Planning an EFL lesson, as a preview of the whole instructive process before it is taken up for execution, involves careful thinking about the traditional and online tools to be used for its successful completion. As far as language teaching is concerned, planning involves the teacher’s skill in the selection of the material, the techniques or method or approaches to be employed, the activities to be taken up, and in getting the pupils involved in the successful completion of the lesson assignments. It is a complete preview of the difficulties likely to occur in the course of the lesson, of introducing new teaching approaches and strategies while using various updated technologies.
This week we are inviting you to set up new instructive goals for your students through a well-designed process of an instructive immersion on online platforms. You will succeed because this approach sets up the most creative and economical procedures to attain the established purposes. Enjoy improving your educational lesson plan designing skills!
Task 1: Analyze the following resources and write a 100 word paragraph stating the importance of a well structures lesson plan, 3-4 things to consider while planning a lesson and at least 1-2 challenges you personally meet when making a lesson plan and ways you usually cope with them:
Task 2. Study the lesson plan samples below and choose 2 completely different ones in structure, and compare them in order to identify at least 2 similarities and 2 differences. Pay attention to the lesson plan structure, stages, resources, instructive and assessment procedures. Share your findings and summarize your comment with a personal conclusion.
Task 3: Study the role of Bloom’s Taxonomy in writing lesson objectives, and so in formulating their deriving learning activities and assessments:
b. Watch the EFL teacher training presentation on Integrating Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy into Daily Lesson Planning, and
c. Using Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs and presented hints on how to create the objectives correctly, write 2-3 educational/leaning objectives the EFL teachers should achieve at the end of the proposed learning session.
Task 4. Using Bloom’s Taxonomy, design a lesson plan for a lesson content of a Module/Unit you are going to teach on January or February, which will include at least 3 online resources you studied from the EFL Blogging School curriculum and:
· Learning standards, competences, sub-competences;
· Learning objectives;
· Resources, especially online;
· Learning stages according to national lesson plan structure (ERRE);
· Learning activities, strategies, and assessments according to Bloom.
The major priority in the process of developing your lesson plan should represent the integration of online tools you have studied during all previous assignments, which will foster the development of integrated language skills, such as writing, listening, speaking and reading. Post the lesson plan on your blog and send us the link, as a comment to Assignment 14.