Grade: Middle
Subject: other

#4292. Let's go shopping

other, level: Middle
Posted Tue Dec 9 06:26:45 PST 2008 by Daiga Young (Daiga Young).
Smithfield , Virginia
Materials Required: Student text book "American Headway 2"
Activity Time: 50 minutes
Concepts Taught: Exploring countable and uncountable nouns.

Lesson Plan Title: Let's go shopping

Concept / Topic To Teach: Exploring countable and uncountable nouns.

Standards Addressed:
Oral language: ELP 6- 8.3.3 The student will build oral communication skills in social and academic settings. a) Participate in and contribute to small group discussions across content areas. b) Listen to oral presentations and ask relevant questions.
Reading: ELP6- 8.3.5 The student will incorporate reading strategies to read and comprehend text. d Retell what is read with added details and opinions.
Writing:) ELP6- 8.3.8 The student will write to communicate ideas. a) Use prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas. d) Use complete and varied sentences types to improve paragraph formation e) use transition words to connect sentences.

General Goal(s) :
• To repeat countable and uncountable nouns and expressions of quantity using some or any, many and much.
• To strengthen students' skills to ask questions with How much? and How many?

Specific Objectives:
• The students will review the vocabulary of products and things what they are putting on the shopping list.
• The students will practice to make questions using how much? and how many?
• The students will practice to use expressions of quantity.
• The students will read an information about shopping streets in the world.
• The students will complete the questionnaire to determine attitudes about shopping.
Required Materials:
• Student text book "American Headway 2"
• Workbook " American Headway 2"
• Worksheet " Are you shopaholic?"
• Students' notebook

Anticipatory Set (Lead-In):
• The teacher will start the lesson showing the students some pictures of famous shopping streets in the world -- Oxford Street in London, The Fifth Avenue in New York.
• Ask students the question: What famous stores do they know?
Step-By-Step Procedures:
1. The teacher will have a shopping list on the board with some usual things what we buy in the stores. Students name more things what they or their families usually buy in the stores every week.
2. The teacher will put students in pairs, they have to ask the questions to each other using How much? or How many? and words from shopping list.
3. The students will list the things from the board that are countable and uncountable individually in their notebooks. When activity is done, students will read the words aloud and the teacher will check their understanding of countable and uncountable nouns.
4. The students open the Student book on page 26 and repeat the grammar spot what we can count and what can't. The teacher can check their understanding by asking questions: can we count butter? Can we count potatoes? etc.
5. The students open the Activity book and individually do 2 activities based on expressions of quantity. After that the students will read the sentences and check the correct answers.
6. The teacher will ask the students to think about famous stores that they know, write on the board and ask the students where are the stores and what can they buy there. The teacher will explain the students that they will be reading an article about one street.
7. The teacher will let the students sit in pairs and do the matching task in the Student book on page 30. They should be able to guess most of the answers.
8. The teacher will ask to look on the article's headline and read the opening paragraph as a class. The students work in pairs to think about what would they like to know about the street and prepare the questions. The teacher makes sure the students have at least four questions before they start to read. The students read the article and answer as many of their questions as they can. Then the class do the best summary together.
9. The teacher will read through the comprehension questions in an activity 4 on page 30 together with students and check any difficult vocabulary.
10. The teacher will write alcoholic on the board and ask the students what does it mean? Then the teacher will write shopaholic. The teacher will explain that the students are going to complete a questionnaire to find out if they are shopaholics, and give each student a copy of the worksheet. The students individually complete the questionnaire.
11. The teacher will divide the students into groups of four and give a different results card to each member of the group. The students read their card to the group. Then they will review the results as a lass and discuss do they agree with the " answers".

Plan For Independent Practice:
Have the students complete 2 activities in their Work books based on expressions of quantity ; Activity 3 ( some or any ), Activity 4 ( How much? or How many? ) on page 19.

Closure (Reflect Anticipatory Set):
• Students practice to use expressions of quantity and make questions with How much? and How many?
• Students review their knowledge about countable and uncountable nouns making shopping list and completing the activities in their Work books.
• Students find out how much they know about famous stores and shopping streets in the word by reading the article "The best shopping street in the world".
• Students complete the questionnaire to find out if they are shopaholics.
Assessment Based On Objectives:
The teacher will check:
1. Students understanding of countable and uncountable nouns ( activity 3)
2. Students knowledge to make questions with How much ? and How many? ( activity 4).
3. How students complete the questionnaire.
4. Discussing and answering the comprehension questions after reading the article. .

Adaptations (For Students With Learning Disabilities):
The students write shopping list words from the board in their notebooks and teacher helps them to divide these words in two groups: countable and uncountable ( part of them are already divided on the board).
For visually impaired students the teacher will use a large worksheet copy.

Extensions (For Gifted Students):
• The students complete Activity 11 in the Work book on page 21 and add these words in the shopping list on the board.
• Students create new words for the shopping list and make a word game.

Possible Connections To Other Subjects:
Geography ( famous streets and stores in the world) , Math ( thinking how much money you can spend in one day, week).