A Vegetable Party
Lesson Plan
Teacher: Ple[a Ramona
Class type: elementary level pupils (2nd grade
Frequency: 1 hour/week; 45’/hour
Textbook: The teacher has used an additional material:
Children’s Picture Dictionary & Teacher’s Resource book, Longman
Type of lesson: acquiring new information (Vocabulary)
Skills: Reading,
Speaking, Listening
Purpose: The purpose of
this lesson is to get the children acquainted with the names of vegetables in a fun way by ‘organizing a party’. At this
party the children themselves play the roles of vegetables.
Lesson Aims:
1.      to raise interest in the topic
2.      to relate to their daily life; to promote
3.      to help the students to identify and name
4.      to enable the students to use expressions such
as “I am .” in order to introduce themselves
5.      to enable the students to play a role: a vegetable
6.      to identify and name the colour of the
vegetable they represent
7.      to use simple questions and answers
8.      to follow simple instructions
9.      to use Present
Simple and Continuous in simple
10.  to practice the names of vegetables by singing
a song
Didactic strategies:
methods and procedures: conversation, explanation, dialogues,
identifying/naming things;
materials and equipment: textbook, drawing board, handouts, pictures,
flash cards with colours, CD player, CDs, drawings done by the children as
a homework (in order to familiarize themselves with the vegetables that
they are to represent)
organization: class work, group work, individual work;
Recent work : The students have been studying:
ways to introduce themselves: “I am .”, “My name is .”
the basic colours: red, white, green, grey, black, purple, orange,
yellow, brown, blue
the names of vegetables
They have been preparing for
the party by working on the sheets of paper which they represent. They have also made coloured hats with
drawings on them to get into the party atmosphere.
The teacher has been telling
them things about the party in order to make them feel excited, looking
forward for the class and interested in the topic.
Warm-up Interaction:
T-Ss; Ss-T Timing: 5′
Aim 1: to create interest in the topic: vegetables
Aim 2: to relate to their daily life; to
promote discussion
* The teacher has arranged the desks in a semi-circle
so as to create a different atmosphere then the usual: a party
introduces the topic by discussing about vegetables in Romanian. She asks
them questions about what they eat, if they like vegetables and if they
know their colours.
points to the flashcards that she has previously stuck on the blackboard
asking the Ss to identify them.
Activity 1 Interaction :T-Ss;
Ss-T Timing:
Listening & Reading
Aim 3: to help them identify/name vegetables by
listening to a CD
points to the drawing board on the
blackboard and asks Ss to read the title of the lesson: A
Vegetable Party
distributes the handouts – xerox
copies of the drawing on the blackboard
asks the Ss to pay attention to the
numbers and pictures in the square
introduces the vocabulary using the CD as a pronunciation model; Ss follow
and repeat
Activity 2 Interaction:
individual work; S- Ss; T-S Timing: 10′ Speaking
Aim 4: to enable the
Ss to use expressions such as: “I am .”, in order to introduce themselves
Aim 5: to enable them to play a role
Aim 6: to identify/name the colour of the
vegetables they represent
asks the Ss to present themselves as the guests at the party
asks the Ss to say the colours of the ‘veggies’
( eg. ” I am a carrot. I am orange.
I am a potato. I am
Activity 3 Interaction:
group work Timing: 10′
Aim 7: to use simple questions and answers
Aim 8: to follow simple instructions
Aim 9: to use Present Simple and Continuous
in simple statements
asks the Ss to stand up in a circle
asks questions: “How many green
vegetables are at our party?”
How many orange vegetables are at the party?”
asks the Ss to separate by colours
T .
asks the Ss to look at the handout and say: “Who’s singing?”
The broccoli answers:
“I am singing!”
“Who’s dancing?”
The eggplant answers:
“I am dancing!”
“Who’s playing music?”
The cabbage answers:
“I am playing music!”
Activity 4 Interaction:
group work Timing: 10′
Listening & Speaking
Aim 10: to practice the names of vegetables by
singing a song: The Vegetable Song
encourages Ss to listen to a song and try to remember it
plays the CD and asks the student to sing along
plays the CD again
Ending the lesson: Teacher
and students end the lesson in a partylike atmosphere! She praises all the
students for their participation and tells them to prepare for A
fruit party!