Driving correctly my English as I drive my car

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English Language Arts
Upper Primary
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 Driving my English correctly to drive my carSummary:This is a lesson intended for learners having low conversational English skills as well as low reading and writing skills. In this lesson, the learners will review known vocabulary as well as learn new one using it with a correct grammatical structure. They will practice reading and writing. The learners will learn how to read, write and speak in order to communicate with others using correctly la grammar functions; All this will be taught in a real world-problem context.Educational useCurriculum /instruction College & Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) Alignment • Level: Adult Education • Grade Level: B • Subject: English/Language Arts • Strand: Reading and Writing LanguageEnglish Learning goals:The purpose of this lesson is for learners to be able to:·         Learn the correct use of present tense in verbal communication·         Read and write correctly personal information·         Understand basic driving instructional information. Keywords  Designers for learningAdult educationDriving licensePresent tenseDriving directionsEnglish lesson to drive a car  Time required for the lesson45  to 60 minutes Prior knowledgeBasic English vocabulary to introduce oneselfAbility to understand mains ideas in short conversationAbility to read and write basic English vocabulary to introduce oneself Required resourcesWorksheetsIllustrationsDriving guide Lesson author & LicenseLesson author: Zulema RamirezLicense: Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license Context summary Learning a new language is certainly a challenge, mostly if we cannot attend to school regularly, As a consequence, being forced to communicate, we learn words and phrases informally, not knowing how to put them together effectively to express our ideas into this new language. In this lesson, we are going to walk the learners through the correct lexical and grammatical use of her/his prior knowledge in  the present tense and at the same time we are going to integrate new content related to a short - term goal: Obtaining a driver license. Targeted skills Presence tenseDriving vocabularyAsking and giving directions formal phrasesDescribe family members. Learning objectivesBy the end of the lesson, the learner should be able to:1 Give personal information using grammatically correct professional English.2. Read and write driving directions.3. Ask directions using formal English phrases4. Follow directions given by the driving instructor  Relevant for learning Adult learners planning to complete a professional instruction need to master the required English skills level. This lesson will be focused on the use of the  present tense, having as subject daily activities and driving instructions. This lesson will allow the learner to refresh previous lexical knowledge and to learn the correct grammatical use of present tense. The learner will also practice writing and reading. This practice gives the learner the opportunity to improve his/her English skills. Warm up The teacher will provide the learners an application form to fill out. When filling in the form the learners will be induced to bring out tacit knowledge, like reading personal information questions, writing her/his address. The form could also include  personal development questions in order to prompt  the learners to give the teacher more information  about their daily activities as well as her English level. Once this activity is done, the teacher will use the form’s questions to prompt the learners to introduce herself/himself. IntroductionThe teacher explains the course of the instruction for this lesson Presentation/modeling/demonstration The teacher will introduce herself / himself using new vocabulary in order to complete grammatically correct longer sentences Using a map of the city, the teacher will show the learn a location to explain her way to school.  Here the teacher could use driving directions giving detail on how to get to school form the location she/ he chooses. .The teacher could explain succinctly why having a driver license is important her. The teacher could present all these information in a worksheet form. It could be used to underline verbs in present tense so the learners could have it as a reference for their own presentation. Application After finishing the demonstration phase, the teacher will ask question utilizing the application form filled out previously and the teacher’s demonstration in order to let the learners practice. In this way the learner will be exercising reading while combining known and new vocabulary to use it in present tense properly.Integration  In this phase the learner is going to reproduce a real world situation like giving/ asking personal information, asking address,  identifying driving directions, writing down driving directions. During the activities the learners will integrate all aspects studied in this lesson using formal English.