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Published by Anna Sawa in Lesson plans · 5 November 2018
Tags: foodCLILactivitiesprintablesvocabulary
CLIL lesson plan to teach students that breakfast is the most important meal during the day. Your students will have an oportunity to practise food vocabulary as well.

Age: 8-12

Language focus:
- vocabulary: food for breakfast
- structures: What do you usually have for breakfast? I usually have ... / For my healthy breakfast I would like to have ...

Materials: flashcards, worksheets (one for each student)

Time: 45 minutes

Food - CLIL lesson plan for children
1.  The lesson is started with a small talk about breakfast as the most important meal of a day. Ask if and what your students have for  braekfast.

2. Then introduce or revise some food vocabulary with flashcards. Click here to download free flashcards.

3. After that ask your students to prepare their healthy breakfast - draw pictures and label them or write short  descriptions. Click here to download the printable worksheet.

CLIL lesson plan for food

4. Ask your students to share their ideas on healthy breakfast in pairs.

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Phil Ball
14 Nov 2018
Hi - thanks for this. But I think that in general, CLIL activities should emphasise (as priority) the learning objective. You say 'to teach students that breakfast is the most important meal of the day...' but that's not strictly true. That is a more complex objective and the contents of this lesson do not (necessarily) fulfil that. What will the students 'LEARN'? (better). Well...they'll learn that a healthy breakfast consists of X and X and that 'my healthy breakfast' is X. So the objective is 'The students will identify what food-types make up/constitute a healthy breakfast and then choose their own healthy breakfast from the options offered' The language arises from that objective. It's not the primary objective of the activity. If it is, it's not really CLIL. Apart from that, the materials are great!
Phil Ball
15 Nov 2018
Hi John. Nice materials. But it might be better to specify the objective in more content-based terms. I think that it's a little misleading to make 'language focus' the (implicit) priority here. Well - maybe that's not your intention, but your description of the conceptual objective '...teach students that breakfast is the most important meal of the day' isn't true, on the evidence of the materials. The objective (if you were obliged to write it for a teacher's guide) would be something like 'To analyse and identify the food types that constitute a healthy breakfast, and to choose (and then communicate/share/justify) their own healthy breakfast from the options offered'. The 'language focus' as such derives from this description. The language focus is not the objective of the lesson. if it is, it's not really CLIL. Best, Phil Ball
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