SG Elementary school class A : What time is it?

Target language : What time is it? It’s 1 o’clock, 2 o’clock…

Lesson length : 50 minutes.

Class size : Small Group class.

Materials :

  • For the warm up game : Ten or twenty small and soft balls; A bucket; Flashcards to review.

  • For “Three, Five, Seven” : A deck of playing cards.

  • Printed copies of Appendix A for every student.

  • Pencils and erasers for students, if they don’t have their own.

Preparation time : 10 to 20 minutes to prepare the games

Instructions :

5 minutes

1. Have the class form a circle, and pass a ball between the students asking simple questions, such as “What’s your name?”, and reviewing a couple of questions of previous lessons.

5-10 minutes

2. Play a warm up game to review, or practice phonics. Give one team a set of flashcards to review. Give the other team lots of balls and place a bucket at the opposite side of the classroom to them. On “Go” the team with the balls tries to throw them into the basket. The other team must say all of the cards. Upon doing so, the throwing team stops and counts how many are in the basket. Teams swap roles, and after another round of balls are counted, the team with the most points wins.

5-10 minutes

3. Introduce the target language and vocabulary by drawing a clock on the

whiteboard and counting different times as a class.

15-20 minutes

4. To practice the language teachers may like to try a game of “Three, Five, Seven” with numbers replaced by clock times : Instructions can be accessed by left-clicking the button below.

10-15 minutes

5. Use Appendix A to practice reading the language with the class.

5 minutes

6. Mark any homework, and play a simple game, such as the cheap but wildly fun card game “Nanja Monja” to end the class.

english free telling the time worksheet for elementary age to print and download for lessons teaching children in japan and ESL around the world