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Module: The World Around Us

Unit: Days in a Week

Level: KS1

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1. My Week

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Source: www.kizclub.com
Media: Animation 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use nouns or noun phrases to indicate time, days and dates, e.g. Today is Monday.
  • Use preposition or prepositional phrases to indicate time, e.g. On Tuesday, I go to my swimming lesson.
  • Use simple present tense to describe habitual actions, e.g. On Tuesday, I go to my swimming lesson.
  • Use capitalization in days of the week, e.g. Today is Monday.

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

Speaking:

  • Participate effectively in an oral interaction

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

Brief Description:
A book about activities on different days of the week

User Tips:

  • Read the first two pages of the story and ask students to guess the development of the story.
  • After reading, students could share their weekly plan with others.

2. Days of the Week Chant

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Source: www.dreamenglish.com
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt Audio 
Resources Types: Worksheets , Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Vocabulary:
    • Days of week, e.g. Monday
  • Use capitalization in days of the week, e.g. Today is Monday.

Listening:

  • Identify key words in short utterances by recognizing the stress

Writing:

  • Use the basic conventions of written English
    • Use print script
    • Use capital and small letters
    • Use neat and legible handwriting

http://www.dreamenglish.com/days

Brief Description:
A chant about days of the week

User Tips:

  • Read the chant before listening.
  • Click 'Download' to play the chant.
  • 'Media Player' is required to play the chant.
  • While playing the chant, students could read the chant together. Teacher could show 'Flashcards' to use with the chant.
  • After listening, students can do writing practice using the worksheets.

3. Pizza and Chips

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

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple past tense to describe activities or events in a story, e.g. Monday night, Molly had a fight.
  • Use '-ing' nouns or noun phrases to refer to activities, e.g. rubbing his tummy
  • Use 'be + going to' to describe events that will occur quite soon, e.g. I'm going to eat you with pizza and chips.

Listening:

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

Reading:

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

Brief Description:
A song about a monster who had special things with pizza and chips for dinner on different days of the week

User Tips:

  • Click on 'Play' to listen to the song.
  • Click on 'text-on' to read the lyrics.
  • Teachers can register a free account to download related worksheets.

4. Days of the Week

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Source: www.eslkidslab.com
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt Video 
Resources Types: Worksheets , Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use interrogative pronoun 'what' to find out time, e.g. What day is today?
  • Use nouns or noun phrases to indicate time, days and dates, e.g. Today is Monday.
  • Use interrogative pronoun 'what' to find out specific information about a person, object or event, e.g. What do you do on Monday?
  • Use the simple present tense to describe habitual actions, e.g. Bob goes to school on Monday.

Reading:

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

Writing:

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

Video
http://www.eslkidslab.com/lessons/course2/videos/days/index.html

Worksheets
http://www.eslkidslab.com/worksheets/set2/daysworksheets/index.html

Brief Description:
A video about days of the week and kinds of activities we do everyday

User Tips:

  • Teachers can make use of the flashcards to introduce the topic 'Days of the Week'.
  • This video can be used for self-learning.
  • After watching the video, students can do activities using the set of worksheets.
  • Students can share their weekly activities schedule with their classmates.

5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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Source: www.hubbardscupboard.org
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Stories 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Use preposition or prepositional phrases to indicate time, e.g. On Sunday, he ate 1 apple
  • Use capitalization in days of the week, e.g. On Sunday
  • Use the connective 'but' to link contrasting ideas, e.g. He ate 1 apple but he was still hungry.
  • Use the simple past tense to describe activities or events in a story, e.g. On Monday, he ate 1 apple.

Reading:

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

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://www.hubbardscupboard.org/Very_Hungry_Caterpillar_Printable_Booklet.PDF

Brief Description:
A printable book adopted from 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'

User Tips:

  • Before reading, read the book cover to understand the information provided and predict what the story is about.
  • While reading, guess the development of the story, e.g. What happened to the caterpillar?
  • After reading, students can write a story based on the framework or use the 'Story Maker' in 'Other Resources' to write a story.

Other resources  

Week Worm
Printable worksheet to practise days of the week
http://www.kizclub.com/Topics/numbers/weekworm.pdf

Days of the Week
A game to put days of the week into correct order
http://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games/high-frequency-words-days.html

Capital letters and full stop
A learning resource to introduce pupils to capital letters and full stops. Activities include matching upper case letters with lower case ones and asking pupils to punctuate sentences correctly
http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/cap_letters_stops/eng/Introduction/default.htm

Story Maker
An online tool for students to select elements to make a story
http://www.carnegielibrary.org/kids/storymaker

A Dog’s Life
A story about a family dog who helps keep people safe on the road. Read the dairy to find out what he did last week.
http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories/dogs-life
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