Video-based Lesson Plan
Topic: a video story Language Introduced/revised:
o An area of vocabulary or grammar,
Level and age: Elementary, 8 to 10 years depending on the video (see
Find a video of an animated children’s story that Language Skills:
you think your learners will enjoy. Watch the o Listening to get a general idea
video to identify which language areas o Listening for specific information
1. They might have problems with
2. You would like to exploit in the lesson Time:
o video clip, TV and video player
o 5 or 6 flashcards which show the main events of the story
By the end of this lesson students will be able to:
o Understand a story they have watched on a video
o Use the new language from the video in a creative way
Lesson Procedures Arabic in Brief Time
Warm Up Tell your children that they are going to tell a story. 25%
(before Introduce the topic of the story to get them interested. For
example, if the story is about a family, ask them some
questions about their families. This will also bring out
Now show them the flashcards you prepared. Ask them to
describe the pictures using whatever vocabulary they
have. Put the pictures on the board in the wrong order.
Ask the children to predict which order the pictures come
in. Don’t correct them at this stage.
While There are 2 tasks for the children to do while watching. 50%
watching They can watch the same video clip each time they do a
Play the video and ask the children to put the flashcards in
the correct order. This will test their general understanding
of the whole story.
Play the video again but ask the children to focus on
language this time. For example, they could listen for all
the past tense verbs and write them down. Or they could
listen for all the words in one vocabulary topic.
After Now is the time to focus on language presented in the 25%
video, and use the theme to stimulate more production
from your children.
In the while watching language activity above the children
had to note all the past tense verbs they heard. They can
follow this up by checking the infinitive forms. Then you
can give them a word search or gap fill worksheet to
You can use the theme or topic of the video to stimulate
the children to do something more creative; they can act
out the video (which they will probably really enjoy!) or
they can make a story book or poster about the video.
After the lesson you can think about these questions to help you assess the lesson and teaching.
o Were the children focused on a task at each stage of the lesson?
o Did the video interest and inspire them?
o How are you going to persuade your colleagues to do a video-based lesson?