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Module: Places and Activities

Unit: Holiday Time – Let’s Celebrate!

Level: KS1

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1. Card Writing

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Source: BCA, EDB
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt Animation 
Resources Types: Learning and Teaching Packs 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

   
  • Use formulaic expressions to begin and end a short written message, e.g. Thank you for your letter./ Dear Miss Chan, / Best Wishes,
  • Use formulaic expressions to express good wishes, e.g. Merry Christmas.

Use nouns to noun phrases to identify time, days and dates, e.g. 1st December

Reading:

  • Recognize the format and language features of some common text types, e.g. cards, letters
  • Locate specific information in a short text in response to questions

http://wlts.edb.hkedcity.net/filemanager/file/english/Card_Writing/Card_Writing_Overview.htm

Brief Description:
A list of interactive activities about writing cards for different occasions, such as Christmas, send a card to teacher

User tips:

  • This is an exercise for less able students.
  • Teachers can show students how to use contextual clues and syntactic strategies to interpret sentences into meaningful messages.
  • Authorware 6 is required to view the interactive tasks.

2. Choosing Presents

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Source: BCA, EDB
Media: Animation 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

   
  • Use nouns to identify objects, e.g. There's a story book.
  • Use formulaic Expressions to make and response to suggestions, e.g. Let's buy it for him. That's a good idea.

Reading:

  • Identify the main idea in a sentence
  • Locate specific information in a short text in response to questions

http://wlts.edb.hkedcity.net/filemanager/file/english/Choosing_Presents/Choosing_Presents_Overview.htm

Brief Description:
An interactive exercise about choosing Christmas presents for friends

User tips:

  • This is an exercise for less able students.
  • Teachers can show students how to use contextual clues and syntactic strategies to interpret sentences into meaningful messages.
  • Authorware 6 is required to view the interactive tasks.

3. In the Holidays

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Source: LLSS, EDB
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Learning and Teaching Packs 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

  • Vocabulary:
    • activities, e.g. ride a bike, swim, go fishing
    • feelings: e.g. afraid, tired, thirsty
  • Use the simple past tense to talk about past activities or events

Reading:

  • Recognize the format and language features of some common text types, e.g. poems, diaries, chants

Writing:

  • Use appropriate formats and conventions of short written texts such as post cards, diaries

Speaking:

  • Use the simple phrases and sentences to communicate with others with the help of cues

http://cd1.edb.hkedcity.net/cd/languagesupport/resource/English/58_In_the_Holiday/index.htm

Brief Description:
A process writing task which aims at developing students' reading and writing skills through a variety of text types

User Tips:

  • Teachers can read the lesson plans, download Booklet and do the whole task based on it.
  • Students can follow the activities in the task, such as learning vocabulary, doing mini-survey, reading different text types and writing.
  • Students can use simple past tense to share their experiences on holidays.

4. Increasing Students' Learning Motivation and Widening their Language Exposure through Language Arts - Festivals we like

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Source: LLSS, EDB
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Learning and Teaching Packs 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

  • Vocabulary:
    • Festivals: e.g. Christmas, Easter, Chinese New Year
    • Activities: e.g. see the full moon, eat moon cakes
    • Seasons: e.g. autumn, spring
  • Use the simple present tense to express interests, feelings and opinions

Reading:

  • Identify key words for the main idea in a sentence
  • Recognize the format and language features of some common text types, e.g. poems

Writing:

  • Reproduce sentences based on teacher's model and use words from print in the environment
  • Provide personal ideas and information based on a model or framework provided

http://cd1.edb.hkedcity.net/cd/languagesupport/resource/English/37_20070628/index.htm

Brief Description:
A task about festivals and activities of different festivals

User Tips:

  • Teachers can download the Worksheets for the activities, such as riddles guessing, writing about favourite festivals, playing cross-word puzzles.
  • For integration of activities, teachers can read Unit Plan and Lesson Plan.

5. Aligning Teaching and Learning with Formative Assessment - Festivals we like

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Source: LLSS, EDB
Media: Powerpoint words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Learning and Teaching Packs , Leaflets 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

  • Vocabulary:
    • Festivals: e.g. Christmas, Dragon Boat Festival
    • Terms related to festivals: e.g. Dragon Boat, Santa Claus
  • Use the simple present tense to express interests, feelings and opinions

Reading:

  • Recognize the format and language features of some common text types, e.g. leaflets

Writing:

  • Gather and share information and ideas by using strategies such as building concept maps
  • Use appropriate formats and conventions of short written texts such as leaflets

http://cd1.edb.hkedcity.net/cd/languagesupport/resource/english/79P/index.htm

Brief Description:
A task about festivals in which students write up a leaflet introducing a festival in Hong Kong

User Tips:

  • Activate students' prior knowledge about festivals using songs and pictorial cues.
  • Show a leaflet to students and discuss the format and language features of a leaflet.
  • Students can make use of concept map to organize ideas about the festival they like.
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