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Teaching English to kids can be a lot of fun. In this video I'll show you how to do that using the "PPP" (Presentation, Practice, Production) style of lesson planning and a lot of games and activities. Kids get motivated to learn by having fun. So using games and activities is a definite must when teaching kids.

They work with adults too. 

The "PPP" style of lesson planning works well with low level learners or beginners. So if you are teaching kids in Asia or elsewhere in the world this style will usually work well with kindergarten through elementary students.

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The 5 fun steps to teaching kids English

Step 1. Warm up

In this step you want to draw your kids in. Here we use a fun activity called "Teacher Says" that gets the students motivated and focused. Here are some warm-up activities and icebreakers.

Step 2. Presentation

In this step you want to present the material to the students. It can be vocabulary, sentences, numbers, or Q&A. You can teach them the meaning of the word by using body language, pictures, synonyms, opposites, and kinds of. You can have the students repeat the content (vocab or sentences) after you 2-3 times.

Step. 3 Practice

In this step you want to practice the material. This is a good time to do that using a game or activity. The most common kinds of games to use in this part of the lesson are vocabulary and activities for sentences.

Step 4. Production

Here you show the students how to use the language. You show them how to apply the language to their lives.

Step 5. Review

In this part of the lesson we use a TPR activity to review the material. Ending on a fun note can be a good idea to.

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This is based on the PPP style of lesson planning we are also going to throw in some fun games and activities. You can use this as a model.

Step 1. 

In this part of the lesson you want to draw your students in. Here we are going to use an activity that will get them motivated and focused. 

Touch your mouth touch your hair. Ehhh, Sit down, sit down. You guys are good. This is called teacher says. You can watch how to do it below or choose another warm-up activity.

Step 2.

Here you present the material to the kids. Have them repeat after you 2-3 times. Then you can call on a few individuals to say it.

So  everybody look at number one. Take your finger and look at number one. Here… Everyone say ride a bike. Ride a bike. Ride a bike. Point to number 2.

You can teach meaning by using objects, kinds of, synonyms, opposites, body language and pictures from their books.

Step 3.

In this part of the lesson we practice the material. This is a great time to do that with a game or an activity. Go. She can drive a car. Good that’s right. Plus two. 

This activity is called whispers you can watch how to do it below or choose another activity whether you are teaching vocab, sentences or Q&A.

Step 4. 

In production students apply what they have learned to their lives. Here I am asking them what they can or can’t do based on the lesson.

Who can swim? Say I can swim. Good. Put your hands down. Who can’t swim? Say I can’t swim.

Step 5.

Here we review the lesson using a fun TPR activity that works well with very young children.

Teacher says drive a car. Ride a bike. Draw a picture. Ready climb a tree. Play basketball. 

Presentation, practice and production.

In other words…

1. Teach them the language (meaning).

2. Have them practice the language.

3. Make sure they know how to use it.

You can also see an infographic of this.