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Module: Caring and Sharing

Unit: Keeping Pets

Level: KS1

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1. Buying Pets

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

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills



  • Use nouns/ noun phrases to identify animals and objects, e.g. guinea pigs and carrots.
  • Use nouns/ noun phrases to refer to more than one object, e.g. 4 guinea pigs.
  • Use the simple present tense to express interests, e.g. I like to keep a rabbit.
  • Use adjectives to describe animals, e.g. It is small and quiet.
  • Use the simple present tense to express simple truths, e.g. Rabbits are small and quiet.
  • Use pronouns to identify people and animals, e.g. I like to keep a rabbit. It is small and quiet.

Reading:

  • Construct meaning from texts
    • predict the meaning of unfamiliar words by using context or picture cues
  • Locate information and ideas
    • locate specific information in a short text in response to questions

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

Buying Pets

Brief Description:
A variety of tasks about buying pets

User Tips:

  • In Part 1, students look at the picture and write down the number of animals in the pet shop.
  • In Part 2, students can match the food for different animals.
  • In Part 3, students write about two pets they would like to keep based on the example.
  • In Part 4, students can draw and write descriptions about their favourite pet.

2. Pets

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

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  • Vocabulary:
    • Pets, e.g. dog, goldfish
    • Homes of pets, e.g. doghouse, cage, fish bowl
  • Use the simple present tense to talk about simple truths, e.g. A dog lives in a doghouse. Pets need food, water and exercise.

Reading:

  • Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual or pictorial clues
  • Confirm the meaning by re-reading the paragraph

Story
http://www.kizclub.com/storytime/pets/first.html

Mini-book
http://www.kizclub.com/Topics/animals/petbook.pdf

Brief Description:
An online story about pets

User Tips:

  • Before reading, students can discuss what they know about pets, e.g. 'Where do they live?', 'What do they need?'
  • After reading, students can summarize the information in the story about pets.
  • Students can re-read the story online to get more information about pets.
  • Students can write about the pets using the 'Mini-book'.

3. Let's Take Care of our Pets

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Source: pbskids.org
Media: Audio 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities 

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  • Vocabulary:
    • Pets, e.g. hamsters, bunnies
  • Use the simple present tense to describe habitual actions, e.g. give them food, brush their hair

Listening:

  • Recognize the repeated expressions in simple spoken texts

Reading:

  • Skim a text to obtain a general impression and the gist or main ideas with teacher support

http://pbskids.org/barney/children/music/letstakesw.html

Brief Description:
A song about taking care of pets

User Tips:

  • Let students listen to the song to introduce the topic of pets.
  • After listening to the song, elicit from students the kinds of pets mentioned in the song.
  • Discuss with students how they can take care of their pets.

4. What pet do you like?

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Source: www.eslkidslab.com
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt Audio 
Resources Types: Worksheets , Learning and Teaching Packs 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Pets, e.g. dog, turtle, frog, parrot
  • Use the interrogative pronoun 'what' to find out specific information about a person, e.g. What pet do you like?
  • Use the simple present tense to express interests, feelings and opinions, e.g. I like parrots.
  • Use adjectives to describe animals, e.g. It is cute. It is playful.
  • Use the connective 'because' to give reasons, e.g. I like parrots because they are cute.

Reading:

  • Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual or pictorial clues
  • Confirm meaning by re-reading a sentence or paragraph

Speaking:

  • Participate effectively in an oral interaction

Video
http://www.eslkidslab.com/lessons/course3/videos/pets/index.html

Flashcards
http://www.eslkidslab.com/flashcards/set3/pets/index.html

Worksheets
http://www.eslkidslab.com/worksheets/set3/pets/index.html

Brief Description:
A video on choosing pets

User Tips:

  • Before watching the video, show the flashcards to introduce the topic of pets to pupils.
  • After watching the video, students can work in pairs to practise the language forms, e.g. 'What pet do you like?' 'Why do you like …?'
  • Students can make use of the worksheets to conduct a survey about their favourite pet or practise language forms.

5. The Perfect Pet

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

Learning Objectives

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  • Use the simple past tense to describe activities or events in a story
  • Use adjectives to describe animals, e.g. A rabbit is nice and quiet.

Reading:

  • Understand the information provided on the book cover (e.g. title, author)
  • Make predictions about stories, characters, topics of interest by using personal experiences and knowledge of the world
  • Recognize the format and language features of some common text types, e.g. stories

http://www.storyplace.org/preschool/activities/petsonstory.asp

Brief Description:
A story about a girl choosing a pet in a pet shop

User Tips

  • Before reading, read the title and the book cover to predict what the story is about.
  • After reading, draw students' attention to the format and language features of a story.
  • Click on 'Online Activity - pick a pet' to conduct a listening activity on finding a pet.
  • Click on 'Take home activity' to make a puppet.
  • Click on 'Reading List' to find out more related reading materials.
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