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Module: The Magic of Nature

Unit: Natural Disaster

Level: KS2

Suggested Learning and Teaching Resources

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6. News Report: Disaster Relief and Other Emergencies

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Source: www.esl-lab.com
Media: Web page Audio 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple past tense to talk about past activities or events, e.g. The fire broke out at the building.

Reading:

  • Recognize the format and language features of a variety of text types, e.g. news report

Listening:

  • Locate specific information in spoken texts, e.g. news report

Brief Description:
A news report about a fire that broke out in a building

User Tips:

  • Click 'Play' to watch the news report to learn about the situation.
  • Click on the words in blue to learn about their meanings.
  • Students can answer the questions in 'Exercise' after watching the news report.

7. Newspaper writing

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Source: www.primaryresources.co.uk
Media: Powerpoint words, xls, pdf, txt Animation 
Resources Types: Worksheets , Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple past tense to express past activities or events
  • Use the simple present tense to talk about present states

Reading:

  • Recognize the format and language features of a variety of text types, e.g. newspaper article

Writing:

  • Use appropriate formats, conventions and language features when writing a variety of text types, e.g. newspaper article

PowerPoint
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/powerpoints/newspapers_VM.ppt

Flash
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/powerpoints/newspapers_VM.swf

Newspaper framework
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/pdfs/newspaper_framework.pdf

Brief Description:
A PowerPoint, flash and a framework about how to write a newspaper article

User Tips:

  • Show the 'PowerPoint' or 'Flash' to introduce the elements of a newspaper article.
  • Students can write a newspaper article using the 'Newspaper framework' as group writing.
  • Students can practice writing a newspaper article using 'Writing task - Local news' (http://www.purplemash.com/localnews/).
  • For less able students, use 'News story' under 'Other resources' as an example before writing.

8. Tsunami

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Source: FEMA; www.elllo.org; NOAA/NWS
Media: Web page words, xls, pdf, txt Audio 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple past tense to express past activities or events
  • Use the simple present tense to express simple truths

Reading:

  • Skim a text to obtain a general impression and the gist or main ideas
  • Recognize the presentation of ideas through headings, paragraphing, spacing, italics, bold print and punctuation

Listening:

  • Locate or provide specific information in response to simple instructions or questions

Tsunami for kids (By FEMA)
http://www.fema.gov/kids/tsunami.htm

Brief Description:
A website, a listening task and a printable worksheet about tsunami

User Tips:

  • Students could share their knowledge about tsunami before reading.
  • Students can read 'Tsunami for kids' to find out what tsunami is and the safety measures we should take when there is a tsunami.
  • Use the 'Worksheet' to consolidate what students have learnt about tsunami.
  • For more able students, they can listen to 'Thai Tsunami' to know more about the tsunami happened in Thailand in 2004.

9. Information about typhoon

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Source: news.bbc.co.uk
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Articles 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple past tense to express past activities or events
  • Use the simple present tense to express simple truths

Reading:

  • Skim a text to obtain a general impression and the gist or main ideas
  • Recognize the presentation of ideas through headings, paragraphing, spacing, italics, bold print and punctuation
  • Recognize the format and language features of a variety of text types, e.g. information text

Typhoon in Taiwan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_8190000/newsid_8192200/8192208.stm

Animation about the formation of typhoon
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_7030000/newsid_7032500/7032527.stm

A news report about a typhoon in Hong Kong
http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/world/newsid_3202000/3202249.stm

Brief Description:
List of web-sites providing factual information about typhoons

User Tips:

  • Before reading, students could share their experience when there is a typhoon.
  • Students can read the web-sites to find out what a typhoon is and the safety measures we should take when there is a typhoon.
  • The resources can be used for project learning.

10. Information about earthquake

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Source: www.sheppardsoftware.com; www.usgs.gov
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Articles 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple past tense to express past activities or events
  • Use the simple present tense to express simple truths

Reading:

  • Skim a text to obtain a general impression and the gist or main ideas
  • Recognize the presentation of ideas through headings, paragraphing, spacing, italics, bold print and punctuation
  • Recognize the format and language features of a variety of text types, e.g. information text

Facts about 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/Asiaweb/factfile/Unique-facts-Asia17.htm

Earthquake for kids (By www.usgs.gov)
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/

Brief Description:
List of web-sites providing factual information about earthquakes

User Tips:

  • Before reading, students could share their knowledge about the earthquake around the world especially in China.
  • Students can read the resources to find out what earthquake is and the safety measures we should take when there is an earthquake.
  • The resources can be used for project learning.
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