Begin with the ABC's and numbers 1-10

Unit 1: Classroom commands

 

  • Topic: Classroom Commands - sit down, stand up
  • Communication Objectives: To learn to understand and respond to classroom commands.
  • Language Objectives: To learn to give and follow orders using short phrases in the imperative form.
  • Vocabulary:  commands - sit, stand, hands, clap, stamp, feet, up, down
  • Sentence Structures:
    • Sit down.
    •  Stand up.
    • Clap your hands.
    • Turn around.

 Grammar: This lesson will focus on using imperative sentences for giving direct orders and requests. They can end in a full stop (period) or exclamation mark depending on the intensity of the command.

  • Stand up.
  • Sit down. 

Unit 2: What is this?

 

  • Topic: What color is this?
  • Communication Objectives: To learn to ask for the names of things which are near or far.
  • Language Objectives: To use demonstrative pronouns (this/that) to ask about names of classroom supplies which are near and far.
  • Vocabulary:  stationery and school supplies - pencil, pen, ruler, eraser, paper, book
  • Sentence Structures:
    • What is this?
    •  It's a book.
    • What is that?  
    • It' is an eraser.

 

  • Grammar:  this/that - Learn to use demonstrative pronouns in singular form to point and ask about things.
  • contractions: Contractions are shortened phrases usually with the use of an apostrophe sign. This lesson will also focus on the use of  contractions:
    • What's / What is
    • It's / It is.

Unit 3: What is your name?

 

  • Topic: What is your name?
  • Communication Objectives: To learn to ask and answer questions about our names.
  • Language Objectives: To learn to introduce oneself in English. To learn to ask and answer questions about personal information.
  • Vocabulary:  Possessive adjectives - my, yourProper nouns - Bob, Patrick, Rita and Mary. A noun is the name of a person, place or thing. A proper noun is the name of a specific individual or place and usually starts with a capital letter.
  • Sentence Structures:
    • What is your name?
    •  My name is Rita.

 Grammar: Practice using the possessive adjectives 'my' and 'your'. A possessive adjective shows who owns something.

  • My name is Rita. (means Rita owns this name).
  • What is your name? (I want to know what name you own).

Unit 4: What color is this?

 

  • Topic: What color is this?
  • Communication Objectives: To learn to describe things using their colors.
  • Language Objectives: To learn to ask for and give descriptions of things using color.
  • Vocabulary:  names of colors - red, yellow, blue, black, orange, brown, green, purple, pink. Common nouns - apple, pear, dog, car, banana, carrot, peach, pen, etc.
  • Sentence Structures:
    • What  color is this?
    •  It is red.
    • What color is the apple?
    • It is a red apple.

 Grammar: Practice using the question word 'What' to ask about things. Reinforce the use of contractions.

  • What ...? (question word)
  • What ...? (question word)
  • It's ... (contracted form for 'It is').

Unit 5: How are you?

 

  • Topic: How are you?
  • Communication Objectives: To learn to greet friends and acquaintances.
  • Language Objectives: To learn to greet people and ask about their well-being.
  • Vocabulary:  good, morning, how, you, today, fine.
  • Sentence Structures:
    • Good morning.
    •  How are you?
    • I am fine, thanks.

 Grammar: Practice using the question word 'How' to ask about a person's well-being. Reinforce the use of contractions.

  • How ...? (question word)
  • I'm ... (Contracted form of 'I am')

Unit 6: Animals

 

  • Topic: What animal is this?
  • Communication Objectives: To ask about animals on a farm and to express like.
  • Topic: What animal is this?
  • Communication Objectives: To ask about animals on a farm and to express like.
  • Language Objectives:  To ask and respond to yes or no questions in the most basic form.
  • Vocabulary:  farm animals - dog, cat, pig, cow, duck.
  • Sentence Structures:
    • What animal is this?
    • It’s a dog.
    • Do you like dogs?
    • Yes, I do.
    • No, I do not.

