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Module: The World Around Us

Unit: Amazing Animals

Level: KS1

Suggested Teaching and Learning Resources

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1. The Little Animals Activity Centre

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Source: www.bbc.co.uk
Media: Animation 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities , e-books 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Names of body parts of animals, e.g. wings, paws
  • Use adjectives to describe animals

Listening:

  • Recognize features of language use such as onomatopoeia, rhyme and rhythm in simple spoken texts

Reading:

  • Recognize the language features of some common text types, e.g. rhymes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac
/music/fd2.shtml

Brief Description:
A rhyme about the sound and body parts of some strange animals

User Tips:

  • Students can point out the body parts of the animals in the rhyme.
  • Students can find out the rhyming pairs while listening.
  • For more able students, teachers can ask students to find out the strange sounds and body parts of animals in the rhyme. 

2. Making an animal picture book

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Source: CDI, EDB
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Worksheets , Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Use noun/noun phrases to identify animals, e.g. elephant
  • Use the simple present tense to talk about simple truths, e.g. It has strong legs.
  • Use adjectives to describe animals, e.g. It has strong legs.
  • Use pronouns to identify animals, e.g. It's a rabbit. It is white.
  • Use models to talk about abilities, e.g. It can jump high.

Reading:

  • Predict the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual or pictorial clues
  • Locate specific information in a short text in response to questions

Writing:

  • Develop written texts by putting words in a logical order to make meaningful sentences
  • Adding personal ideas and information when a model or framework is provided

Making an animal picture book

Brief Description:
A writing task about describing favourite animals and making a picture book

User Tips:

  • Students can do the crossword puzzles in Part 1. For less able students, revise the names of animals, e.g. panda, elephant, giraffe, before doing the puzzles.
  • Students can read a poem in Part 2. Teachers can draw students' attention to the rhyming pairs in the poem.
  • Teachers can show the pictures in Part 3 and play the guessing games with students.
  • Students can write about animals using the framework in Part 4. They can also draw or download pictures of animals to make their picture books.

3. Stories of Animals

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Source: BCA, EDB
Media: Powerpoint 
Resources Types: Learning and Teaching Packs 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary
    • Food items e.g. carrots, seeds
    • Living places e.g. holes
    • Verbs that describe actions e.g. jump, climb
  • Use nouns/noun phrases to identify animals, objects and places

Reading:

  • Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual or pictorial clues
  • Identify key words for the main idea in a sentence

Story of animals

Brief Description:
A story about a rabbit, a monkey and a parrot

User Tips:

  • It is a very simple story and game for less able students.
  • After reading, teachers can ask some 'Wh' questions, e.g.' Where does a rabbit live?' to check students' understanding.

4. Shared Reading Using Big book -Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see?

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Source: LLSS, EDB
Resources Types: Worksheets , Learning and Teaching Packs , Games 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Names of animals e.g. bear, bird, tiger
    • Colours e.g. red, brown, yellow

Reading:

  • Identify key words for the main idea in a sentence

Writing:

  • Provide personal ideas and information based on a model or framework provided

http://cd1.edb.hkedcity.net/cd/languagesupport/resource/shared_reading_description.htm

Brief Description:
A task developed based on a reader, 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see?'

User Tips:

  • Click on 'Animal noise' to download the adapted story in PowerPoint format.
  • Let students play Flash game to colour the animals. Flash Player is required.
  • Click on  'Student story sharing' to download the story plot and ask students to write a creative story based on the model.

5. Animals and Us

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Source: CDI, EDB
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Learning and Teaching Packs , School-based Experience Sharing 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary: Names of animals and colours
  • Use adjectives to describe animals, e.g, long, short

Reading

  • Identify key words for the main idea in a sentence

Writing

  • Provide personal ideas and information based on a model or framework provided
  • Express imaginative ideas with the help of cues

http://www.edb.gov.hk/FileManager/EN/Content_2804/AU_mindmap_pdf.pdf

Brief Description:
An example of a cross-curricular task about animals in which students learn the names of animals, describe them and write about the funny animal they have designed

User Tips:

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