CLIL Lesson by Liliana Castelli


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  • Good morning, teacher! Today we have 2 hours lesson. Hurray!
  • Goodmornig, pupils. How are you?
  • Teacher, it's about animals!
  • 1 predator, patterns/shapes/spots, scared, zebra, butterfly, prey, camouflage, leopard, caterpillars, fox, bird, lizard, mimicry, coloration, artic, fur, disguises, skin, hide,
  • Yes, animals that change their colour
  • I think camouflage is an important word
  • disguise
  • 2 What do you think is the topic about? Which words seem to be most important?
  • ...and mimicry
  • Yes, It's about camouflage!
  • http://www.nationalgeographickids/hiddenanimals article about the Wacky Weekend: Hidden Animals
  • The animals can change their colour to hide
  • Aim of the activity: the children are going to investigate the use of different forms of camouflage used by animals. Using this knowledge, they will design and describe their own Animal Camouflage. To start the lesson I use: Wordle cloud to stimulate students' thinking about the meaning, importance, and relationship of words. I use Word clouds to highlight keywords and themes to prepare students for reading and listening, as well as prompt discussion after reading (1)
  • Let's do conlealing coloration!
  • I prefer patterns from hiding...
  • Great idea!
  • what do you hink about disguises?
  • At this point, when I am sure that children understood most of the words, I invite them to guess what is the topic about. I encourage them to have a look at the colors used in the cloud. Some of the pupils may notice that there are similar colours each other that might have a connection. Then, I ask pupils some questions (2) and I encourage pupils to express themselves.
  • Pirate Game is soo FUN!
  • Predator is the right answer! Yes, I'm the winner!
  • I like Hidden Pictures!
  • Oh noooo! Just for one score. I will remember the difference between predator and prey
  • the cuttlefish changes the colour of its skin...
  • Teacher, I love Techno CLIL
  • Now, I use source and I show a video about Animal Camouflage and in the main ti e I ask pupils if the y can see any animals and what animail is it. Then, from the same souce, I show an article on the Wacky Weekend: Hidden Animals I give the pupils enough time to have a look at the picture and to read the cover of the on line article. I click to change the photo and see all of them. Then I ask the students questions as follow: What do you think is the topic about? I encourage pupils to express themselves and to reply. Then, I use another webtool to let the children to work in group to discover more about camouflage:
  • Yes!!!
  • Pupils, do you like CLIL lessons?
  • A lot of fun!
  • Yes, we really enjoy it!
  • It's time for reading. So, I take the Animal Camouflage, Explore Our World – Primary Clil Readers, Express Publishing Pupils can now read alone the book using the audio recordings of the CD/CD-ROM. Once they feel more confident with the correct pronunciation of the new vocabulary, they can read aloud. After reading, students in group, start thinking about their final product.
  • Then, I show some animal pictures and I ask pupils where do the animals leave. To improve their knowledge about nature vocabulary, I use some activities from and I choose games as Hidden Pictures Powerpoint and Memory Games. Then, in pairs, they play Pirate Board Games.
  • It'snow time to improve writing skill. Students discuss how the environment influences animal characteristics by looking at some photos, images. After the discussion, students in group, choose an animal that uses camouflage. The children illustrate the animal within its environment through drawing techniques they prefer. Then, they write a sentence describing its habitat. Students use this as a basis on which to write a sequential narrative about their animal and its relationship to its environment. All the final products are shown in class.
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