Sequence of lessons
A certain number of lessons which are related to each other and are used to develop and improve language knowledge and/or language skills over a period of time are known as a sequence of lessons. Sequences of lessons may be used to develop one single topic or language area. They can involve topics or language areas that are closely connected to each other.
- Revision: past simple
- Revision: present perfect
- Contrast: past simple vs. present perfect
Integrated skills sequence
- Vocabulary development: describing places (function: describing)
- Reading; choosing a holiday
- Writing: letter to a friend narrating holiday experiences (function: narrating)
- Reading and listening about free time activities
- Class survey and research: sport and entertainment
- Preparation of a poster display to show results of survey
It is important to consider a few things when we are planning individual lessons. These are:
- Whether each step of the lesson assists the student to achieve the aim of it.
- Whether or not the topic of the lesson will be interesting and motivating for the students.
- Whether the activities and the materials to be used are the right level for all the students.
- Whether we have planned enough activities for the duration of the lesson and whether we need any extra materials.
- Whether we have planned too much to do for the lesson period and if there are any stages of it which can be cut out if needed.
- Whether we have thought precisely about how we would begin or end the lesson.