The Present: A lesson plan

I discovered this short video through my PLN today and immediately knew I had to make a lesson plan for it. Thank you my FB teacher friends, it’s a gem.

the present2

The video is a simple story and here is my simple way to use it in class.

1. Play the video and stop at 2:40. Ask the students what they think will happen next. Discuss.
[I like first just watching, enjoying a video together. Learning doesn’t have to be all work, no play. It’s great in most cases with short video, to let students first “have a go”, take an inductive teaching approach. Students appreciate this.]

2. Give students the sentence strips. Ask them to cut them up. In pairs/groups, ask the students to put them in order.

3. Watch the video again and students can check their answers/order. At the end, read the correct sequence as a class. Download the worksheet and sequence cards

4. Students complete the one page worksheet. Take up the answers and share their simple sentence about what the video taught them.

Extension: Use this cartoon version. Have the students rewrite it or just read it.

Download the cartoon version Download the cartoon rewrite or Download the cartoon for reading.

Many different ways to use this in class – mine is just one of them! Enjoy this beautiful message. Ok, now time for me to get outside!

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1 Response

  1. Maria Corlito says:

    Interesting lesson!!!

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