Opening and Closing Your Activity/Lesson

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Date: Saturday, 3 December 2022, 9:44 PM

1. Introduction

In this section you will find suggested openings/closings to your lessons. 

The section is divided into suggested grades and levels.

However, as each group is different, you might need to adjust and accommodate the opening/closing according to your students' level. 

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2. 3rd/4th Grade

Opening: Write the day and date on board. We suggest you start the session with a song or video. (see below) Fellows and students greet each other. Engage in a conversation with the students about some of these familiar topics.

 ·               Fellow says: “Good morning/afternoon, students!”

o      Students say: Good …!

·               Fellow says: “It’s nice to see you again.”

o      Students say: I'm glad to see you too. (Explain that glad means happy.)

·               Fellow says: “Welcome to our lesson.”

·               Fellow says: “My name is “…” “What’s your name?”

·               Student says: “My name is “…” That student turns to next student and asks, “What’s your name?” The next student says… “My name is…” (Continue speaking and practicing names with each student in the group.)

·               Fellow asks: “How are you? What’s new?”

    • Student says: I'm good/ I'm fine/ I'm all right

·               Fellow asks: “How is your day?” Student says: It is good. / My day was great/fine.

·               Fellow asks: What time is it?

·               Fellow asks: “What day is today? What day was yesterday? What day will it be tomorrow?”

·               Fellow asks: “What season are we in now?”

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Early Elementary

·               Fellow asks: “What is the month?” Practice saying today is “…….” with students. Elementary and Young Juniors

·               Fellow asks: “How’s the weather?” Early Elementary song:  

o   Students practice saying: It is cloudy/ it's rainy/ it's hot/ it’s nice/ sunny/ windy / cold / foggy…

·               Fellow asks: “Are you ready to start our activities today?”

    • Students: “Yes!!”  

 

Need help calming your students down? Try this: How to Calm Young Children Down in Minutes – Palming technique – Early Elementary (grades 1-4) Video:

o   Click here to access: How to calm young children down in minutes

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Closing: After each session before you say goodbye, ask students to reflect on the lesson.

·   Fellow asks: What is one thing you liked about the lesson?

 

·   Ask each student to tell you 3 new English words they learned today.

o   Repeat the new words after the student says them. Then, repeat the new words with the student again so he/she practices and learns the correct pronunciation.

·   Ask: What is one question you still have about what you learned today?

Say goodbye to the students. Tell them you are looking forward to seeing them next time… Fellow says: Have a good day/afternoon… See you next time…


3. 4th/5th Grade

Opening: Write the day and date on board. We suggest you start the session with a song or video. (see below) Fellows and students greet each other. Engage in a conversation with the students about some of these familiar topics.

·               Fellow says: “Good morning/afternoon, students!”

o      Students say: Good …!

·               Fellow says: “It’s nice to see you again.”

o      Students say: I'm glad to see you too. (Explain that glad means happy.)

·               Fellow says: “Welcome to our lesson.”

·               Fellow says: “My name is “…” “What’s your name?”

·               Student says: “My name is “…” That student turns to next student and asks, “What’s your name?” The next student says… “My name is…” (Continue speaking and practicing names with each student in the group.)

·               Fellow asks: “How are you? What’s new?”

    • Student says: I'm good/ I'm fine/ I'm all right

·               Fellow asks: “How is your day?” Student says: It is good. / My day was great/fine.

·               Fellow asks: What time is it?

·               Fellow asks: “What day is today? What day was yesterday? What day will it be tomorrow?”

·               Fellow asks: “What season are we in now?”

·               Fellow asks: “What is the month?” Practice saying today is “…….” with students.

·               Fellow asks: How’s the weather?

    • How's the weather? – Elementary song

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o   Students practice saying: It is cloudy/ it's rainy/ it's hot/ it’s nice/ sunny/ windy / cold / foggy…

·               Fellow asks: “Are you ready to start our activities today?”

    • Students: “Yes!!”  

 

Need help calming your students down? Try this: How to Calm Young Children Down in Minutes – Palming technique –Video: (This technique is for younger children, but it may still work for your group. Feel free to adapt it, if needed.)

o   Click here to access: How to calm young children down in minutes


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Closing: After each session before you say goodbye, ask students to reflect on the lesson. 

  • Fellow asks: What is one thing you liked about the lesson? 


  • Ask each student to tell you 3-5 new English words they learned today.

    • Repeat the new words after the student says them. Then, repeat the new words with the student again so he/she practices and learns the correct pronunciation. 


  • Ask: What is one question you still have about what you learned today? 


  • Ask: What would you like to learn more about? 


Say goodbye to the students. Tell them you are looking forward to seeing them next time… Fellow says: Have a good day/afternoon… See you next time…

4. 6th/7th Grade

Opening: Write the day and date on board. We suggest you start the session with a song or video. (see below) Fellows and students greet each other. Engage in a conversation with the students about some of these familiar topics.


 ●              Fellow says: “Good morning/afternoon, students!”

o      Students say: Good …!

●              Fellow says: “It’s nice to see you again.”

o      Students say: I'm glad to see you too. (If needed, explain that glad means happy.)

●              Fellow says: “Welcome to our lesson.”

●              Fellow says: “My name is “…” “What’s your name?”

●              Student says: “My name is “…” That student turns to next student and asks, “What’s your name?” The next student says… “My name is…” (Continue speaking and practicing names with each student in the group.)

●              Fellow asks: “How are you? What’s new?”

o   Student says: I'm good/ I'm fine/ I'm all right

●              Fellow asks: “How is your day?” Student says: It is good. / My day was great/fine.

