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Module: The World Around Us

Unit: Plants

Level: KS1

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1. Trees

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Source: www.kizclub.com
Media: Animation Video 
Resources Types: e-books 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Use the simple present tense to express simple truth, e.g. Birds build nests in trees.
  • Use the simple present tense to express opinions, e.g. Trees are good for everyone.

Reading:

  • Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual or pictorial clues
  • Guess the topic and the likely development of the topic by using personal experiences and knowledge of the world

Listening:

  • Identify the gist or main ideas in simple spoken texts with the help of cues

http://www.kizclub.com/storytime/trees/first.html

Brief Description:
A non-fiction book about how useful trees can be for people and animals

User Tips:

  • Show the topic sentences, e.g. 'Trees are good places to live.' and ask students to make predictions about the development of the topic.
  • After reading, students can give more examples and write about how useful trees can be.

2. The Lucky Seed

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Source: www.britishcouncil.org
Media: Animation 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities , e-books 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple past tense to describe activities or events in a story
  • Use the simple present tense to express needs, e.g. I need some water to help me grow.

Reading:

  • Guess the topic and the likely development of the topic by using personal experiences and knowledge of the world
  • Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual or pictorial clues

http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories/the-lucky-seed

Brief Description:
A short story about how a seed becomes a plant

User Tips:

  • Students can read the title and predict what the story is about.
  • Teachers can stop the story from time to time and ask students to predict the development of the story.
  • After reading, students can conclude the conditions for the growth of a plant.

3. The Enormous Carrot

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

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple past tense to describe activities or events in a story

Reading:

  • Make predictions about stories, characters, topics of interest using pictorial clues and book cover
  • Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual or pictorial clues

Listening:

  • Identify the gist or main ideas in simple spoken texts, e.g. short stories, with the help of cues

http://www.kizclub.com/storytime/carrot/first.html

Brief Description:
A talking story about how a group of animals picking up an enormous carrot

User Tips:

  • Before reading, students can read the title and make predictions about the story.
  • While reading, students can guess the unfamiliar words in the story from the pictorial clues, e.g. seeds, grew.
  • After reading, students can discuss and write about how they can cook the enormous carrot.

4. The Leaves on the Trees

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Source: www.britishcouncil.org
Media: Animation Audio 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the present continuous tense to describe actions taking place at the time of speaking, e.g. The leaves on the trees are falling down.
  • Use the simple present tense to express opinions, e.g. The flowers on the trees are beautiful.

Listening:

  • Identify the gist or main ideas in simple spoken texts with the help of cues
 

Brief Description:
A song about changes of trees in different seasons

User Tips:

  • Before listening to the song, play the matching game to learn some words in the song.
  • Teachers can ask students to talk about the appearance of trees in different seasons.
  • The song can be used in pre-task activity before reading the book 'Trees'.

5. Plants We can Eat

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Source: www.eflnet.com
Media: Image Audio 
Resources Types: Learning Software 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Fruits: e.g. apples, avocados, cantaloupe
    • Vegetables: e.g. carrots, corns

Reading:

  • Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words by using pictorial clues

Listening:

  • Identify and discriminate sounds

Fruit
http://www.eflnet.com/vocab/dictionary/fruit1.php

Vegetables
http://www.eflnet.com/vocab/dictionary/veggies1.php

Brief Description:
Audio vocabulary lists about fruit and vegetables

User Tips:

  • Click on each item to hear its pronunciation.
  • This can be used for self-learning.
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