Lesson 9-1 The First lesson - "I want to be a teacher." Teaching about Job Names and Dreams...

Feb 08 2010 0 Comments by The ENB

Teaching about Job Names and Dreams...

"I want to be a ..." English Lessons

We are now in the last lesson chapter, Lesson 9 in Book 2 of the Eigo Note.

Finally a lesson about jobs and the like even though it is the last lesson chapter/unit in the textbook.

Although we are still working with "I want to..." it makes sense to use the same
target language with this type of lesson "I want to be" instead of:

A: "What do you do?"
B: "I'm a ______."

Here are my "experienced" lesson points:

1. Greetings and Introductions.
2. Review of Lesson 8.
3. Showed the eigonoteblog.com Lesson Post to the kids.
4. We went thru the Lesson's title and kanji to catch the meaning of it.
5. A "want" vs. "want to" review. Just to keep the kids on track.
6. Jobs Flashcards - prior to viewing the cards the students could think for a minute
about the jobs they want to do or want to be.
They can raise their hands if their dream job comes up.
(Gulp! ... Not so many kids raised their hands, so that's why we quickly came up with point 8.)
7. Practice Speaking and Listening with the Flashcards.
A: What do you want to be?
B: I want to be a ______?
This portion of the lesson was mixed in with point 8 so the kids could use Japanese for the blanked part.
8. Translation Corner: The students that did not raise their hands could ask for a translation of their dream job.
There were so many interesting jobs that weren't in the book. (I've got to compile a list first and post that in my
next post.)
9. Bingo: If we had time, we cut the cards. When we didn't have the time, we played Lotto Bingo.
To play "the Lotto Bingo Game" the kids had circled 6 jobs on page 79, the gamecards page,
and then we played the game.
This way the kids had to to say "What do you want to be?" and I said "I want to be a ___."
And we had used random pick up too, instead of me, for a few of the cards after. Nobody had won until the last three cards
so playing the Bingo Game this way lets the kids practice the target language a little longer.
10. I took down the names of only 10 winners (but there were like 20 of them) to make things a bit more exciting.
The kids cried foul play so I bartered with them after they all did Janken for those 10 spots
and said we would play again next week to calm them (the mob) down.
11. I taught the kids how to use the Excite/world translation page with the electronic blackboard's internet browser
for those hard to translate words with the time remaining.
12. Finished off with listening to the chant.

Actually, I just wanted to finish on point 12 rather than point 11 so I put that one in...
Seriously folks, I thought it would be a good idea to let the kids have a listen in for as much as they could.
Point is, this chant is a little too fast for the kids to perfect in one lesson, so showering them with as much of it
as possible seems logical and the first step before speaking is actually listening. I guess that's how everyone
learned how to speak in most natural and nurturing cases with a loving parent (teacher) ...unless you learned by
watching TV all day as a kid.

Thanks for reading. I'm hoping you had a great lesson.

Please check out the downloads page for the .pdf quiz-tester-worksheets (my worksheets) on this lesson.



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