Cough Cough, Sniffle Sniffle
Clearly the vocabulary in this lesson involves the words: sneeze, flu, sick, ill, cough, cold, and temperature. As the students enter the room, have a thermometer out and look kind of sickly. The more sick you look, the better. Let your students start class by asking you questions about how you are. This is a two-fold start to class.
First, you will get to see what words your students use to ask if someone is okay. Are they asking correctly? Do your students know how to ask if someone is feeling okay? Second, you will see which students are willing to initiate a conversation with you and which aren’t.
By the end of class, you will be certain that everyone can appropriately use flu vocabulary both in questions and responses. Some of the ways in which you can practice this vocabulary include acting out the words and having students say the name of the word, having other students act out the words and having the rest of the class guess, and asking students to spell the words when you say them aloud.