"Tooty Ta"

Students will be able to identify certain parts of their body


1. Inform students that today will be about teaching parts of the body.

2. Draw pictures on the board that correspond with body parts as outlined in the song “Tooty-Ta”.  Teach the actions to go with the pictures and have students repeat the words. They can do the actions in their seats.

  • Thumbs up
  • Elbows back
  • Feet apart
  • Knees together
  • Bottoms up
  • Tongues out
  • Eyes shut
  • Turn around
  • Sit down

3. Have the students stand up and sing the song (repeating after you).


1. Provide students with a worksheet of a body with parts and arrows pointing to “Tooty Ta” and “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” parts. Have students label the parts of the body so that they can refer to them later. (Katakana is ok)

2. Teach students/model how to work in pairs for the next activity.*

  • Have students get into pairs.
  • Have students read out words while their partner points to the part of the body that represents the words. Students can use their paper if they choose to.
  • Students switch and repeat the activity.


1. Without using their worksheets, have students point to the parts of their body that the teachers name. If desired, have a student or your HR lead this activity.

2. Praise students by letting them know, using facial, oral, and hand expressions, how well they are doing. If the whole class is getting it right, let the students know. If half of the class is succeeding, tell the answer, practice, and try again later. For further instruction you can research Active Student Responding (ASR).

  • Name a body part
  • “Yes; this is your arm. Good job!”   or “Hmm… this is your arm. Let’s try again.”

1. If there is extra time, allow students to vote on which song they would like to sing: “Tooty Ta” or “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes”.

2. Sing the song and praise students on willingness to learn English.

Assessment: During the Sharing phase, record which section of the body that students are still having trouble with. Use the first few minutes of the next class to continue assessment and re-teach as necessary.


Check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qULd3d_gDCg if you are not familiar with the song .

Be sure to pre-assess to determine whether or not this activity is necessary. Before this class, to end the previous lesson , go over “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes”.
This is appropriate because students are in the initiative vs. guilt stage of Erik Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development; they need to have a chance to experience success independently (Woolfolk, 2008, p. 75).


Lesson Topics
Space, chalk, chalkboard, class set of worksheet to label body parts, assessment paper