Grade: Elementary
Subject: other

#4030. MOUSETRAP

other, level: Elementary
Posted Wed Oct 10 06:32:47 PDT 2007 by GARELA PELAGIA (belgar68@ yahoo.gr).
PUBLIC SCHOOL, ATHENS GREECE
Materials Required: MUSIC
Activity Time: 40 MIN
Concepts Taught: MUSIC MOTIVATION AND EFL LEARNING

Lesson 2
The mousetrap


Somebody mingled the answers and the questions. Can you find the right answers? Your friend can help you!

How do we ask about names? 1. Have you got a pet?


How do we ask about telephone number? 2. Which is your favourite toy?


How do we introduce ourselves ? 3. What's your telephone number?


How do we ask about favourite colours? 4. Which is your favourite colour?
5. Do you wear a blue shirt?


How do we ask about favourite toys? 6. Nice to meet you/
7. Pleased to meet you
8. How do you do
9. Hello! I am (name)
How do we ask about age? 10. What's your name?

How do we ask about family? 11. Are you tall?
12. Can you tell me about yourself?
13. Have you got brown or blue eyes?
How do we ask about pets? 14. What's your mother's name?
15. How old are you?

How do we ask about clothes? 16.Have you got a brother or a sister?
17. Have you got blonde or brown hair?



YOU ARE LITTLE MICE!
TWO OF YOU ARE THE MICE GUARDS
You are going to be caught in a mouse trap!
Listen to the music
When the music stops the child that is in the mousetrap has to answer a question!
If your answer is right, the mice guards will let you free.
If your answer is wrong or you do not answer you will be a prisoner for a turn!
If someone else says the correct answer he or she can free you
The child that answers all the questions is the winner!


INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE MICE GUARDS
Use can ask these questions
Names What's your name?
Telephone number Can you tell me your telephone number?
What's your telephone number?
Introduce yourself Hello I' . . ...
Nice to meet you/Pleased to meet you
How do you do
Favourite colour Which is your favourite colour?
What is your favourite colour?
Favourite toy Which /What is your favourite toy?
Ages How old are you?
Family Have you got a brother/sister?
What's the name of your mother?
Pet Have you got a pet?
Describe yourself Can you tell me about yourself?
Are you short /tall?
Have you got blonde, brown hair?

When the music stops you can ask a question in turns!

Outline of lesson 2
"Mousetrap"
Class: third class of 16th primary school of Agios Dimitrios, Athens
Age: 8-9 years old
Students: 18 students, ten girls and eight boys
Level: Beginners
Duration: 40' (one teaching session)
Material: handouts, CD with vivid music
Objectives
To revise useful phrases in the context of a game
To socialise in a game like activity
To cooperate
To speak and have fun
To revise greetings and wh-questions
To revise already taught vocabulary
To read and understand the general gist
To facilitate the students memory when they associate it with a linguistic item.
To give plenty opportunities to communicate
To read and to match
To work as a group
To gain confidence they can play a game in the target language
A song is a very strong means of triggering emotions that contributes to socialization (a song is collective)
Teachers' role
Manager, coordinator and supporter
The teacher has to organise the game and choose the first pair of mice guards to avoid noise and competition among the students
Class organisation: Pair work, whole class game
Anticipated problems: time burden, unknown vocabulary, L1 use, noise

Teachers' notes
The mousetrap
The game
The students are asked to participate and being engaged in walking or in quick marching! The mice guards are standing opposite each other and the students have to walk under the hands of the mice guards until the music stops. When the music starts they start walking. When the teacher stops the music, the students that are in the trap have to answer the questions. If they do not answer at all or if they give the wrong answer they can not go on, as they are prisoners. If the next mouse answers correctly, and if he or she wants, he or she can free the prisoner. It has to be noted that the mice guards have the answers to check what the students say.

When all the students are in the trap, the game ends.

The teacher can choose any kind of music. In order to engage the learners' attention, vivid, modern music is chosen, after consulting students from the sixth grade to be informed about the current musical trends.

The teacher helps the students in the beginning and chooses the first pair of mice guards to avoid classroom turmoil, and help the weakest students to understand the game process.

The game was inspired by a traditional Greek game, titled " -- ".

Lesson plan 2
The Mousetrap

Stages Objectives Time
Presentation
A student gives the copy
T. explains the exercise

The students must understand match the expressions with the questions
Ss respond
pair work
T. explains unknown vocabulary
pair work
To introduce the expressions to the students

To collaborate
To activate previous knowledge of vocabulary
To speak
To read for the general gist


10'
Practice
Ss practice while they do the reading matching exercise
Ss can check their answers in the "instructions for the mice guards" page
To cooperate
To participate
To speak
To work in pairs
To read for the gist
To match


10'
Production
T. asks to make a line and play the game
T. explains the instructions again
in Greek and in English
Ss respond
T. arranges the first mice guards
and helps in the beginning
T. helps the weak students so they will not be prisoners
the students play without the teacher's help To speak
To act out a role(mice guards)
To collaborate
To have fun
To listen to music
To play autonomously

To take decisions about the mice traps
5'


15'
T=Teacher Ss=Students

Lesson 2
The mousetrap


Somebody mingled the answers and the questions. Can you find the right answers? Your friend can help you!

