Grade 3 Additional Language Lesson Plan: Listening and Speaking – Weather

Grade 3 Additional Language Lesson Plan: Listening and Speaking – Weather

Materials Needed:

  • Pictures or flashcards of different weather conditions (sunny, rainy, cloudy, windy, stormy)
  • Audio files or a short video clip demonstrating various weather conditions
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Students’ notebooks and pens
  • Worksheet with weather vocabulary and matching activities

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will be able to identify different weather conditions.
  • Students will learn and pronounce weather-related vocabulary.
  • Students will speak about the weather using simple sentences.

Vocabulary:

  1. Sunny – When the sun is shining brightly.
  2. Rainy – When there is a lot of rain.
  3. Cloudy – When the sky is covered with clouds.
  4. Windy – When there is a lot of wind.
  5. Stormy – When there is a lot of rain, thunder, and lightning.

Previous Learning:

Students have discussed different weather conditions briefly and have been introduced to basic vocabulary related to weather.

Anticipated Challenges and Solutions:

  1. Challenge: Students may struggle with pronunciation.
    Solution: Repeat the words multiple times and use choral repetition.
  2. Challenge: Students might find it hard to describe the weather in full sentences.
    Solution: Provide sentence starters to support them, such as “The weather is…”.

Beginning Activities (10% – 4 minutes):

  • Greet the students and introduce the lesson’s objectives.
  • Show pictures/cards of different weather conditions.
  • Ask students to identify and name each weather condition based on prior knowledge.

Middle Activities (80% – 32 minutes):

  • Listening Activity (8 minutes):
  • Play an audio file or video clip demonstrating different weather conditions.
  • Ask students to listen carefully and identify each weather condition.
  • Speaking Activity (12 minutes):
  • Use the flashcards to introduce each weather condition.
  • Pronounce each word aloud and have the students repeat it.
  • Conduct a choral drill where students say the words together.
  • Interactive Activity (12 minutes):
  • Divide students into pairs.
  • Give each pair a flashcard.
  • Ask them to describe the weather condition on the flashcard using full sentences.
  • Rotate the flashcards between pairs to ensure each pair gets to practice with different weather conditions.

End Activities (10% – 4 minutes):

  • Conduct a quick review of the lesson’s vocabulary.
  • Ask students to draw a picture of today’s weather and label it using the vocabulary learned.
  • Share one or two examples with the class.

Assessment and Checks for Understanding:

  • Observe students during speaking and interactive activities to check their pronunciation and ability to use full sentences.
  • Review the drawings and labels they create at the end of the lesson for understanding.

Differentiation Strategies for Diverse Learners:

  • For struggling students: Provide additional one-on-one practice with pronunciation and sentence construction.
  • For advanced students: Ask them to create more detailed descriptions of the weather, including temperature and type of clothing suitable for the weather conditions.

Teaching Notes:

  • Encourage students to use weather-related vocabulary in their daily conversations.
  • Make sure all materials are accessible for students with visual or hearing impairments (e.g., audio descriptions, written transcripts).

Grade 3 Additional Language Lesson Plan: Reading and Writing – Weather Report

Materials Needed:

  • Printed example of a simple weather report (large font)
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Weather report template worksheet
  • Colour pencils/crayons

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will read a simple weather report.
  • Students will write their own weather report using complete sentences.

Vocabulary:

  1. Sunny – When the sun is shining brightly.
  2. Rainy – When there is a lot of rain.
  3. Cloudy – When the sky is covered with clouds.
  4. Windy – When there is a lot of wind.
  5. Stormy – When there is a lot of rain, thunder, and lightning.

Previous Learning:

Students have learned to identify and speak about different weather conditions.

Anticipated Challenges and Solutions:

  1. Challenge: Difficulty in understanding written content.
    Solution: Use a large font and read the example aloud with the class.
  2. Challenge: Struggle with sentence formation.
    Solution: Provide a template with sentence starters.

Beginning Activities (10% – 4 minutes):

  • Greet the students and introduce the lesson’s objectives.
  • Show an example of a simple weather report on the board.
  • Read the weather report aloud and ask students to follow along.

Middle Activities (80% – 32 minutes):

  • Reading Activity (8 minutes):
  • Discuss the components of the weather report (date, weather condition, temperature).
  • Read the example again and ask students comprehension questions.
  • Writing Activity (12 minutes):
  • Hand out the weather report template worksheet.
  • Guide students to fill in the template using their own information about today’s weather.
  • Illustration Activity (12 minutes):
  • Ask students to draw a corresponding picture for their weather report.
  • Allow them to use colour pencils or crayons to make their drawings vivid.

End Activities (10% – 4 minutes):

  • Ask students to share their weather reports with the class or in pairs.
  • Collect the weather reports and give positive feedback.

Assessment and Checks for Understanding:

  • Review the completed weather report templates for correct use of vocabulary and sentence structure.
  • Observe class participation during reading and writing activities.

Differentiation Strategies for Diverse Learners:

  • For struggling students: Provide additional support in reading and writing, possibly pairing them with a stronger reader.
  • For advanced students: Challenge them to write a more detailed weather report, including a 3-day forecast.

Teaching Notes:

  • Make the lesson interactive and engaging with colourful visuals.
  • Ensure that all students can participate by providing necessary accommodations, such as larger print materials for visually impaired students.

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