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Module: Me, My Family and Friends

Unit: My Family

Level: KS1

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1. Introducing my family members

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

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use nouns to identify people, e.g. This is my father. He is a driver.
  • Use possessive adjectives to show possession, e.g. This is my father.
  • Use pronouns to identify people, e.g. She is a teacher.
  • Use demonstratives to refer to people, e.g. This is my mother.
  • Use the simple present tense to talk about present states, e.g. He is a postman.

Reading:

  • Recognize familiar words in new texts

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

Introducing my family members

Brief Description:
A writing task about introducing family members

User Tips:

  • In Parts 1 and 2, students can read the pictures and fill in information about family members and their jobs.
  • In Part 3, students could make use of their family photo and write about their family members based on the models in parts 1 and 2.
  • In Part 4, students would write a poem about their family based on the model provided.

2. My Family - story

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Source: www.kizclub.com
Media: Animation Audio 

Learning Objectives

Resources

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Vocabulary:
    • Family, e.g. father, mother, brother, sister, grandfather
    • Rooms in a house, e.g. kitchen, living room
  • Use the interrogative pronoun 'what' to find out specific information about a person, object or event, e.g. What is he doing?
  • Use the present continuous tense to describe actions taking place at the time of speaking, e.g. She is cooking in the kitchen.

Reading:

  • Guess the topic and the likely development of the topic by using personal experiences and knowledge of the world

Speaking:

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

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

Brief Description:
A story about different members in a family

User Tips:

  • Before reading, teachers can lead students to talk about their family, such as number of members.
  • After reading, teachers can ask students to describe their family photos using the target language.
  • Teachers can print the 'Clipart' under 'Family Tree' in 'Other Resources' and play games with children.

3. Family - PowerPoint

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Source: www.mes-english.com
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt Image 
Resources Types: Worksheets , Notes , Powerpoint  

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Family members, e.g. mom, dad, brother, sister
    • Relationship: e.g. parents, grandparents, father and daughter

Reading:

  • Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual or pictorial clues

Speaking:

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

Worksheets
http://www.mes-english.com/worksheets/flashcards/family.php

PowerPoint and Flashcard
http://www.mes-english.com/flashcards/family.php

Brief Description:
A web-site with PowerPoint, flashcards and handout for learning the vocabulary about family

User Tips:

  • Teachers can make use of the 'PowerPoint' or 'flashcard' to introduce the vocabulary about family.
  • Students can make use of the flashcards to talk about their family life.
  • The worksheets could be used to cater for learner diversity.

4. My Family - video

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Source: www.english-4kids.com
Media: Video 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Family: e.g. father, mother, brother, sister, husband, wife
  • Use the interrogative adverb 'how' to ask about quantities, e.g. How many people are in your family?
  • Use adverb 'there' to introduce the subject of a sentence, e.g. There are 4 people in my family.

Reading:

  • Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual or pictorial clues

http://www.english-4kids.com/kidsvideos/beginnervideos/family/family.html

Brief Description:
A video showing vocabulary related to family

User Tips:

  • 'Real Player' is required to play the video.
  • Download the video and play in class.
  • The video can be used for introducing the vocabulary or target language.
  • After reading, students can talk about their family in a small group.

5. Family

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Recommended Resources
Source: www.britishcouncil.org
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Worksheets , Interactive Teaching Materials , e-books 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Family and relatives, e.g. dad, mum, uncle, aunt
  • Use adjectives to describe people, e.g. shy, cheerful

Reading:

  • Locate specific information in a short text in response to questions

http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/category/topics/family

Brief Description:
A web-site with a variety of activities about family

User Tips:

  • 'My Dad' is a short story in which a girl talking about her dad.
  • 'Family' is a game to sort different people into male or female groups.
  • For challenging activities,   click 'Family words' and 'Family match'. (Free Login is required to access)
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