOS

  • A DAY AT THE BEACH Q&A HANDOUT

  • BEACH VIDEO LIST FOR DISCUSSION

  • LIST OF “RULES FOR THE BEACH” - PHOTO OF BEACH RULES FROM MIAMI, SAN DIEGO, MAUI, CHICAGO, FORT LAUDERDALE & MYRTLE BEACHES

Information

(Give and/or demonstrate necessary information)


Articles & worksheets used were from Breaking News English and Hawaii Hit by Great Plastic Garbage Patch (26th April, 2010)

Their were no textbooks offered in this lesson and students will be able to freely associate valued talk-time with their current knowledge of the news media

Verification

(Steps to check for student understanding)


Verification: Check for student understanding at these checkpoints: 1) after pronunciation, 2) after reciting topic words and 3) at recapping the lesson

Students must verify their knowledge of the lesson by passing the ORAL EXAMINATION at the end of the lesson.

Other Resources

(e.g. Web, books, etc.)


ESL FUN PODCAST – LEARNING ENGLISH THE FUN WAY

Activity

(Describe the independent activity to reinforce this lesson)



STUDENTS WILL TAKE HOME & READ, “Hawaii Hit by Great Plastic Garbage Patch (26th April, 2010)”


EXTRA VIDEOS FOR THE NEXT SESSON: USA's “PLANET EARTH” & THE “BLUE PLANET” SERIES

Summary

(Summarize the lesson in the next grid)

THE WORLD WILL LEARN TO RESPECT BEACHES, HOWEVER, WHAT IS THE HUMAN FOOTPRINT THAT WE WILL LEAVE?

STUDENTS WERE FASCINATED OVER THE TOP TEN MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES IN THE WORLD & VOWED TO VISIT THEM.

Additional Notes




Part 1 – PRESENTATION

(30% of time)

(warmup & ice breakers to elicit student talk)


Activity #1 (Ice Breaker)

(walk around the room & ask students:


  1. First Question: When you think of a beach what comes to mind?

  2. Second Question: What is paradise?


Activity #2

(ask the class as a whole)


  1. What is a hobby? What is something that 'just passes the time' compared to a hobby? What are your favorite hobbies? Are any of your hobbies related to the beach?

  2. Introduce hobbies at the beach, the culture of beaches, going to the beach, beach life and attitudes about relaxing at the beach. Use the laptop & projector to show the “Back-to-the-Beach” series + short segment on “Hawaii Hit by Great Plastic Garbage Patch (26th April, 2010)

  3. Take a classroom vote on how many students spend a lot of time at the beach.

  4. Take a classroom vote on what kinds of hobbies the students enact at the beach.

  5. Are you aware of ocean pollution? How and why did you become interested in ocean pollution?

  6. Why is it important to embrace “GREEN & UNIVERSAL GREEN”, “Green Earth” or “Earth Day?”


CLASSROOM HOBBIES AT THE BEACH (POLL)

(Eliciting)


Asking & Answering Questions About Hobbies/Beach Pollution


  1. Why do you like performing your hobby at the beach? _____________ (asking why)

  2. When do you like surfing at the beach?_______________ (asking when)

  3. Where do you think beach garage is at its worst?____________ (asking where)





Activity #3

PRACTICE

(40% of time)


What are the “garbage patches”?


The “garbage patch,” as referred to in the media, is an area of marine debris concentration in the North Pacific Ocean. The name “garbage patch” has led many to believe that this area is a large and continuous patch of easily visible marine debris items such s bottles and other litter – akin to a literal blanket of trash that should be visible with satellite or aerial photographs. Much of the debris mentioned in the media is that of derelict fishing nets, floatable plastic bottles and other debris.


The students, after seeing photos and truly understanding garage patches and beach pollution, answer the T/F questions on Worksheet # 1. The students then ask & answer the questions in repetitive form to one another after the class has been divided into two teams.


