Date: Group: 6 Lesson:
Topic: Halloween. History and traditions.
to learn new words and word combinations, to review Past Simple Tense, to play games, to sing songs and act them, to read scary stories
By the end of the lesson the learners will be able to learn new words and word combinations. They’ll have learnt new information about Halloween and celebration this holiday.
Pumpkins, paper noses, songs, worksheets (the words of the song, scary stories, lists of new words), video, a blindfold, costumes
III The main part of the lesson
The wanishing hitchhiker
My Uncle Joe was driving home late one night when he picked up a pretty girl hitchhiking in a white dress. The girl was very nice and they had a good conversation. He drove her home and dropped her off at her house. The next day, he realized she left her sweater in his car. He decided to drop the sweater off at her house. When he rang the bell, an old lady answered the door. He told her his story and she told him he was mistaken – her daughter died in a car accident after a night of dancing many years ago…
When is Halloween?
What do children wear on Halloween?
How do they dress up?
What do people do with pumpkins?
Why do kids go from house to house?
How do people decorate their houses?
Whom do people give sweets?
Children pass a little pumpkin to each other saying new Halloween words until it becomes a big one. One pupil says one word the other says the previous word and says his/her own one, the third pupil says two previous words ans says his/her own word and so on.
to dress up a cobweb
a gravestone masks
a skeleton costumes
a vampire to decorate
a witch sweets
to trick-or-treat a pumpkin
a trick-or-treater a monster
Pupils have closed eyes. They are twisted and after that they stick a paper nose on the pumpkin. About 15 participants can take part in this game.
Pupils have got cards with pictures what they have and the questions which they ask. There are 30 cards.
For example, -Who has a place where spiders live?
- I have a cobweb! Who has a scary man with a green face?
- I have a monster! Who has a ..?
8. All the pupils have masks or costumes, watch the video and dance Urban Halloween dance.
IV The ending of the lesson
- Have you ever had about Halloween?
- Is it interesting/boring/terrible for you?
- Will you celebrate it?
- Find new information about Halloween and do projects using it.