How do we ask about names? 1. Have you got a pet?


How do we ask about telephone number? 2. Which is your favourite toy?


How do we introduce ourselves ? 3. What's your telephone number?


How do we ask about favourite colours? 4. Which is your favourite colour?
5. Do you wear a blue shirt?


How do we ask about favourite toys? 6. Nice to meet you/
7. Pleased to meet you
8. How do you do
9. Hello! I am (name)
How do we ask about age? 10. What's your name?

How do we ask about family? 11. Are you tall?
12. Can you tell me about yourself?
13. Have you got brown or blue eyes?
How do we ask about pets? 14. What's your mother's name?
15. How old are you?

How do we ask about clothes? 16.Have you got a brother or a sister?
17. Have you got blonde or brown hair?



YOU ARE LITTLE MICE!
TWO OF YOU ARE THE MICE GUARDS
You are going to be caught in a mouse trap!
Listen to the music
When the music stops the child that is in the mousetrap has to answer a question!
If your answer is right, the mice guards will let you free.
If your answer is wrong or you do not answer you will be a prisoner for a turn!
If someone else says the correct answer he or she can free you
The child that answers all the questions is the winner!


INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE MICE GUARDS
Use can ask these questions
Names What's your name?
Telephone number Can you tell me your telephone number?
What's your telephone number?
Introduce yourself Hello I' . . ...
Nice to meet you/Pleased to meet you
How do you do
Favourite colour Which is your favourite colour?
What is your favourite colour?
Favourite toy Which /What is your favourite toy?
Ages How old are you?
Family Have you got a brother/sister?
What's the name of your mother?
Pet Have you got a pet?
Describe yourself Can you tell me about yourself?
Are you short /tall?
Have you got blonde, brown hair?

When the music stops you can ask a question in turns!

Outline of lesson 2
"Mousetrap"
Class: third class of 16th primary school of Agios Dimitrios, Athens
Age: 8-9 years old
Students: 18 students, ten girls and eight boys
Level: Beginners
Duration: 40' (one teaching session)
Material: handouts, CD with vivid music
Objectives
To revise useful phrases in the context of a game
To socialise in a game like activity
To cooperate
To speak and have fun
To revise greetings and wh-questions
To revise already taught vocabulary
To read and understand the general gist
To facilitate the students memory when they associate it with a linguistic item.
To give plenty opportunities to communicate
To read and to match
To work as a group
To gain confidence they can play a game in the target language
A song is a very strong means of triggering emotions that contributes to socialization (a song is collective)
Teachers' role
Manager, coordinator and supporter
The teacher has to organise the game and choose the first pair of mice guards to avoid noise and competition among the students
Class organisation: Pair work, whole class game
Anticipated problems: time burden, unknown vocabulary, L1 use, noise

Teachers' notes
The mousetrap
The game
The students are asked to participate and being engaged in walking or in quick marching! The mice guards are standing opposite each other and the students have to walk under the hands of the mice guards until the music stops. When the music starts they start walking. When the teacher stops the music, the students that are in the trap have to answer the questions. If they do not answer at all or if they give the wrong answer they can not go on, as they are prisoners. If the next mouse answers correctly, and if he or she wants, he or she can free the prisoner. It has to be noted that the mice guards have the answers to check what the students say.

When all the students are in the trap, the game ends.

The teacher can choose any kind of music. In order to engage the learners' attention, vivid, modern music is chosen, after consulting students from the sixth grade to be informed about the current musical trends.

The teacher helps the students in the beginning and chooses the first pair of mice guards to avoid classroom turmoil, and help the weakest students to understand the game process.

The game was inspired by a traditional Greek game, titled " -- ".

Lesson plan 2
The Mousetrap

Stages Objectives Time
Presentation
A student gives the copy
T. explains the exercise

The students must understand and match the expressions with the questions
Ss respond
pair work
T. explains unknown vocabulary
pair work
To introduce the expressions to the students

To collaborate
To activate previous knowledge of vocabulary
To speak
To read for the general gist


10'
Practice
Ss practice while they do the reading matching exercise
Ss can check their answers in the "instructions for the mice guards" page
To cooperate
To participate
To speak
To work in pairs
To read for the gist
To match


10'
Production
T. asks to make a line and play the game
T. explains the instructions again
in Greek and in English
Ss respond
T. arranges the first mice guards
and helps in the beginning
T. helps the weak students so they will not be prisoners
the students play without the teacher's help To speak
To act out a role(mice guards)
To collaborate
To have fun
To listen to music
To play autonomously

To take decisions about the mice traps
5'


15'
T=Teacher Ss=Students