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Module: Fun and Games

Unit: Birthday Party

Level: KS1

Suggested Learning and Teaching Resources

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6. Birthday - How old are you?

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Source: www.english-4kids.com / www.eslkidslab.com
Media: Powerpoint words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Worksheets , Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

   
  • Use the interrogative adverbs 'how' to ask about age, e.g. How old are you?
  • Use the interrogative adverb 'when' to ask about time, e.g. When is your birthday?

Reading:

  • Identify key words for the main idea in a sentence

Speaking:

  • Use simple phrases and sentences to communicate with others with the help of cues
  • Participate effectively in an oral interaction

Writing:

  • Use the basic conventions of written English
    • use print script
    • use capital and small letters

PowerPoint
http://www.english-4kids.com/powerpoint/birthday.pps

Telling age Worksheets
http://www.eslkidslab.com/worksheets/age/index.html

Brief Description:
A set of PowerPoint and worksheets to talk about birthday and ages

User tips:

  • Teachers can show the PowerPoint to introduce the topic 'Birthday'.
  • Students can work in pairs to talk about their age and make use of the worksheet 'When is your birthday?' to do a survey about their classmates' birthday. (http://www.eslkidslab.com/worksheets/set3/months/birthday%20class%20survery.pdf)
  • Students can make use of the worksheets to practise the language forms.

7. Daniel's birthday party

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Source: Educational Television Unit, EDB
Media: Video 
Resources Types: ETV 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

   
  • Use the interrogative adverbs 'how' to ask about age, e.g. How old are you?
  • Use the interrogative adverb 'when' to ask about time, e.g. When is your birthday?
  • Use formulaic expressions to express good wishes, e.g. Happy Birthday.
  • Use formulaic expressions to express thanks, e.g. Thank you.

Listening:

  • Locate specific information in response to simple instructions or questions

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

mms://wmedia.hkedcity.net/archive/etv/2/ento204_450k.wmv

Brief Description:
An ETV programme about how Daniel celebrates his eighth
birthday

User tips:

  • While watching the programme, students can answer the questions in COPYMASTER1.
  • After watching the programme, students can practise writing an invitation card in COPYMASTER 2.
  • Read the Teachers' Notes for more activities.

8. When is your birthday?

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Source: www.elllo.org
Media: Audio 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials , Assessment Tools 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

   
  • Use noun phrases to refer to dates, e.g. 23rd July
  • Use the interrogative adverb 'when' to ask about time, e.g. When is your birthday?

Listening:

  • Locate specific information in response to simple instructions or questions

http://www.elllo.org/english/Mixer/69-Birthday.html

Brief Description:
An interactive listening exercise about people from different countries talking about their birthday

User tips:

  • Click on one speaker and listen to him/her talking about his/her birthday
  • For less able students, click the 'On' button of 'Text View' for reading the transcripts while listening
  • For more able students, play the whole audio under 'Transcript' and ask students to summarize the birthday of different people.

9. To Grandma's Party

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Source: www.bbc.co.uk
Media: Web page Animation 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

   
  • Use formulaic expressions to express good wishes, e.g. Happy Birthday!
  • Use prepositions to indicate days and places, e.g. on Saturday, in the garden

Reading:

  • Locate specific information in a short text in response to questions
  • Recognize the format and language features of some common text types, e.g. cards

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/digger/5_7entry/3continue.shtml

Brief Description:
An interactive story and games about how a group of kids prepare for Grandma's birthday party

User tips:

  • Click on 'An Invitation' to read the story and complete the invitation card.
  • Click on 'Presents' to help kids prepare a card and presents for Grandma.
  • Click on 'At the party' to play game at the party.
  • After reading the story, students can talk about how they prepare for Granny's birthday.

10. Birthday Angel

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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 nouns to identify objects, e.g. Can I have a robot for my birthday?
  • Use adjectives to describe objects, e.g. I'd like to have a blue school bag.
  • Use formulaic Expressions to begin and end a letter, e.g. Dear Birthday Angel,; How are you?; Cheers,

Reading:

  • Recognize the format and language features of some common text types, e.g. letters
  • Recognize common abbreviations and contracted forms, e.g. I'd like to…

Writing:

  • Use appropriate formats and conventions of short written texts such as greeting cards, notes, personal letters

http://wlts.edb.hkedcity.net/filemanager/file/english/Birthday_Angel/Birthday_Angel_Overview.htm

Brief Description:
List of resources to learn the writing of greeting cards and notes

User tips:

  • Teachers can show 'Birthday Angel' to students to lead in the topic.
  • Students can practise the use of formulaic expressions and letter format with the interactive activities, 'Letter to Birthday Angel' and 'Writing Letters'.
  • Authorware 6 is required to view the interactive tasks.

Other resources  

The Magic Bell
An ETV programme about a group of children talking about their birthday
http://resources.hkedcity.net/resource_detail.php?rid=1605938723

Card Templates
Interactive templates for writing cards. After writing, students can save the file or print the card.
Invitation card: http://www.hkedcity.net/edb/teachingresources/files/peng/Writingtemplate/invitation_card.pdf
Card:  http://www.hkedcity.net/edb/teachingresources/files/peng/Writingtemplate/card.pdf

Invitation
Read the invitation card and answer the questions
http://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/language_arts/reading_comp/elem/ver5/

Our Birthdays (Numbers)
A PowerPoint about how to talk about the date of birthday
http://resources.hkedcity.net/resource_detail.php?rid=1825337823

Integrating language arts into the English language curriculum at KS1 - birthdays, jobs
A school-based project about birthdays and jobs in a family
http://cd1.edb.hkedcity.net/cd/languagesupport/article/english/article_19/action.htm

Listening exercise: Happy Birthday!
An online listening exercise on a father celebrating the birthday with the son
http://www.esl-lab.com/birthday/birthdayrd1.htm

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