MINI LESSON PLANNING TARGET CONTENT: TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OFFERED BY COSTA RICAN COMMUNITIES LEVEL: 10TH GRADE Teacher: Asira Campos, Elena Chaves, and Ángela Rivas. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Students will be able to use the auxiliary SHOULD/SHOULDN’T to give pieces of advice to tourists while visiting our country. LANGUAGE CONTENT: Vocabulary about tourist places such as beach, national parks, among others. Auxiliary modal: should – shouldn’t
ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES WARM – UP: Sts participate in a game called: “Discovery, why you can go”. T. explains to the sts, they are going on a trip to the beach, the teacher starts saying “I INVITE YOU TO GO TO THE BEACH, YOU’LL GO IF YOU SAY SOMETHING YOU CAN TAKE TO THE BEACH” “IF I WANT TO GO TO THE BEACH, I SHOULD TAKE A/AN…” and the students should say something starting with the first letter of their first name, but this clue is not given to them. Once students guess why they can go, they have to draw the item and put it in a handbag. PRESENTATION: Teacher writes on the board the modal auxiliary SHOULD / SHOULDN’T. By taking pictures or words out of the handbag, teacher asks students what items they should or shouldn’t take to the trip.
PRACTICE: Teacher pastes three pictures of different tourist attractions: MONTEVERDE NATIONAL PARK, HERMOSA AND COCO BEACHES AND SAN JOSE
DOWNTOWN. The students are given pieces of advices, and they have to decide where to paste them and explain why.
PRODUCTION: Students get in small groups. They are given different situations where they have to create and present a roleplay in which they provide at least two pieces using the studied modal auxiliaries. CONSOLIDATION: “Hot Bottle” game. Sts pass a plastic bottle with some pieces of paper without using their hands, only their knees while some music is being played. Once the music stops, the student with the bottle should take out a piece of paper with a question about tourist places and/ or situations for them to provide answers or pieces of advice. MATERIALS: A big handbag for travelling Index cards “Should and shouldn’t” labels Masking tape Pictures of three different places Cardboards with advices written on them Plastic bottle EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT: By the end of the class, the students will be able to use of the modal auxiliaries should and shouldn’t for giving pieces of advice in defined situations through role plays.
Questions for the “Hot Bottle” 1. What tourist attraction do you want to visit?
2. What should you carry if you want to visit anoth er country?
3. What tourist attraction shouldn 't a tourist mis s to visit in our country?
4. What shouldn 't you carry when visiting the city of San Jose?
5. A tourist broke his leg when playing soccer, what should he do?
6. A tourist forgot his wallet on the bus, what should he do? Situation # 1: A couple of tourists were target of a pickpocket. They are explaining the situation to a police officer who has to tell them what to do.
Situation # 2: A couple of tourists are leaving the national park and they are carrying flowers and plants. They are stopped by the forest ranger, who explains them why they shouldn't take things out of the park.
Situation #3: A couple of children are playing in the beach. They are eating and dropping garbage on the sand. Their parent comes and tells them what they should or shouldn't do when visiting the beach.