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Module: Changes

Unit: Wishes and Dreams

Level: KS2

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1. A Fish with a Wish

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Source: www.scholastic.com
Media: Animation Audio 
Resources Types: Stories 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Forms

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple past tense to describe activities or events in a story, e.g. One day he found a sunken ship.

Reading:

  • Make predictions about stories, characters, topics using pictorial clues and book cover
  • Predict the likely development of a topic by recognizing key words, using personal experience, and making use of context and knowledge of the world

http://www.scholastic.com/clifford/read/fish_story/fish_story.htm

Brief Description:
An interactive story about how a fish had a wish come true

User Tips:

  • Read the book cover before reading the content of the book.
  • Students can click 'Read the story to me' to listen to the story while reading.
  • Students can guess the development of the story before turning the page.
  • After reading, students can talk about their own wish.

2. ETV - Make a Wish

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Source: Educational Television Unit, EDB
Media: Video 
Resources Types: ETV 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the interrogative pronouns 'what' to find out specific information about a person, e.g. What does Anne like to do?
  • Use the verb 'want' to express preferences, ideas and plans, e.g. Anne wants to be a musician.

Listening:

  • Identify the gist or main ideas by recognizing the stress in connected speech
  • Locate specific information in response to simple instructions or questions

Writing:

  • Provide personal ideas and information based on a model or framework provided

mms://wmedia.hkedcity.net/archive/etv/2/ento511_150k.wmv

Brief Description:
An ETV programme about a group of children make wishes

User Tips:

  • Students can answer the questions in COPYMASTER1 while watching the programme.
  • After watching the programme, students can write their own wish in COPYMASTER 2 and interview their classmates to write up a wish list.
  • Read the Teachers' Notes for more activities.

3. What do you wish you had more time to do?

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Source: www.elllo.org
Media: Audio 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the verb 'wish' to talk about wishes, e.g. I wish I had more time to read.

Listening:

  • Identify the gist or main ideas by recognizing the stress in connected speech
  • Locate specific information in response to simple instructions or questions

http://www.elllo.org/PagesMixer/20-MX-MoreTime.htm

Brief Description:
A listening exercise about what people wish to do when they have more time

User Tips:

  • Click on the face of each person to listen to the audio recording.
  • After listening, students can answer the comprehension questions before proceeding to another part.
  • For less able students, they can click 'Text' to read the scripts before listening.

4. A Birthday Wish

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Source: Kristine Alyssa
Media: Animation 
Resources Types: Stories 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple past tense to describe activities or events in a story, e.g. Owen felt the package.

Reading:

  • Make predictions about stories, characters, topics using pictorial clues and book cover
  • Predict the likely development of a topic by recognizing key words, using personal experience, and making use of context and knowledge of the world

http://storybird.com/books/a-birthday-wish/

Brief Description:
An online book about Owen the rabbit made its birthday wish

User Tips:

  • Read the book cover before reading the content of the book.
  • Students can guess the development of the story before turning the page.
  • After reading, students can talk about their birthday wish and write up a birthday wish list for the class.

Other resources  

Do you have a wish?
A reading comprehension worksheet about the wishes of different people
http://www.abcteach.com/free/r/rc_primary_wishes.pdf

Story - I wish (KS1)
An online story about a caterpillar wishes it could fly
http://www.kizclub.com/storytime/iwish/caterpillar.html

A mother's wish
A story written by a mother about her wishes to the child
http://storybird.com/books/a-mothers-wish/

Wish
Notes and interactive exercises about 'wish'.
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