Learning Design for: Gamifying body parts in the EFL classroom
Topic: Body parts
Total learning time: 90
Number of students: 20
Description: Year 4 EFL learners recycle and learn new vocabulary items related to body parts through the use of games
The students identify parts of the body and use the relevant vocabulary
Knowledge: The students will enhance their knowledge on body parts.
Synthesis: The students will create word search games and a class display of a monster town.
Getting acquainted with body parts in EFL
Read Watch Listen 7 minutes 1 student Tutor is not available
The students watch a youtube video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaNiEku9Uk0) on body parts and verbs related to each part of the body. They take notes of vocabulary they are not familiar with for future use.
Practice 10 minutes 2 students Tutor is not available
Students practice body parts in pairs through the use of a three-level game: (http://www.funwithpuzzles.com/2014/04/body-parts-labeling.html)
Discuss 5 minutes 4 students Tutor is available
The students in groups discuss their scores and experience on playing the three-level game and talk over instances of difficulties they faced.
Gamifying body parts
Investigate 10 minutes 2 students Tutor is not available
The students familiarize themselves with and analyze word search games on body parts visiting a Teacher provided symbaloo link with a variety of relevant word search games (e.g. http://www.eslgamesplus.com/body-parts-interactive-word-search/)
Collaborate 5 minutes 2 students Tutor is available
The students collaborate to decide and agree on the choice of vocabulary they'll use in the word search game they will create.
Produce 13 minutes 2 students Tutor is available
The students produce their word search game (http://justwordsearch.com/create.html) which they embed in the class blog to be played by other students in future lessons and as homework pastime.
Produce 10 minutes 1 student Tutor is not available
The students are asked to create a monster town with characters they will make up. To do that, they individually visit http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/make-your-own/make-your-monster and finally print their creature.
Collaborate 20 minutes 20 students Tutor is available
The students describe their monsters and are asked to create a joint product of their monster town on a piece of carton which is being displayed on the classroom wall and the class blog.
Practice 10 minutes 1 student Tutor is not available
The students visit the class blog and try to search for the words in the games created in class. They can also play this unscramble game: http://www.spellingcity.com/unscramble-letters-to-form-words.html?listId=19020142