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Module: Changes

Unit: Growing up

Level: KS2

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1. I am growing up

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

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Use phrasal verbs to indicate actions, e.g. I can clean up my bedroom.
  • Use reflexive pronouns to emphasise that someone does something without any help from anyone else, e.g. I could eat with a spoon by myself.
  • Use the modals 'could' and 'couldn't' to talk about abilities, e.g. I couldn't tie my shoelaces.
  • Use the connective 'when' to express time, e.g. I could eat with a spoon by myself when I was one.

Listening:

  • Locate specific information in spoken texts

Speaking:

  • Maintain an interaction by asking questions and replying

Reading:

  • Identify details that support the main ideas
  • Understand the connection between ideas by identifying cohesive devices

Writing:

  • Present main and supporting ideas, and where appropriate with elaboration
  • Draft, revise and edit written texts with teacher and/or peer support

http://cd1.edb.hkedcity.net/cd/eng/vocab09/ch2_mod5_content.htm

Brief Description:
A resource package about enhancing vocabulary learning and teaching on the topic 'I am growing up'

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2. My Album

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Source: ITE, EDB
Media: Powerpoint 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the modals 'can, could' to talk about general abilities in the present and in the past
  • Use the reflexive pronouns, e.g. myself, to emphasise the object of a verb is the same as the subject

Speaking:

  • Use simple phrases and sentences to communicate with others with the help of cues


My Album

Brief Description:
An album showing what a child could or couldn't do when he was younger

User Tips:

  • Students can talk about their childhood using 'could' and 'couldn't' based on the pictures.
  • Students can also compare their present ability in doing daily routine with those in the past using 'can' and 'could'.

3. Facts about growing up

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Source: http://kidshealth.org
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 and present situation

Reading:

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

Listening:

  • Locate specific information in spoken texts

http://kidshealth.org/kid/grow/index.html

Brief Description:
A web-site with articles embedded with audio recordings about growing up

User Tips:

  • Select a category (e.g. Body Stuff) and click on the titles for the information, e.g. I'm growing up - But am I normal?
  • Students can click on the 'Speaker' button to listen to the audio recording of the article.
  • The resources can be used for project learning.

4. Growing up

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Source: www.primaryresources.co.uk

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Stages in life, e.g. baby, toddler, adult
  • Use the interrogative pronoun 'what' to find out specific information about a person, e.g. What happens to our body when we get older?

Reading:

  • Predict the likely development of a topic by recognising key words, using personal experiences, and making use of context and knowledge of the world

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/pshe/powerpoint/growing_up.ppt

Brief Description:
A PowerPoint with questions about different stages in life

User Tips:

  • Show the first slide of the PowerPoint to introduce the vocabulary of different stages in life.
  • Elicit students' responses about the answers to the questions in the PowerPoint
  • For the more able students, they could be asked to compare the average age of people at different stages in life in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. (e.g. age to school)

5. The Growing Body

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

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Use the simple present tense to express simple truths and present situation

Reading:

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

http://www.e-learningforkids.org/Courses/Liquid_Animation/Growing_Developing/Growing_Body/index.html

Brief Description:
An e-learning package about the growing body

User Tips:

  • This resource is suitable for more able students.
  • Click on different characters to select different themes about the growing body, e.g. 'Being too short or too tall', 'Stages of development', 'Puberty'.
  • Click on the subtopics under each theme to have deeper exploration of the selected theme.
  • Before reading, teachers can set up questions for students to search the answers in the website.
  • After reading, click 'Take me to exercise' to do a quiz about the growing body.
  • Students can make use of this package for self-learning.
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