The purpose of the lesson:
Identifying body parts.
Size of the class: 40 students.
Age: 11-12 years old.
Teaching body parts is very easy for a teacher. You don’t need lots of resources and visual aids; they can be exemplified immediately using a real body. However, according to my experience, capturing student’s attention for this particular lesson is quite difficult.
First of all, I start the lesson projecting a picture on the board. It contains all of the body parts that are going to be studied in this lesson.
Although I have the picture on the board, I am going to use my body for teaching vocabulary. In this way, the students have the words written on the board and a real example. More than that, a picture always gets their attention.
The teacher presents and drills the new words several times. Once the students are familiar with the new vocabulary, the teacher says a word and the students have to point that body part then repeat. Then the teacher points a body part and the students have to say what body part it is.
Run and draw game
I plays this game with my students and they love it.
- Divide the class in 2 or more groups (according to the size of the class; in my case, 4 groups, 10 students / group).
- Assign a number for each student in every group (in my case, I’ll have 4 students no. 1, 4 students no. 2 etc).
- Divide the board into 4 sections.
- The teacher says a number and a body part. The students that are assigned with the number spoken by the teacher have to come to the board and draw the body part have been said.
- The student who draws fastest and more realistic gets a point for his team.
If there is more available time, a number of games for beginner students can be played, such as: hangman, crossword etc. This kind of games can be found under the Crosswords category.