I did this demo lesson in a few classes during March. All of them were very successful, and students were actively using the target language. As a follow up, some teachers did Language Arts projects with their students. Here are some of the results:
Materials: Rainbow fish book (big book, ppt, online story).Warm Up: 5 min, songs and TPR
Intro: Show students the picture of Rainbow Fish. Ask them what colors they see. Ask them if they know what a fish is. What body parts does it have? Does it look like other animals?
Show the scales of rainbow fish. Explain what a scale is, and that the scales of rainbow fish are very special because they are beautiful.
Explain these things about the story:
- who: rainbow fish
- what: his beautiful scales
- where: underwater
- lower level- 1 word or a word list
- middle- simple sentence
- upper- 2-3 sentences
Language Arts: Make a rainbow fish by cutting out scales. Use foil, glitter, or other materials to make them “shiny” then glue onto a cutout fish. Hang from the ceiling by string.