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Module: The Magic of Nature

Unit: Endangered Animals

Level: KS2

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1. Species – Protecting the Future of Nature

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Recommended Resources
Source: www.worldwildlife.org
Media: Web page Image 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple present tense to express present states
  • Passive constructions, e.g. Tigers are killed…

Reading:

  • Predict the likely development of a topic by recognizing key words, using personal experiences, and making use of context and knowledge of the world.
  • Scan a text to locate specific information by using strategies such as looking at headings and repeated words
http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/

Brief Description:
Information about endangered animals

User Tips:

  • Before reading, look at the pictures and learn the names of endangered animals.
  • Click on the pictures to find the information of the specific animal.
  • This resource can be used for project learning.

2. Especies Fact Sheets

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Recommended Resources
Source: www.kidsplanet.org
Media: Web page Image Audio 
Resources Types: Learning and Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple present tense to express truth and present states

Reading:

  • Scan a text to locate specific information by using strategies such as looking at headings and repeated words

Writing:

  • Use appropriate format, conventions and language features when writing a variety of text types, e.g. information report

http://www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/map.html

Brief Description:
Fact sheets about endangered animals with embedded pictures and audio sound tracks of animals

User Tips:

  • Teachers can choose an animal, e.g. dolphin, to show students how to search information about animals.
  • Students can get information about endangered animals and write an informtion report(e.g. Penguins)

3. National Geographic - Animals

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Source: National Geographic Society
Media: Web page Image Audio 
Resources Types: Learning and Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

  • Use the simple present tense to express truth and present states

Reading:

  • Scan a text to locate specific information by using strategies such as looking at headings and repeated words

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals

Brief Description:
Fast facts about endangered animals with photo galleries, and audio sound tracks of animals

User Tips:

  • Choose an animals in the box 'Animals A-Z'
  • Read the Fast Facts about the animal chosen.
  • Read the content to explore more details about the animals.
  • Download photos or multimedia files for detail study about the animal.

4. Endangered Earth

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Source: www.endangeredearth.com
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Learning and Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

  • Use the simple present tense to express truth and present states

Reading:

  • Scan a text to locate specific information by using strategies such as looking at headings and repeated words

http://www.endangeredearth.com/index.html

Brief Description:
Fast facts about endangered animals

User Tips:

  • Choose an endangered animal in the dialogue box.
  • Pictures and brief description will be shown.
  • For further details, read the information about the animal below the picture.

Other resources  

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Lists of information about endangered species
http://www.iucnredlist.org/

Active and Passive Voice
A video showing how to change from active voice to passive voice
http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=36808&title=Voice___passive_and_active

Passive Voice
Simple notes bout passive voice
http://www.welcometoenglishandfun.com/grammar/pdf/passive_voice.jpg

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