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Module: Happy Days

Unit: A bag of laughs - Stories

Level: KS2

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1. Story Time

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Source: CDI, EDB
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt Animation 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities , Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Use the simple past tense to express past events
  • Use adjectives to describe people, things, and events

Listening:

  • Listen for explicit and implicit meaning

Reading:

  • Predict the likely developments of topics through recognizing key words, and making use of context and knowledge of the world
  • Recognise the format and language features in narrative texts

Writing:

  • Develop written texts by
    • reconstructing information and ideas from print and other media
    • expressing own ideas and feelings
    • presenting the writing using appropriate layout and visual support

Instructions

Story Writing

Brief Description:
A task about story writing

User Tips:

  • Teachers should read the 'Instructions' for installation of the programme.
  • Students can select a story, 'The Magic Hair' or 'A Ride in the Clouds' to start writing.
  • Before writing, teachers show the first page to students and ask them to guess the development of the story.
  • Students can go through the interactive task step by step. After reading the first part of the story, students can write the new ending.
  • After writing, students can save their work and share with others.

2. Saving Princess Nancy

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Source: BCA, EDB
Media: Animation 
Resources Types: Learning and Teaching Packs , Interactive Teaching Materials , Stories 

Learning Objectives

Resource

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Appearance, e.g. wavy, curly, slim
    • Personality, e.g. gentle, brave
    • Clothing and Accessories, e.g. crown, slippers, necklace
  • Use adjectives to describe people's appearance and personality, e.g. She is tall and slim. She is gentle and friendly.

Reading:

  • Work out the meaning of the unknown words by using context and knowledge of the world
  • Scan for specific information in a short text in response to questions

Listening:

  • Locate specific information in spoken texts

Writing:

  • Provide personal ideas and information based on a model or framework provided
  • Gather and share information, ideas and language by using strategies such as brainstorming, building concept maps

http://wlts.edb.hkedcity.net/filemanager/file/english/Saving_Princess_Nancy/Saving_Princess_Nancy_Overview.htm

Brief Description:

An interactive story of saving the princess

User Tips:

  • Students can respond to questions while reading and predict the likely development of the story content.
  • In 'Task 1-Knowing Princess Nancy', students are required to identify Princess Nancy from the description of her appearance and personality.
  • 'Task 2 -Finding Princess Nancy' is a listening task to identify particular people who can help the prince on his way to save the princess.
  • Task 3 and 4 are for more able students. Students can learn the proper order or using adjectives and write about Prince Henry in the tasks.

3. My Storymaker

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Source: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Use declarative sentences to make statements
  • Use interrogative sentences to ask questions

Writing:

  • Use story structure that comprises setting, characters, problems, events and solutions
  • Draft, revise and edit written texts with teacher and / or peer support
  • Present writing using appropriate layout and visual support such as illustrations, tables and charts

http://www.carnegielibrary.org/kids/storymaker/

Brief Description:
An online writing tool for writing stories with picture illustrations

User Tips:

  • Teachers could demonstrate how to create a story using this writing tool.
  • Before writing, students should plan the story plot.
  • Click 'Little Kids Site' and 'Story Maker' to start writing.
  • Type in the name of the author to start.
  • Students can read the instructions before writing the story.
  • Students can select the setting, the characters and write the story.
  • When the writing is completed, click 'Preview' to preview the story or click 'End' to save and print out the story.

4. Myths and Legends - Story creator

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Source: e2bn.org
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities , Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Use declarative sentences to make statements
  • Use interrogative sentences to ask questions

Writing:

  • Use story structure that comprises setting, characters, problems, events and solutions
  • Draft, revise and edit written texts with teacher and / or peer support
  • Present writing using appropriate layout and visual support such as illustrations, tables and charts

http://myths.e2bn.org/story_creator/

Brief Description:
An online story creator with picture illustrations

User Tips:

  • It is an advanced tool for more able students.
  • Before writing, students should plan for the story plot.
  • Students can select the setting, characters and objects for the story.
  • When the story is completed, students can print out the frame or the whole story.
  • Students can register for a free account for extra functions like audio recording, upload pictures and save the story created.

5. Stories

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Source: www.inklesstales.com
Media: Web page Animation 
Resources Types: Stories , e-books 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Use the simple past tense to describe activities or events in a story

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 some common text types, e.g. stories

Listening:

  • Identify the gist or main ideas in simple spoken texts, e.g. short stories, with the help of cues

http://www.inklesstales.com/stories/

Brief Description:
A list of stories created by kids and prompts for creating a story

User Tips:

  • Click on any titles to read and listen to the stories.
  • After reading, teachers can make use of worksheets to analyze the structure of the stories.
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