For class on April 26:
We will start class with our exam review, and take our Module 2 exam before the break. We will also be starting Module 3 so be sure to get to class at 8am ready for a busy day. This is the last opportunity for you to hand in your finalized daily lesson plans.
After class March 5
During Module 2 you will be working on lesson plans. These plans you will have printed out and brought before or on the day of the Module 2 exam. Lesson plans will not be accepted after the day of the exam. Refer to Units 19,20, 21, and 22 from your TKT Coursebook and the related glossary section for specific vocabulary and concepts. You will write
- an annual or semester plan,
- a monthly timetable
- and a scheme of daily plans for 3 50-minute classes.
1. In your annual plan, use at least three ALTE can-do statements to describe what functions (or as we call them in Mexico, competencies) students can do during the year, aligning them with the book you have chosen to work with. If you copy from the Scope and Sequence page of your coursebook, you are NOT fulfilling the requirement; you must go beyond that and include how you will use each recourse: the course book, Internet activities, videos, extra readings, graded readers you will use, articles, flashcards and ANYTHING ELSE you decide to use.
In a real situation, if you work in a secondary or high school, the ‘yearly program’ is a pre-requisite and you will have to submit it for SEP approval. INGLÉSINTERMEDIO1.G.G is an example for high school level which is accepted by the SEP in Spanish.
Note: If you use the SEP approved plan sheet that is provided, just show how you would work on three units (including the schema of lessons you chose to elaborate) because the format is very detailed.
2. For the monthly calendar, you will create a calendar-like panoramic timetable of what students will study in one month. This timetable helps keep teachers on track and provides a record of what students produced in a month’s time in which skills and what language students were exposed to. It is an excellent guide to design what would appear on monthly exams, as noted in the example here. You can see that the last week in the month is dedicated to exams. Only detail the first three weeks, leaving the last week for exams. This page MONTHLY TIMETABLE also offers a blank annual planning chart which is SEP-approved. Please include in the calendar three alternative assessments you will use as formative evaluation during the month. Include what skills and sub-skills will be worked on during the month, based on your coursebook.
3. For your daily plans please access the TKT Practical Lesson Planning where you can see three examples of lesson plans and the feedback and grades the teachers got on them when they took the TKT Practical Exam (this is the sixth module of TKT) . Please use the lesson plan format from pages 63-64 for at least one of your daily plans in the schema.
Your lesson plans should have a task-based approach. You can get some support in doing this by reading David Nunan’s article, Aspects of Task Based Syllabus Design
After class February 20
In this section of the diploma course, you will learn and apply concepts about lesson planning. Please download the TKT Practical Lesson Planning handbook for all reference purposes, especially for examples.
During the class, we covered Units 19 and 20. Please read the units and answer the questions at the end of each one. There is a follow-up activity for Unit 20 in your Anthology, on page 111 called the Components Crossword. Since there is no follow-up activity for Unit 19, please either write a reflection paragraph using as many words as you can from the Unit; or invent a game to post on your blog. A site that is highly recommended is Learningapps. this site has several different possibilities, from Crossword puzzles to matching exercises.
We will be reviewing what we did next week, starting on your lesson planning, and completing two more units.