Activity #4


PRODUCTION

(40% of time)


The students continue to practice in teams the material in Worksheets #3 while focusing heavily on the topic words on the right margin. The topic words are: confined, firsthand, researcher, huge, recent, team, footprint, litter, longer, chain, reported, status, washing, particles, debris and remote. Additionally, each student will focus on these topic words:


PAIR WORK

(extra pairing of ideas)


    1) Students will pair-off and talk amongst themselves using these topic words:


recent discovery / garbage patches / islands / plastic / pollution / shocking / footprint / beaches / paradise / tours / conservationists / sand / Wikipedia / Pacific Ocean/ volleyball and surfing / seashells / tide


The students are called individually to the front of the class to recite either of the two short paragraphs on Worksheets #2 and #3.



Activity #5


PAIR WORKSHEETS


    1) Back-to-the-Beach Series: Introduce this series on DVD to the classroom

    2) Discuss the worksheets below & complete worksheet #1 together with the class

    3) Assign worksheets #2 & #3 for HOMEWORK





Activity #6 & Activity #7


Part 2 – LINKING




Activity #6 & #7



  1. Chines

  2. Chines donut and curry chicken bun

  3. I have a Chines donut and curry chicken bun

  4. I should have Chines donut and curry chicken bun

  5. I should have a Chinese donut and curry chicken bun


Student Talk-time:


The students will practice reciting 1-5 above while on the whiteboard the teacher will express the knowledge of linking and how acknowledging the value of listening to their own sounds while they are talking.


Student Q&A Grammar Rules Time:



Quick Grammar Checkpoints



A Thai student asked in a previous lesson: “What are the parts of speech in the English language?


Response:


There are nine, (9) parts of speech.


- Nouns

- Pronouns

- Verbs

- Prepositions

- Adverbs

- Adjectives

- Conjunctions

- Articles

- Interjections


Descriptions of each w/examples:


- Noun. A noun is a person, place, or thing. Ex. It's time to go back to the beach.


- Pronoun. A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun. He is a teacher.


- Verb. A verb is a word that supports action. I will be hitting the volleyball over the net.


- Preposition. Prepositions denote relationships between certain words in a sentence. My

swimsuit is on the clothesline.


- Adverb. An adverb modifies a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs. Let's go time traveling.


- Adjective. An adjective is a word that describes a noun or pronoun. She sang beautifully.


- Conjunction. Conjunctions join words together. They closed the beach and they closed the

mall.


- Article. An article is a word that precedes a noun. The ball floated out with the tide.


- Interjection. Interjection are used to express strong feeling or emotion. Strike!



Conclusion


The students learned what their hobbies were. They also learned about western hobbies related to the beach and benefit ed from a multiple lesson which also exposed them to the subject of ocean pollution and the Hawaiian garbage patch.


Students observed the importance of beach rules present at most beaches, beach safety and reveled in their new knowledge of “Universal Green”.








WORKSHEET # 1 (Worksheets provided by: Breaking News English & Sean Banville)


BEFORE READING / LISTENING

TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if  a-h  below are true (T) or false (F).


a.

Scientists have discovered Hawaiians use plastic in their gardens.

T / F

b.

The garbage patches do not move and look to be permanent.

T / F

c.

The world’s first ocean garbage patch was found in the Indian Ocean.

T / F

d.

A garbage patch discoverer encouraged people to leave footprints.

T / F

e.

People are washing tons of plastic bottles on Hawaii’s beaches.

T / F

f.

The article says the  word ‘Hawaii’ makes you think of paradise.

T / F

g.

An analysis of a Hawaiian beach found more plastic than sand.

T / F

h.

Wikipedia says Kamilo Beach is best known for marine life.

T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

1.

discovery

a.

rubbish

2

huge

b.

proves

3.

trash

c.

harm

4.

single

d.

creates

5.

firsthand

e.

enormous

6.

damage

f.

sea

7.

conjures up

g.

unearthing

8.

remote

h.

in person

9.

confirms

i.

isolated

10.

marine

j.

sole

3. PHRASE MATCH:  (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

1.

the world now has two

a.

to a single patch

2

a huge floating island of trash

b.

up on the beaches

3.

plastic ocean pollution is

c.

and litter

4.

it is not confined

d.

firsthand

5.

It’s shocking to see it

e.

images of paradise

6.

tons of plastic is washing

f.

a global problem

7.

‘Hawaii’ conjures up

g.

plastic marine debris

8.

He went on a tour

h.

ocean garbage patches

9.

more plastic particles than

i.

of the remote beach

10.

known for its accumulation of

j.

grains of sand



 WORKSHEET # 2

WHILE READING / LISTENING



GAP FILL: Put the words into the gaps in the text.


