These PowerPoint presentations are a combination of lesson plan and resources all in one!
They follow a very structured approach with a weekly overview, lesson overview, outline of everything you will need, preteaching symbols (to help the children access and comprehend the gaeilge immersed lesson), setting your expectations around speaking Irish, useful phrases for the children to help them express themselves, warm up game, lesson activities and resources, followed by a gaeilgeoir an lae prize and cool down game. The lessons progress naturally from one day to the next, recapping on what has been learned and adding on appropriate extensions and application activities.
Some of the learning activities include: classroom brain break games as gaeilge, an original story, differentiated questions to accompany story, vocab flashcards for words of the week, sound of the week (á), phonics board games to reinforce this sound, grammar learning points, original song which reinforces words of the week, sound of the week and grammar teaching points in an interactive way, original drama sequence, dictation exercises, shared writing activities, gaeilge stations activities and resources- oral language speaking and listening game, translation activity, independent writing with word mats and reading phonics game.
Each lesson slide can be displayed to the class as a visual and can also help you keep track of your lesson pace- no more thinking, “hmm…what had I planned for after this again?” Each slide is also accompanied by teaching notes to help you get the best out of the lesson!
Hope you enjoy,