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Module: Changes

Unit: Health - Health & Illnesses

Level: KS2

Suggested Learning and Teaching Resources

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1. I'm too ill

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Source: www.britishcouncil.org
Media: Animation 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials , Stories 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Illnesses, e.g. sore throat, headache, tummy ache
  • Use adverbs to express degree, e.g. I'm too ill to see the doctor.
  • Use exclamation marks at the end of sentences to show strong feelings, e.g. Ouch! It hurts!

Reading:

  • Work out the meaning of an unknown word or expression by using visual clues, context and knowledge of the world

Listening:

  • Understand the speakers' intention, attitudes and feelings through their choice and use of language, gestures and facial expressions

Story
http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories/im-too-ill


Matching game

Brief Description:
A short story and a matching game about illnesses

User Tips:

  • Before reading, invite students to share their experience of getting sick.
  • While reading, draw students' attention to the vocabulary about illnesses.
  • After reading, students can play the 'Matching game' to consolidate what they have learnt.

2. Disease Prevention

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Recommended Resources
Source: www.e-learningforkids.org
Media: Web page Animation 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials , Learning Software 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Illnesses, e.g. heart disease, skin cancer
  • Use the simple present tense to express simple truths, e.g. Keeping your heart healthy is one of the most important ways to stay fit.

Reading:

  • Recognize the presentation of ideas through headings
  • Predict the likely development of a topic by recognizing key words, using personal experiences, and making use of the context and knowledge of the world

http://www.e-learningforkids.org/Courses/Liquid_Animation/Keeping_Healthy/Disease_Prevention/index.html

Brief Description:
An e-learning package about preventing diseases

User Tips:

  • The package is suitable for self-learning.
  • Click on the person in the picture to start learning about preventing diseases (e.g. Healthy heart, Sun protection, Immunisation).
  • For more able students, they can click on 'Take me to the Exercise' to do a quiz to consolidate what they have learnt.
  • For less able students, they can play the 'Sunskin Game' to select appropriate clothes for a trip to the beach.

3. Asthma

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Recommended Resources
Source: www.brainpop.com
Media: Web page Animation 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities , Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple present tense to express simple truths, e.g. People with asthma have trouble breathing.  

Reading:

  • Work out the meaning of an unknown word or expression by using visual clues, context and knowledge of the world


Listening:

  • Use audio clues, contextual clues and knowledge of the world to work out the meaning of simple spoken texts

http://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/asthma/

Brief Description:
An animated movie about asthma

User Tips:

  • The resources are suitable for cross-curricular activities about diseases.
  • Click on 'CC' to show the subtitles.
  • While watching the animation, students can jot notes about asthma.
  • After watching the animation, students can do the 'Quiz' and 'Activities' to consolidate what they have learnt.
  • For more able students, they can click on 'FYI' or 'Questions and Answers' to learn more about asthma.

4. Disease Detectives WebQuest

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Recommended Resources
Source: Jackie Dipzinski @ East Irondequoit's Middle School
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Project-based Learning 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Illnesses, e.g. fever, cough, ache
  • Use the simple present tense to express simple truths

Reading:

  • Scan a text to locate specific information by using strategies such as looking at headings and repeated words

Writing:

  • Present writing using appropriate layout and visual support such as illustrations, tables and charts

http://eicsd.k12.ny.us/staffweb/jdipzinski/Curriculum/7th%20Grade/Diseases/Web%20Quest/Disease%20Detectives/Disease%20Detectives.htm#Home

Brief Description:
A WebQuest which guides students to carry out Project Learning on diseases

User Tips:

  • The WebQuest can be used to carry out Project Learning.
  • Show the 'Introduction' to students to introduce the context of the project.
  • Students can follow the 'Students Guidelines' for detailed steps and use the 'Data Sheet' to organize the information.
  • Students can follow the 'Presentation Rubric' to prepare a six-page PowerPoint presentation and present the work in class.

5. The Cold

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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



  • Vocabulary:
    • Illnesses, e.g. cold, sore throat, cough
  • Use the simple present tense to express present state

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

http://www.elllo.org/english/0001/048-Conrad-Sick.htm

Brief Description:
A listening exercise about a person who has a cold

User Tips:

  • Before listening, students can look at the picture and predict what the topic is about.
  • For more able students, click on 'Hide Text' to hide the subtitles.
  • Students can do the online 'Comprehension Quiz'  after listening or reading.
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