Author:
Jamie Mathews
Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Level:
Adult Education
Tags:
Lesson Plan, filmmaking
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Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Language:
English
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What is your favorite hobby? present progressive grammar

What is your favorite hobby?  present progressive grammar

Overview

This lesson will help students use their knowledge of the present and present progressive to be able to share their favorite hobby with their classmates through film.

Summary

  • This lesson will be teaching students about the present and present progressive.  Students will learn the grammar and then create a film showing their favorite hobby and the steps they need to do to complete that hobby. 
  • Time Frame: 4 hours
  • Format : face to face instruction
  • Picture resource: "Bird Robin Spring" (Links to an external site.) by Jill Wellington, from pixabay

Background for Teachers

  • To teach this lesson, you will need an understanding of the Simple Present and Present Progressive.

In this lesson, you will learn the simple present and present progressive forms.

The simple present describes events, situations, or activities not connected to time restrictions; it is also used for general statements of truth or fact.

The present progressive describes what is happening right now or in the extended present with action verbs.

In sentences with both simple present and present progressive, the present describes the situation, and the present progressive describes the continuing action. 

 

  • The following resources can help you teach this topic...

Easy English Grammar - The Present Continuous Tense (esolcourses.com)

Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes

Step 1 Goals and Outcomes

 

Learning Intentions:

  • Students will be able to participate in conversations, extended discussions, and written exchanges about the range of topics, texts, and issues.  
  • Students will be able to understand how to show students about their favorite hobby by filming the activity and using a voiceover to explain what is happening.  They need to make sure they are practicing the grammar that they have learned in the class. 

Success Criteria:

  • Students will deliver oral presentations in film form.
  • Students will use the correct form of verbs and sentence structure when speaking in the present and present progressing

ELP Standards for AE:

Standard 1

An ELL can construct meaning from oral presentations and literary and informational text through level-appropriate listening, reading, and viewing. 

Standard 2

An ELL can participate in level-appropriate oral and written exchanges of information, ideas, and analyses, in various social and academic contexts, responding to peer, audience, or reader comments and questions.

Standard 4

An ELL can construct level appropriate oral and written claims and support them with reasoning and evidence.

Step 2 - Planning Instruction

Step 2 Planning Instruction

Student Background Knowledge

  • Prior to this lesson, students will need to have an understanding of basic grammar and sentence structure.  They will focus on enhancing their knowledge of...

    The simple present describes events, situations, or activities not connected to time restrictions; it is also used for general statements of truth or fact.

    The present progressive describes what is happening right now or in the extended present with action verbs.

    In sentences with both simple present and present progressive, the present describes the situation, and the present progressive describes the continuing action. 

Strategies for Diverse Learners

Help the students to formulate the sentences that they can read for their video.

Step 3 - Instruction

Step 3 Instruction

The teacher will share the two videos with the class to teach the rules and structure of the grammar.  After the videos are shown the teacher can then review the information with the students to go over the simple present tense rules, present progressive rules, non action verbs, other uses for the simple present and using the simple progressive with always.  

Simple Present: show that something happens regulary or unchanging facts.  Be careful to add -s or -es for third person singular.  

Present Progressive: show that something is happening now or in a longer present time.  Be careful to remember to add ing to the verb.

Non-Action Verbs: Most non action verbs can't be used with the present progressive.

Present Progressive with Always: used to describe a repeated action.

 

The students will fill out the grammar rules and notes charts and come up with some of their own example sentences as they learn from the video and from the teacher. Then the teacher will have students write about their favorite hobby following the present tense and present progressive tense to describe the facts of the hobby and what they are planning on doing in their video to share their hobby.  Students will then create a script from their sentences and then create a storyboard of what they want their film to look like.  The teacher has an example video explaining her hobby.  Show the video and then it gives the students a better idea of the expectations.  

  • Resources:
    • Grammar Rules organizer for students to write the rules by summarizing.
    • Grammar notes to write examples from the book and then write examples of their own. 
    • Video lesson on grammar rules
  • Links:
    • example film for students to see how to create their video.
  • Study the chart by completing the worksheet to help you write the rules in your own words.  

 

Step 4 - Assessments

Step 4 Assessments

Assessment will be done as students show their videos to the class.  

  • Rubric for students video

 

Diverse Learners:

Students that need extra help can be given sentences with some words left out so that they can write their hobby and then have a template for them to follow to write about their hobby.  Another option would be for the students to type using voice text and then they can say what they want to write in their script.