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Module: Fun and Games

Unit: Birthday Party

Level: KS1

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1. Sending Cards to Friends

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

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

  • Use noun phrases to refer to dates, e.g. 7th October 2001
  • Use noun phrases to indicate time, e.g. 2 p.m.
  • Use noun phrases to identify places, e.g. My home.
  • Use formulaic expressions to express good wishes, e.g. Happy Birthday.
  • Use formulaic expressions to begin short written message, e.g. Dear Ronald.

Reading:

  • Recognize familiar words in new texts
  • Predict the meaning of unfamiliar words by using picture cues

Writing:

  • Putting words in logical order to make meaningful sentences
  • Adding personal ideas and information when a model or framework is provided
  • Using appropriate format and conventions when writing greeting cards and invitation cards

Sending cards to friends

Brief Description:
A writing pack about writing greeting cards

User Tips:

  • Before writing, draw students' attention to the words or phrases, e.g. date, time, used in invitation cards.
  • Draw students' attention to the format when writing greeting cards and the use of formulaic expressions in writing short written message.

2. Reply note to Party

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

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

   
  • Use formulaic expressions to begin and end a short written message, e.g. Dear Ronald and Sandy and Best wishes.
  • Use formulaic expressions to express thanks, e.g. Thank you for the invitation.

Reading:

  • Construct meaning from texts
    • recognize common abbreviations, e.g. p.m.
  • Locate information and ideas
    • locate specific information in a short text in response to invitation

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
    • using appropriate format and conventions when writing reply notes

Reply note to party

Brief Description:
A writing task about how to reply to a party invitation

User Tips:

  • Students can read the invitation card before writing the reply note.
  • After reading, students can discuss if they want to go to the party and support their answers with reasons.
  • Before writing, draw students' attention to the use of formulaic expression to start and end the short message.

3. Card Writing

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

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

   
  • Use formulaic expressions to begin and end a short written message, e.g. Dear Susan, / Love,
  • 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

Writing:

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

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:

4. Monster Shopping Trip

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

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

   
  • Use formulaic expressions to make and response to suggestions, e.g. Let's buy him a pair of shorts.
  • Use the simple present tense to express interests, feelings and opinions, e.g. Hairy Henry is a handsome green monster.
  • Use the simple past tense to describe activities or events in a story, e.g. They were so excited about Henry's birthday party.

Reading:

  • Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words by contextual or pictorial clues
  • Understand the connection between ideas by identifying cohesive devices, including connectives (e.g. but) and pronoun (e.g. he, him)

http://www.britishcouncil.org/kids-stories-monster-shopping-trip.htm

Brief Description:
An interactive story about how a group of friends buying birthday present for their friend

User Tips:

  • Before reading, students can discuss the birthday present they want to have.
  • After reading, draw students' attention to the use of cohesive devices and pronouns.

5. Invitations

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Recommended Resources
Source: www.kidscom.com
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

  • Use noun phrases to refer to dates, e.g. 7th October 2001
  • Use noun phrases to indicate time, e.g. 2 p.m.
  • Use noun phrases to identify places, e.g. My home.

Writing:

  • Provide personal ideas and information based on a model or framework provided
  • Use appropriate formats and conventions of short written texts such as invitation

http://www.kidscom.com/create/invites/invites.html

Brief Description:
An online writing tool to create invitations

User tips:

  • Before writing, draw students' attention to the use of appropriate convention in writing invitations.
  • After writing, students can print out their work.
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