I have never taught elementary level students and I have to do a lesson plan on Simple Past Questions and short answers, I wonder if this lesson plan is suitable for elementary level and is it a good lesson plan?
1 Warmer: Memory game (matching), Snakes and ladder to review last lesson.
Go over homework if assigned.
2 Show pictures of what some make up characters did in the past. (Things they have learned, places they have been to, and things they do when they were a child.) Elicit the simple past question by asking questions about my life (Did John learn ice-hockey? No, he did not. Did John learn ice-skating? Yes, he did.) I will show them flash cards of the sentence I said and the answers for the first few ones as examples. Then I will take away the answers and try to have them answer themselves.
3 I will choose a few students to ask other students questions about things that I have illustrated on the board. For example, “Did John learn ice-skating?”
4 Drilling chorally and individually.
5 Matching exercise. Match the words (flash cards) to the pictures to check the students’ understanding of the words.
6 Have cards of scrambled questions in envelopes, and the students that I picked out has to come out and try to put the scrambled question into a correct question on the board. Then the students in the class have to answer the question.
7 Pair work. Students ask and answer questions with the pictures that were used in the presentation and have the students ask their partners about the pictures and see if they have did it in the past. They will be asked to note down the questions they have asked and their partner’s answers.
9 Activity (Bingo). They have cards with different things on and they have to go around and ask people and see if they have previously done it. If the person has previously done it, he/she has to initial it, and when the person who has the whole bingo card filled up he/she should call out bingo, the first one wins.
11 Game: (There are around 60 cards of characters doing something.) Students are separated into 4-5 groups and each team get 6 cards. For each card there are 2 other identical cards. The teams must try to get as many sets of identical cards as possible. They do this by taking turns to choose another team and asking them for one of their cards using the sentence structure:
“Did Bob play tennis?”
So if team A asks team B this question, and team B has any
Bob playing tennis cards, they must reply, “Yes, Bob played tennis”. Then they give their Bob playing tennis cards to team A, who then get a point.
If team B does not have one of these cards, they must say, “No, Bob didn’t”.
In either situation, team B can pick up another card from the pile of spare cards providing they reply using the correct English.
1. Read a paragraph of what the character did and make up ask much Simple Past Questions as possible.
2. They will be given worksheets with answers on and they have to try to make Simple Past Questions with the hints provided.