 Grammar: Practice using yes-no questions 'Do you like…?' to ask about a person's preference. Also, reinforce the use of contractions.

  • Do you like ...? (yes or no question)
  • don’t... (Contracted form of 'do not')

Begin with the ABC's, numbers 1-20 and how are you?

Unit 7: Fruits

 

  • Topic: What fruit is this?
  • Communication Objectives: To ask about fruits and to express like.
  • Topic: What fruit is this?
  • Communication Objectives: To ask about fruits and to express like.
  • Language Objectives:  To ask and respond to yes or no questions in the most basic form.
  • Vocabulary:  fruits – apple, lemon, orange, banana, pineapple, peach, avocado.
  • Sentence Structures:
    • What fruit is this?
    • It’s an apple.
    • Do you like apples?
    • Yes, I do.
    • No, I don't.

 Grammar: Practice using yes-no questions 'Do you like…?' to ask about a person's preference. Also reinforce the use of contractions.

  • Do you like ...? (yes or no question)
  • don’t... (Contracted form of 'do not')

 

Singular: This lesson will also focus on the use of ‘a/an’ in front of singular nouns. We use ‘a’ in front of singular nouns that begin with consonant sounds and ‘an’ in front of singular nouns that begin with a vowel as in the following examples:

  • a lemon      -   an orange
  • a banana    -    an apple
  • a peach     -   an avocado

Unit 8: Simple adjectives, body parts

 

  • Topic: It has two big eyes.
  • Communication Objectives: To learn to describe body parts using basic adjectives.
  • Topic: It has two big eyes.
  • Communication Objectives: To learn to describe body parts using basic adjectives.
  • Language Objectives:  To learn to use simple adjectives to describe nouns.
  • Vocabulary:  body parts – eyes, ears, mouth, nose, arms, legs, foot. Adjectives – big/small, short/long, two
  • Sentence Structures:
    • It has a big mouth.
    • It has two big eyes.

 

  • Grammar: Practice using the verb to have' in the 3rd person singular to talk about characteristics or features.
    • It has long arms.
    • It has big eyes.  
    • She has big eyes.
    • He has a big mouth.

Singular/Plural: This lesson will also focus on the use of ‘a’ in front of singular nouns. We will also learn to add ‘s’ at the end of nouns to   show plural. Plural refers to more than one thing.

  • a big eye     -   two  big eyes
  • a long leg    -    two long legs

Unit 9: Family

 

  • Topic: This is my father.
  • Communication Objectives: To learn to identify family members in the most basic form.
  • Topic: This is my father.
  • Communication Objectives: To learn to identify family members in the most basic form.
  • Language Objectives:  To learn to introduce other people using simple sentences.
  • Vocabulary:  family members – father, mother, grandpa, grandma, brother, sister, aunt, uncle
  • Sentence Structures:
    • This is my father.
    • This is my mother.

 

  • Grammar: Practice using the demonstrative pronoun in singular form to point and give information about people in close proximity.  A pronoun replaces a noun.
    • This is my father.
    • This is my brother.  

possessive adjective: This lesson will also focus on the use of  the possessive adjective 'my' to show ownership.

  • my father-  my  mother
  • my sister   -  my  brother

Process

Time

Every unit should be around 45 minutes. Always review all the units preceding the new lesson.


1. ABC's (2 minutes)

2. Numbers (2 minutes)

3. Revision (10 minutes)

4. New contents (10 minutes)

5. Practice (10 minutes)

6. Worksheet (6 minutes)

7. Homework preparation (5 minutes)


Worksheet

The worksheet should be related to the class content. Mostly association between pictures and words. The students need to recognize the letters as soon as possible.


The homework will be mostly about writing and reading. Try to review the homework during the revision phase.

Evaluation

Evaluate the students after all units are completed. Don't be afraid the redo as many units as you want, the students need to understand at least 75% of the content at this level. Once all the units are completed, it is mostly revision and evaluations. Do not try to teach more. It is encouraged to explain things in their native language when necessary.