**1st grade Lesson 1: All about me**

Okay so I have been informed that I would only be teaching listening and speaking (first 2 pages of every lesson) and then 3 of my own about the same topic. (i see my students 2 times a week, and I've been told that we'd spend 2 weeks on 1 topic, so thats 4 classes/periods per topic)... This is part of my lesson from the actual textbook (the lesson where I teach the first 2 pages).

I've adapted the activity in the TEXTBOOK page 13. Number A,B and C will be as is (at least until I've listened to the CD) but with D I'm doing it as an activity:

D: Check and Talk (pg.13)

In classroom teams write down the member’s names (Choose English names) As a group, decide what he/she is like and ask about interests. Fill this in on the introduction grids. (Eg, Tony / Nice / Music)

I will give each student a chance to introduce one other member of the group to the classroom by using key sentences. (This is my friend, Anne. She is nice. She likes science)

After this I will have a clapping game (I only realized after that this is actually a drinking game, but this is my first middle school lesson ever, so I might have that on my brain...) Hope the instructions are clear:

Clapping game:

Each student will receive two name stickers. (those labels you can print on??) On one they will write their English name (just for this lesson if you dont use english names) and on the other they will write their “like”. Eg Sports.

In groups, students will do a clapping game as follows: (students clap in beats of 3)

S1 (Tony): She is Anna, She likes sports. (Anna’s turn, because Tony called her name)

(Anna): He is Peter, He likes science.

(Peter): He is Tony, He likes Music.

(Students read off the stickers that the students are wearing. When they can complete the sentences without error (eg name all the students and their likes), remove the stickers. When they make mistakes, they get a letter from a word (E.g. N-A-M-E), get 1 wrong = N, get 2 wrong = A. Once they have all 4 letters (NAME) they are out. The last person left is the winner)

I also have a Pass the Ball game, just for fun. It's SUPER simple. Not much change in questions at all - basically just for fun as I'm in a new school and we don't know each other.. so it's just a pass the ball game with a bunch of pics of megaphones and students have to introduce themselves. There are some random slides where a student "wins" a candy, or ones where they have to stand up with a friend and do the introduction. The whole pass the ball game is just for fun while they still practice the introductions.

Feel free to absolutely criticize this lesson - like I've said - I've NEVER taught middle school before, so this is just 2 activities I'm using... and I'm trying to base it on my previous "experience" teaching low level elementary... so any criticism would actually be very helpful!!

Thanks!!