6th English This is my town Makoto Ueno (Oita City Education Center)
table: lesson info
Grade / Subject 6th/English
Unit This is my town.
Teacher Makoto Ueno (Oita City Education Center)
Note data of LoiLoNote School
Step1 Collecting Favorite Parts of the City
Take a photo of your "favorite part of town" to introduce to ALT
Organize the photos taken by type and arrange them in a frame.
I created frames such as "Nature" so that children can look at various things in the town. Aim to win all the frames!
Step2 Decide which location you like best
◇Organizing opinions in collaboration◇
Use one Card on the left for the group. Collect photos individually.
One by one, the images taken are introduced and placed on the zabu axis.
The learning will be deepened if the students focus on the phrase "in a Japanese town" and also look into the ALT's country of origin.
Looking at the completed Cards, students will choose the "favorite!" that they would like to tell the ALT.
Step3 Digging into your likes
Think about the appeal of what you want to convey from the perspective of each of the five senses.
Assign roles and prepare necessary materials such as video and audio.
Prepare materials on what each person is responsible for, such as audio recordings to convey that "the tone is lovely."
Organize what you want to convey and think of an introduction using simple words and basic expressions.
Step4 Tell someone how much you like them
By preparing images and videos, it is easier for ALTs to convey facts and for children to concentrate on conveying their feelings.
Paste images, etc. on the jellyfish chart.
Tell the ALT your "favorite part" in English while showing videos, etc. as appropriate.
After the presentation, send the Cards to the ALTs and ask them to return them to you with their comments.
Prepare map Cards of the school neighborhood and place the Cards created by each group. The completed maps will be passed on to the next year.
Comment from the teacher
We take photos of "what we like about the town" to share with ALTs, and then we dig deeper from the viewpoint of the five senses to find out what we like the most and what we want to share with the group. Graphic organizers are the best tools for organizing and digging! This is a highly versatile idea, so please make use of it!