A ____________ discovery shows the world now has two ocean garbage patches. These are ____________ areas of the ocean which have a huge floating island of trash and ____________. The first garbage patch was discovered in the Pacific by ocean ____________ Charles Moore in 1997. The new one was found in the Atlantic by a husband and wife ____________ Anna Cummins and Marcus Eriksen. “We found the Great Atlantic Garbage Patch,” said Ms Cummins. “Our job now is to let people know that plastic ocean pollution is a global problem. Unfortunately, it is not ____________ to a single patch,” she added. Ms Cummins described her sadness at what humans are doing to the ocean: “It’s shocking to see it ____________ ….We’ve managed to leave our ____________ really everywhere.”

 

 

 

confined
firsthand
researcher
huge
recent
team
footprint
litter

The BBC has just ____________ on the damage the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is doing. Tons of plastic is ____________ up on the beaches of Hawaii. This island ____________ is world famous for having some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. The very name ‘Hawaii’ conjures up images of paradise islands. No ____________. The BBC’s presenter Simon Reeve says Kamilo Beach on the island of Hawaii has been described as “the world’s dirtiest beach”. He went on a tour of the ____________ beach with a local conservationist. They analysed what was on the beach and found more plastic ____________ than grains of sand. A Wikipedia search confirms the beach’s new ____________. The website says, “it is known for its accumulation of plastic marine ____________ from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch”.

 

 

longer
chain
reported
status
washing
particles
debris
remote


 WORKSHEET # 3

A ______________________ the world now has two ocean garbage patches. These are huge areas of the ocean which have a huge floating island ______________________. The first garbage patch was discovered in the Pacific by ocean researcher Charles Moore in 1997. ______________________ in the Atlantic by a husband and wife team Anna Cummins and Marcus Eriksen. “We found the Great Atlantic Garbage Patch,” said Ms Cummins. “______________________ people know that plastic ocean pollution is a global problem. Unfortunately, ______________________ a single patch,” she added. Ms Cummins described her sadness at what humans are doing to the ocean: “It’s shocking to see it firsthand….We’ve ______________________ footprint really everywhere.”



The BBC has ______________________ damage the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is doing. Tons of plastic is washing up on the beaches of Hawaii. This island ______________________ for having some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. The very name ‘Hawaii’ ______________________ paradise islands. No longer. The BBC’s presenter Simon Reeve says Kamilo Beach on the island of Hawaii ______________________ “the world’s dirtiest beach”. He went on a tour of the remote beach with a local conservationist. They analysed what was on the beach and found more plastic particles ______________________. A Wikipedia search confirms the beach’s new status. The website says, “it is known for its accumulation ______________________ from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch”.


BOARDWORK








Grading scale for ESL students oral exams:


A (100-90%) B (80-70%) C (60-50%) D (30%) F (20%)




CRITERIA

LEVEL 1

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 3

LEVEL 4

TASK
COMPLETION

 

Information was either missing, not needed or off task.

Task was completed, but could be better. Some information is needed and some was on-task.

Task was completed well.

Most of the information was needed and on-task.

Task was completed very well. All of the information was needed and on-task.

ORGANIZATION

Poor organization of ideas. No paragraphs and sentence marker errors.

Little organization of ideas. Paragraphs and sentence markers were used, but with some errors.

Good organization of ideas. Good use of paragraphs and sentence markers.

Excellent organization of ideas. Excellent use of paragraphs and sentence markers.

VOCABULARY & SPELLING

Poor use or range of vocabulary. Many spelling errors.

Adequate (fair) use of vocabulary. Some spelling errors persist.

Good use of vocabulary. A few spelling errors.

Excellent use of spelling. Very few spelling errors.

GRAMMAR & PUNCTUATUION

Poor use of grammar and punctuation. Many errors.

Adequate (fair) use of grammar and punctuation. Some errors still present.

Good use of grammar and punctuation. A few errors still present.

Excellent use of grammar and punctuation. Very few errors are present




FUN & LEARNING NOTE for the DAY



An example of respelling for a Thai student might be:



Lets just get back to the beach for a quick swim.


Letz jes get back to duh beeCH for a quiK sweM.