Sorry, haven't had much spare time to upload stuff, but hope this stuff helps anyone looking for lesson ideas, even if you don't have the Orr book (the one with cats in a boat for 1st grade, and cats in a double-decker bus for 2nd grade). Personally I don't use waygook.org because it takes ages to winnow through everything to find anything useful and I can't seem to download anything for some reason (yes I am a techno-n00b). Basically I don't have the time (or the patience come to that) to sit there and read through every thing or to figure out what's wrong :p It's good but I seriously can't see why people rave on about it like they do - there are heaps of other great ESL websites out there.
Thomas Orr's English 1 (Middle School 1st grade)
Lesson 1: I'm Lucky - introductions and the weather. Here is the link to my lesson plan with a blank Facebook profile worksheet and a powerpoint for different types of weather.
Lesson 2: School Is Fun - transport and our favourite things.
- How do you go (get) to school?
- Q: What's your favourite ...? A: I like ...
Here's the link to my lesson plan and some flashcards to elicit the question "What's your favourite [sport]?" using the picture to make the sentence "I like [soccer]." Read the lesson plan for an idea for playing Favourites Bingo (bingo sheet here). Also, a postcard template for an additional writing activity (covers Lesson 1 and 2 together and possibly 3 if you are short on time) if you are expected to cover writing in class.
Lesson 3: Answers on the Web - giving reasons and advice.
- Why? Because...
- Why don't you...?
Here's the lesson plan for the first part of chapter 3 (on giving reasons) and the powerpoint on emotions (with translations in Korean) that I used.
If anyone has any ideas for the "why don't you...?" lesson please share! Since I won't be teaching here next year (or am not intending to) I am tempted to just use the same lesson idea on giving advice that comes up in the 2nd grade book that I used last year... :D
P.S. I forgot to post this before, but here is a worksheet for Bruno Mars' "Just The Way You Are" that I did with my high level 2nd and 3rd graders (it's a little challenging). You divide students into pairs and get them to help each other correct each other (the A sheet is the easier one). At the end, I showed them a video that runs the lyrics across the bottom and the Korean translation - I can't embed it but you can watch it here: http://tvpot.daum.net/clip/ClipView.do?clipid=31809989