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Module: Caring and Sharing

Unit: Keeping Pets

Level: KS1

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6. My New Pet

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Source: www.gigglepoetry.com
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities , Articles 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Pets, e.g. puppy, snake, rabbit
  • Use the simple past tense to talk about past activities or events

Reading:

  • Recognize the format and language features of some common text types, e.g. poem
  • Understand intention, attitudes and feelings conveyed in a text by recognizing features such as the choice and use of language

http://www.gigglepoetry.com/poem.aspx?PoemID=293&CategoryID=11

Brief Description:
A poem about choosing a pet in a pet shop

User Tips:

  • Before reading, highlight the animals in the poem and ask students to guess where the story happened.
  • After reading, draw students' attention to the language features of the poem, e.g. the rhyming pairs.
  • After reading, students could try to find out the feeling conveyed in the text.

7. Pets at the Animal Shelter

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Source: www.britishcouncil.org
Media: Animation 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials , e-books 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Pets, e.g. dogs, hamster, guinea pig
  • Use formulaic expressions to make suggestions, e.g. 'How about a dog?'
  • Use the modal 'can' to talk about abilities, e.g. They can wiggle their ears. They can jump.

Reading:

  • Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual or pictorial clues
  • Skim a text to obtain a general impression and the gist or main ideas with teacher support

Brief Description:
A story about how a family choose a pet in a the animal shelter

User Tips:

  • Before reading, students could share their experience in adopting pets or buying pets.
  • Guide students to read the first page and learn the names of animals.
  • After reading, draw students' attention to the use of the modal 'can' to talk about abilities of different animals.
  • Click 'Print an activity to do with the story' to download a set of worksheets about the story.
  • Click 'Paint it' to do listen-and-paint activity.

8. Pets - listening

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

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple present tense to express simple truths, e.g. It swims around in a big bowl.
  • Use adjectives to describe animals, e.g. It's very furry.

Listening:

  • Identify key words in short utterances by recognizing the stress
  • Locate or provide specific information in response to simple instructions or questions

http://www.elllo.org/english/Games/G039-Pets.html

Brief Description:
A listening exercise on guessing the right pets

User Tips:

  • Click 'Begin Game' to start the listening exercise.
  • For less able students, revise the features of the pets before listening.

9. Hamsters

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Source: www.abctech.com
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Worksheets 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple present tense to express simple truths, e.g. Hamsters eat mostly fruit and nuts.
  • Use the interrogative pronoun 'what' to find out specific information about a person, object or event, e.g. What kind of animal is a hamster?

Reading:

  • Skim a text to obtain a general impression and the gist or main ideas with teacher support
  • Understand the connection between ideas by identifying appropriate cohesive devices, including connectives, e.g. because and pronouns, e.g. they

http://www.abcteach.com/free/r/rc_hamsters_primary.pdf

Brief Description:
A piece of reading comprehension about hamsters

User Tips:

  • Teachers can print out the worksheets.
  • Draw students' attention to the use of simple present tense while reading the text.
  • Draw students' attention to the question words before they do the quiz.

10. My Pet

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

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple present tense to describe habitual actions, e.g. I feed my pet.

Reading:

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

Speaking:

  • Pronounce correctly letters of the alphabet and words in isolation, e.g. pet, wet

http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/Word_Family_12.2-_et_Teacher_Version.pdf 

Brief Description:
Printable book about pets and the 'et' sound

User Tips:

  • Before reading, students could discuss what they usually do with their pets.
  • After reading, students can list the habits mentioned in the book.
  • Draw students' attention to the words with 'et' sound mentioned in the story.
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