LESSON PLAN #1                                                                                                           Date: 18th of March,2003                                      

                                                               name of student                                            semester

                                                                    Jutta Schulz                                                            6                                                             eb= exercise book, wb= workbook, (...)= time I need


- story: “Bad luck for Arnold”, days of the week

Learners / Classroom teacher / School:

1st class/ 3rd set/ Mr. Zabgerl/ HS Pfunds


Main aims:

-          Spelling and pronouncing the days of the week

-          Checking understanding, “What do they (really) know? What have they saved? (jigsaw, song)

Personal training focuses:

-          Getting to know each other

-          Names of LL

-          Establish classroom routines/ rules in classroom (teacher as authority)

Language focus:

Time “indicators”: days of the week

(new vocabulary, revision of structure, awareness raising for new structure, contrasting usage, etc.)


Bag, materials (hobby), jigsaw „Bad luck for Arnold”, sheet “days of the week”, poster: “days of the week”, contract (“Verhaltensvereinbarung”)


step/ time




procedure (what the teacher / learners do)

content of tasks / exercises       //      transitions (links)

intention / rationale / reason for choosing task,

interaction, material, etc.

comment (pre/post) / anticipated problems +

possible solution

1 (10)

S, V

T- C/I

Bag, objects, (bb)

-          Lead- in activity: bag in which are real objects representing my hobbies, I tell LL a little bit about me

-          LL have to introduce themselves (I am…, my name is…), LL tell me about their hobbies: then gesture + name, I try to learn them by heart!

- getting to know each other


2 (5)

L, V, Sp


Poster: days of the week

-          Days of the week: T describes them in words, LL have to point at the right poster

-          LL hear the days (oral)

-          LL see the words (spelling)


3 (15)

R, V

G (6/7)


-          Story: p.46/47 “Bad luck for Arnold” -> jigsaw, 2 groups of 6/7

-          Every LL gets a piece of the text (red/green group):

-          1. Is it at the beginning or at the end of the text?

-          2. LL stick sentences together

-          Monitoring jigsaw reading without interfering

-          demonstrate with one group

-          DISCIPLINE: work out a contract with LLs!

4 (10)

L, V


Days of the week- sheets

-          LL listen to the song

-          Every LL gets one sheet and has to stand up when they hear “their word”

-          Working with the “days of the week”


5 (10)

V, Sp


Sheet “days of the week”

-          Homework, time- filler

-          LL bring letters into the right order

-          Fun

-          spelling


Next lesson, time left

S, Sp



-          hang- man (crocodile, Wednesday, bananas…)

- fun, belonging to topic


My wishes




-          “s” – rule (like/ don’t like), p.48 Nr. 6

















Individual / (changing) Pairs / Groups of 4 / Class / Teacher // I-T / P…/T-C / etc.      //    Listening / Reading / Speaking / Writing / Vocabulary / Grammar // L+R / S+W/ etc.

role cards / activity cards / pictures / flash cards / posters / notebooks / blackboard / OHP / textbook ex.3, p.15+tape/ etc.