My observatin at Mr. M's Junior High School
This week, I went to Mr. M's JHS to observe demonstration lesson. I watched the first grade class. The teacher was not Mr.M, but the lesson was very useful for me.
The theme of the lesson was to ask and answer using “ What”
I think the introduction was good. First of all,the teacher showed students some picture which they had nerver seen before（ex.lacrosse stick）.Therefore the students ask the teacher in “なに？” in Japanese. That is, teacher brought out the word “what”from students.
Next, students took an active part in group work as practice. Three students ask one student using “What's this?” And then the student answer it using“It's ~.”
Furthermore, students practiced some useful phrases “That's right”“No, it's not”as production in group work.
Last time,Mr.M said that active work was effective for students.I understood the meaning through this demonstration lesson. The teacher put emphasis on group work to let students learn actively. That is related to students' motivation, I think. In addition, The teacher also put emphasis on pronunciation of English. For example, he gave attention to pronunciation “bird”“monkey”“fox”and so on. So it is important that English teacher use English efficiently and enjoy it themselves, I think.