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Module: Relationship

Unit: Send a message - Thanks

Level: KS2

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1. Teacher poems

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Source: www.poemsource.com
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Articles 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple present tense to express simple truths
  • Use formulaic expressions to express thanks

Reading:

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

http://www.poemsource.com/teacher-poems.html

Brief Description:
A web-site with a list of poems to express gratitude to teachers

User Tips:

  • Before reading, brainstorm ideas what students can do to thank their teachers.
  • Scroll down the page to read different poems about teachers.
  • Draw students' attention to the rhyming pairs and the choice of language in the poems.

2. Thank a Teacher

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Source: www.teacherthankyoucard.org
Resources Types: Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use formulaic expressions to express thanks

Listening:

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

Reading:

  • Understand intention, attitudes and feelings conveyed in a text by recognizing features such as the choice and use of language

Writing:

  • Use the appropriate formats, conventions and language features when writing a variety of text types, e.g. greeting cards

http://www.teacherthankyoucard.org/

Brief Description:
A video about how to say thank you to teachers

User Tips:

  • Introduce the Teacher's Day to students and discuss with them the reasons for setting up such a day.
  • Click 'Play video' to start the video.
  • Click 'See the virtual mural' to view the thank you note written by students.
  • Students can click 'Add a card' to write their own thank you card to the teachers.

3. Thank You Teacher Poems and Messages

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Source: http://festivals.iloveindia.com
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Articles 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Use formulaic expressions to express thanks
  • Use the simple present tense to express interests, feelings and opinions
  • Use the simple past tense to talk about past conditions and past needs, interests and feelings

Reading:

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

Thank You Teacher Poems
http://festivals.iloveindia.com/teachers-day/poems/thank-teacher-poem.html

Thank You Messages for Teachers
http://festivals.iloveindia.com/teachers-day/celebrations/teachers-day-messages.html

Brief Description:
A web-site with poems and messages giving examples of saying thank you to teachers

User Tips:

  • Read the poem 'My Teacher' and 'Teacher Appreciation Poem' in 'Thank You Teacher Poems'.
  • While reading, draw students' attention to the choice of language in the poem and the structure of acrostic poems.
  • After reading the poems, encourage students to read some sample messages in 'Thank You Messages for Teachers'.

4. Writing a Thank You Note

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

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Use formulaic expressions to express thanks
  • Use the simple present tense to express interests, feelings and opinions

Reading:

  • Recognise the format and language features of some common text types, e.g. notes and messages

Writing:

  • Use appropriate formats, conventions and languages features when writing a variety of text types, e.g. notes and messages

Worksheet 1
http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/writing/thank-you-notes.pdf


Worksheet 2

http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/writing/thank-you-notes2.pdf

Brief Description:
Two printable worksheets about writing a thank you note

User Tips:

  • Read the example of a thank you note in 'Worksheet 1' and draw students' attention the format of the text type.
  • After reading, students can follow the instructions and write a thank you note in 'Worksheet 2'.
  • For more able students, they can write their own thank you note to their teachers.

Other resources  

Thank Teacher Cards
An online tool to send thank you cards to teachers
http://www.dgreetings.com/thank-you-cards/teacher.html

Teacher Appreciation Printables
A web-site with cards templates, colouring pages and gift ideas for students to say thank you to teachers
http://www.kidprintables.com/thankyounotes/

Examples of thank you messages to teachers
How to thank your teacher http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/4-11-2006-93271.asp
Words to thank a teacher http://www.buzzle.com/articles/words-to-thank-a-teacher.html
Thank you letter to teacher http://www.buzzle.com/articles/thank-you-letter-to-teacher.html

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