●              Fellow asks: What time is it? Practice saying the time with students…

●              Fellow asks: “What day is today? What day was yesterday? What day will it be tomorrow?” Practice answering these questions with the students.  Days of the week rap:

●              Fellow asks: “What season are we in now?” Practice saying, The season is … with the students.

●              Fellow asks: “What is the month?” Practice saying today is “…….” with students.

o   What month is your birthday in? Students answer, “My birthday is in the month of “…” Student asks other student. What month is your birthday in…?

●              Fellow asks: “How’s the weather?”

o   Students practice saying: It is cloudy/ it's rainy/ it's hot/ it’s nice/ sunny/ windy / cold / foggy…

●              Fellow asks: “Are you ready to start our activities today?”

o   Students: “Yes!!” 

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 Closing: After each session before you say goodbye, ask students to reflect on the lesson.

●  Fellow asks: What was fascinating/interesting about the lesson? What did you like?

 ●  Ask each student to tell you 5 new English words they learned today.

o   Repeat the new words after the student says them. Then, repeat the new words with the student again so he/she practices English and learns the correct pronunciation.

 ●  Ask: What is one question you still have about what you learned today?

 ●  Ask: What would you like to learn more about?

 Say goodbye to the students. Tell them you are looking forward to seeing them next time… Fellow says: Have a good day/afternoon… See you next time…

 


5. 7th/8th Grade

Opening: Write the day and date on board. We suggest you start the session with a song or video. (see below) Fellows and students greet each other. Engage in a conversation with the students about some of these familiar topics.

 ·               Fellow says: “Good morning/afternoon, students!”

o      Students say: Good afternoon…!

·               Fellow says: “It’s nice to see you again.”

o      Students say: I'm glad to see you too. (Explain that glad means happy.)

·               Fellow says: “Welcome to our lesson.”

·               Fellow says: “My name is “…” “What’s your name?”

·               Student says: “My name is “…” That student turns to next student and asks, “What’s your name?” The next student says… “My name is…” (Continue speaking and practicing names with each student in the group.)

·               Fellow asks: “How are you? What’s new?”

    • Student says: I'm good/ I'm fine/ I'm all right

·               Fellow asks: “How is your day?” Student says: It is good. / My day was great/fine.

·               Fellow asks: What time is it? Practice saying the time with students.

·               Fellow asks: “What day is today? What day was yesterday? What day will it be tomorrow?”  Days of the Week Rap:

·               Fellow asks: “What season are we in now?” Practice saying the season with students.

·               Fellow asks: “What is the month?” Practice saying today is “…….” with students. 

o   Students practice saying: It is cloudy/ it's rainy/ it's hot/ it’s nice/ sunny/ windy / cold / foggy…

·               Fellow asks: “Are you ready to start our activities today?”

    • Students: “Yes!!”  
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Closing: After each session before you say goodbye, ask students to reflect on the lesson.

·   Fellow asks: What is one thing you liked about the lesson?

 ·   Ask: What is one question you still have about what you learned today?

 ·   Ask each student to tell you 3-5 new English words they learned today.

o   Repeat the new words after the student says them. Then, repeat the new words with the student again so he/she practices English and learns the correct pronunciation.

 ·   Ask: What is one question you still have about what you learned today?

Say goodbye to the students. Tell them you are looking forward to seeing them next time… Fellow says: Have a good day/afternoon… See you next time…


6. 8th/9th Grade

Opening: Write the day and date on board. We suggest you start the session with a song or video. (see below) Fellows and students greet each other. Engage in a conversation with the students about some of these familiar topics.

 

·               Fellow says: “Good morning/afternoon, students!”

o      Students say: Good …!

·               Fellow says: “It’s nice to see you again.”

o      Students say: I'm glad to see you too. (If needed, explain that glad means happy.)

·               Fellow says: “Welcome to our lesson.”

·               Fellow says: “My name is “…” “What’s your name?”

·               Student says: “My name is “…” That student turns to next student and asks, “What’s your name?” The next student says… “My name is…” (Continue speaking and practicing names with each student in the group.)

·               Fellow asks: “How are you? What’s new?”

    • Student says: I'm good/ I'm fine/ I'm all right

·               Fellow asks: “How is your day?” Student says: It is good. / My day was great/fine.

·               Fellow asks: What time is it? Practice saying the time with students…

·               Fellow asks: “What day is today? What day was yesterday? What day will it be tomorrow?” Practice answering these questions with the students.  

·               Fellow asks: “What season are we in now?” Practice saying, The season is … with the students.

·               Fellow asks: “What is the month?” Practice saying today is “…….” with students.

    • What month is your birthday in? Students answer, “My birthday is in the month of “…” Student asks other student. What month is your birthday in…?

·               Fellow asks: “How’s the weather?”

o   Students practice saying: It is cloudy/ it's rainy/ it's hot/ it’s nice/ sunny/ windy / cold / foggy…

·               Fellow asks: “Are you ready to start our activities today?”

    • Students: “Yes!!”  

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Closing: After each session before you say goodbye, ask students to reflect on the lesson.

·   Fellow asks: What was fascinating/interesting about the lesson? What did you like?

 ·   Ask each student to tell you 5 new English words they learned today.

o   Repeat the new words after the student says them. Then, repeat the new words with the student again so he/she practices English and learns the correct pronunciation.

 ·   Ask: What is one question you still have about what you learned today?

 ·   Ask: What would you like to learn more about?

 Say goodbye to the students. Tell them you are looking forward to seeing them next time… Fellow says: Have a good day/afternoon… See you next time…