Do we have to base on some teaching approach while making our lesson plans? Yes, we do!
While planning our lesson we have to think about the next things, which are going to help us to achieve our goals:
- Aims: through the shape of the lesson, and the most appropriate techniques for learners
- Technical approaches: Which technical approach I’m going to use: a TBL or a PPP?
- Skills: for receptive skills, we can use activities to do before, while and after a reading or listening; for productive skills, we can use an introductory stage to set the scene, input language, and a feedback stage after the speaking or writing activity.
- Procedures: I can use available materials, the length of the lesson and the information we have about our learners.
- Sequence: related lesson that develop language knowledge/language skills.
There is a thought-provoking tip from the TKT book:
“When planning lesson we may need to think about the needs of individual learners or groups of learners, e.g. those that always finish first, those that can’t concentrate for long, etc. A coursebook can’t provide material and activities for needs that are specific to our groups of learners. This means we may need to plan part of the lesson that adapt the coursebook or work with supplementary materials activities.”
YOU WILL FIND THE NEXT VOCABULARY ON THE FOLLOW EXERCISE:
|SCHEME OF WORK||EXTENSION TASK||INPUT|
|SET THE SCENE||PRODUCTIVE||RECEPTIVE|