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Module: Caring and Sharing

Unit: How Can You Help?

Level: KS1

Suggested Learning and Teaching Resources

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1. The Four Friends

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Source: www.starfall.com
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt Image Audio 
Resources Types: Stories , e-books 

Learning Objectives

Resource

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Learning Skills

   
  • Use the simple past tense to describe activities or events in a story
  • Use the modals 'can' to offer help, e.g. 'Can I help?'
  • Use imperatives to give instructions, e.g. 'Please water the plant.'

Reading:

  • Understand the information provided on the book cover(e.g. title, author and illustrator), contents page and page number
  • Make prediction about stories, characters, topics of interest using pictorial clues and book cover

http://www.starfall.com/n/folk-tales/four-friends/load.htm?f

Brief Description:
A story about friends helping one another and getting good results

User Tips:

  • Before reading, teachers can ask students to read the book cover and get the information provided on it.
  • Teachers can also ask students to make prediction about the story.
  • After reading, teachers can highlight the use of modals in offering help and the use of past tense in describing activities in the story.

2. Two Friends

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Source: www.starfall.com
Media: Animation Audio 
Resources Types: Stories , e-books 

Learning Objectives

Resource

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Learning Skills

   
  • Use formulaic expressions to make response and apologies, e.g. I'm sorry.
  • Use the simple past tense to talk about past activities or event, e.g. Did you hear something?

Reading:

  • Understand the information provided on the book cover(e.g. title, author and illustrator), contents page and page number
  • Make prediction about stories, characters, topics of interest using pictorial clues and book cover

Speaking:

  • Participate effectively in an oral interaction

http://www.starfall.com/n/comics/two-friends/load.htm?f

Brief Description:
A comic about what happened when two friends were in danger

User Tips:

  • Before reading, read the book cover and get the information provided on it.
  • Students could predict the development of the story while reading.
  • After reading, students can discuss their response when their friends were in danger.

3. Not Too Little to Help

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Source: www.starfall.com
Media: Animation Audio 
Resources Types: Stories , e-books 

Learning Objectives

Resource

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Learning Skills

   
  • Use adverbs or adverb phrases to express degree, e.g. I am too little for you to eat.
  • Use the interrogative pronouns 'what' to find out specific information about a person, object or event, e.g. What is it? What can you help?

Reading:

  • Understand the information provided on the book cover(e.g. title, author and illustrator), contents page and page number
  • Make prediction about stories, characters, topics of interest using pictorial clues and book cover
  • Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual or pictorial clues

http://www.starfall.com/n/fiction-nonfiction/not-too-little/load.htm?f

Brief Description:
A story adopted from 'The Lion and the Mouse'

User Tips:

  • Before reading, read the book cover and get the information provided on it.
  • Students could predict the development of the story while reading.
  • Students could get the gist or the meaning of words from the pictures.
  • Students could click on each word to listen to the reading of words.

4. Barney says, “Please and Thank you”

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Source: PBS.org
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Stories , e-books 

Learning Objectives

Resource

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Learning Skills

   
  • Use formulaic expressions to make request, “Will you help me clean the dishes, please?”
  • Use formulaic expressions to express and respond to thanks. e.g. Thank you.

Reading:

  • Understand the information provided on the book cover(e.g. title, author and illustrator), contents page and page number
  • Make prediction about stories, characters, topics of interest using pictorial clues and book cover

http://pbskids.org/barney/children/storytime/please1.html

Brief Description:
A story about Barney and friends prepare a birthday party and practise using good manners by saying “please and thank you” in the party.

User Tips:

  • Before reading, teachers can ask students to read the book cover and get the information provided on it.
  • Teachers can also ask students to make prediction about the story.
  • After reading, teachers can highlight the use of “please” and “thank you” to show good manners.

Other resources  

What should you say?
Formulaic Expressions for interpersonal communication, e.g. make and response to request, express and respond to thanks

http://resources.hkedcity.net/resource_detail.php?rid=1249630741

Tenses 1 (Past Tense)
An online exercise about irregular past tense verbs.
http://www.saintambrosebarlow.wigan.sch.uk/Y4Spelling/tenses1y4.htm
Helping people - Powerpoint
Powerpoint about how people can help.
http://www.hkedcity.net/edb/teachingresources/downloadResource.php?rid=2085824151
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