CLIL Classification Lesson: Vertebrates, Invertebrates and Plants, includes Lesson Plan.
In a typical CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) Lesson, learners are ecouraged and motivated to speak about subject-specific content in a fun and engaging way. Includes a lesson plan!
The whole lesson plan involves scaffolding to help enhance learners' understanding by comparing and contrasting in multi-modal ways: observing, speaking, listening, discussing ideas using appropriate subject vocabulary and kinaesthetics (walking, moving, arranging and rearranging). It provides the learners with an appropriate reason for speaking to each other.
Whiteboard activity: Activates speaking about and writing appropriate subject vocabulary and content which learners already know.
Powerpoint slides (as wall items): teaches subject vocabulary and content which will be used in the activities. Helps explain both subject vocabulary and content by visualising the members of the animal and plant kingdoms and taxons.
My students love this activity as it gets them out of their seats and discussing where to place each wall item (picture,photo or words) to compete a wall display of animal and plant taxons!