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Module: The Magic of Nature

Unit: Natural Disaster

Level: KS2

Suggested Learning and Teaching Resources

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1. A typhoon is coming!

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

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the modal 'should' to express obligations and prohibitions, e.g. We should keep away from the windows.
  • Use the modals 'may' to express future possibilities, e.g. They may break.

Reading:

  • Work out the meaning of an unknown word or expression by using visual clues, context and knowledge of the world
  • Recognize the format and language features of a variety of text types, e.g. weather report

Writing:

  • Use a small range of language patterns such as different verb forms and structural patterns

http://resources.hkedcity.net/resource_detail.php?rid=80702968 

Brief Description:
An exemplar task with activity sheets related to the topic of typhoon

User Tips:

  • Read the 'Weather report' with students.
  • Show the 'Pictures' and elicit students' ideas about what people should do when there is a typhoon.
  • Students can make a list of safety precautions using the 'Activity sheet'.
  • Use different levels of activity sheets in 'Appendix' to cater for learner diversity.

2. Story about Tsunami

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Recommended Resources
Source: NOAA/NWS; UNESCO IOC
Media: Web page words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Stories 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple past tense to describe activities or events in a story, e.g. The afternoon grew dark.
  • Use the simple present tense to talk about present states, e.g. It is warm and sunny in Honolulu.

Reading:

  • Work out the meaning of an unknown word or expression by using visual clues, context and knowledge of the world
  • Skim a text to obtain a general impression and the gist or main ideas

Story: Tsunami warning (By NOAA/NWS)
http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/about/tsunami.book/book01.htm

Story: How the Smart Family survived a Tsunami (By UNESCO IOC)
http://ioc3.unesco.org/itic/files/how_smart_family_survived_tsunami.pdf

Brief Description:
Two stories about what people do when there is a tsunami

User Tips:

  • Read the book cover to predict the content before reading the content of the book.
  • Draw students' attention to the language structure while reading.
  • Students can guess the development of the story before turning the page.
  • After reading, students can write about what they should do when there is a tsunami.

3. The Disaster Area

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Recommended Resources
Source: FEMA
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Stories , Articles 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple past tense to describe activities or events in a story, e.g. The twins went into the kitchen.
  • Use the simple present tense to express simple truths, e.g. Flooding happens during heavy rains.

Reading:

  • Work out the meaning of an unknown word or expression by using visual clues, context and knowledge of the world
  • Skim a text to obtain a general impression and the gist or main ideas

Speaking:

  • Present information, ideas and feelings clearly and coherently

Facts about the disaster
http://www.fema.gov/kids/dizarea.htm

Story - The Disaster Twins
http://www.fema.gov/kids/twins/

Brief Description:
A web-site with stories and facts about disasters, such as floods and earthquakes

User Tips:

  • Divide students into groups and each group is assigned a disaster area to explore.
  • Students read facts and relevant information about the disaster, e.g. 'Photos', 'Things to Know', 'Disaster Supply Kit' or click 'What Did you Learn?' to do a quiz about disasters.
  • Students can share their findings with classmates.
  • For more able students, they can read the story 'The Disaster Twins' as an extended activity.
  • The web-site could be used as resources for project learning.

4. Natural Disaster WebQuest

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Source: www.northcanton.sparcc.org
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Articles , Project-based Learning 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple present tense to express simple truths

Reading:

  • Recognize the presentation of ideas through headings, paragraphing, spacing, italics, bold print and punctuation

Writing:

  • Gather and share information and ideas by using strategies such as brainstorming, questioning
  • Use appropriate formats, conventions and language features when writing a variety of text types, e.g. brochure

http://www.northcanton.sparcc.org/~hck/cgi-bin/wq_teacher_page.pl?id=science7&wq=2

Brief Description:
A WebQuest guiding students to research and present the causes and effects of natural disasters

User Tips:

  • Show the 'Introduction' to student to introduce the context of the project.
  • Students can click on different sections to look for relevant information and do the project step by step.
  • Students can write a brochure using the template (http://www.northcanton.sparcc.org/~hck/data/science7/webquests/wq2/files/SCIENCE_WEBQUEST_Brochure_Template.doc).

5. Listening: Have you even been in a natural disaster?

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Source: www.elllo.org
Media: Web page Audio 
Resources Types: Assessment Tools 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the auxiliary verb 'have' to seek information, e.g. Have you ever been in a natural disaster?
  • Use the present perfect tense to relate past events to the present, e.g. I haven't been in a natural disaster.

Listening:

  • Predict the likely development of a topic by recognizing key words, using personal experiences, and making use of context and knowledge of the world
  • Locate or provide specific information in response to simple instructions or questions

Listening exercise
http://www.elllo.org/english/Mixers/Q097Disaster.htm

Script
http://www.elllo.org/english/Mixers/T097-Disaster.htm

Brief Description:
An interactive listening activity about the experience of different natural disasters

User Tips:

  • Students can use picture cues to guess what the topic is about before listening.
  • For less able students, click 'On' button to view the transcript while listening.
  • For more able students, finish the 'Basic Quiz' as extended activity.
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