Here is my comment on lesson plan which is listed under Elementary/appearances section.Lesson plan title ?gTake a look in...
Here is my comment on lesson plan which is listed under Elementary/appearances section.Lesson plan title ?gTake a look in the mirror. What do you see??hThis lesson is composed with three activities. First, students write description of themselves followed by a guessing game in a class. Second, the students have a group work and talk about the characteristics of their group member. Third, as a wrap up, the class discusses the difference between how they think about themselves and how others see them. The purpose of this lesson is to promote students?f speaking and their appreciation of their individuality, ethnicity, and cultural heritage. In addition, this lesson plan encourages the teacher to have the students find their positive traits. Therefore, I think that this lesson gives ESL students great opportunities to share their rich culture and to promote their self confidence. This lesson plan will smoothly fit into one day of lesson. However, it is also possible to spend more than two days by adding extra activities such as asking their parents how do they (ESL students) changed over years, creating group posters, making a chart according to their findings, etc. The other reason I liked this lesson plan is that it promotes all four skills, speaking, listening, writing, and reading. I believe that learning English using all skills altogether is especially important in ESL environment. The students will be required to do so when they go out the classroom. One suggestion I can make is that self-description format sheet (handout) will be helpful; the students need to fill in all columns about their physical traits and nature traits.