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Module: Changes

Unit: Growing Up – graduation

Level: KS2

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1. Graduation

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Source: www.buzzle.com
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Features 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Use the present perfect tense to relate past events to the present, e.g. We have made it.
  • Use the future tense to talk about future events, actions and processes, e.g. We will all feel the sadness of leaving.

Reading:

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

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/195261.html

Brief Description:
A poem about graduation

User Tips:

  • Read the first few lines of the poem and ask students to guess the title of the poem.
  • After reading, draw students' attention to the use of words in the poem to express the author's feeling.

2. Graduation Poem

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Source: www.dltk-holidays.com
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Articles 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use adverbs or adverb phrases to express manner, e.g. Try hard to learn all you can.
  • Use adverbs or adverb phrases to express degree, e.g. There is so much to know.

Reading:

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

http://www.dltk-holidays.com/graduation/mgradpoem.html

Brief Description:
A poem which the teacher writes to a student at graduation

User Tips:

  • Teachers can click 'Colour' for the coloured version and 'B&W' for the plain version.
  • Teachers can follow the instruction to print out the poem and post it in the classroom.
  • After reading, draw students' attention to the rhyming pairs in the poem.

3. Graduation Day

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Source: www.apples4theteacher.com
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Worksheets 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Words associated with graduation, e.g. tassel, award, college, ceremony, gown

Reading:

  • Locate specific information in a short text in response to questions
Writing:
  • Provide personal ideas and information based on a model or framework provided

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/graduation/

Brief Description:
Worksheets and printouts about graduation

User Tips:

  • Elicit from students their feelings about leaving school.
  • Registration is required to use the online tools to write interactive poems.
  • Click 'Interactive acrostic poems' to write a poem about graduation.
  • Click 'Graduation printables and worksheets' to do word searches, word jumbles that use words associated with graduation.

4. School Year Memories

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Source: www.tikatok.com
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials , e-books 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple past tense to talk about past activities or events, e.g. I participated in a lot of activities.
  • Use the simple present tense to express interests, feelings and opinions, e.g. Some of my favourite sports are

Writing:

  • Provide personal ideas and information based on a model or framework provided
  • Use appropriate cohesive devices, e.g. also
  • Present writing using appropriate layout and visual support such as illustrations

http://www.tikatok.com/starters/view/to/go/title/school-year-memories

Brief Description:
An online writing tool to write a booklet about memories at school

User Tips:

  • Before writing, students should plan what to write by reading the whole framework of the book.
  • Read the instructions to add images and text to each page.
  • Registration is required to preview the finished writing. The registration is free.
  • After registration, students can save the writing and share it with others.

5. Graduation – making portfolio

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Source: ITE, EDB
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Learning and Teaching Packs , Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple past tense to talk about past activities or events
  • Use the simple present tense to express interests, feelings and opinions, e.g. I like English best.

Reading:

  • Provide personal ideas and information based on a model or framework provided
  • Present writing using appropriate layout and visual support such as illustrations

https://sites.google.com/site/graduation1011/home

Brief Description:
An online writing tool to write a book about memories at school

User Tips:

  • Teachers can show the song 'Auld Lang Syne' to lead in the topic and explain the meanings of the song in modern English.
  • Students can follow the steps to complete an online portfolio.
  • Teachers can refer to 'Teacher Page' for more information.

Other resources  

When I Grow Up
An ETV programme about how a group of students present their dreams and wishes
http://resources.hkedcity.net/resource_detail.php?rid=609167577

Auld Lang Syne
The traditional song we sing when we say goodbye. The lyrics are translated into modern English and audio clip is embedded.
http://www.manythings.org/songs/ckmp3-auld-learn.html

Print and Send
Printable graduation cards
Congratulations: http://www.billybear4kids.com/post/you-print/school.html
I'm graduating: http://www.billybear4kids.com/post/you-print/graduating.html

School year reflection form
A worksheet for students to do reflection on their progress of learning
http://www.lauracandler.com/filecabinet/misc/schoolyearreflections.pdf

Merpy's Graduation
A short story about what happened at the graduation ceremony.
http://www.merpy.com/graduation/index.html

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