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Module: We Love Hong Kong

Unit: Special People, Special Things

Level: KS2

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1. Interviewing a Celebrity

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Recommended Resources
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 are your plans for next year?'
  • Use the relative pronouns “who” to link ideas or add information to a noun or noun phrase, e.g. 'What advice would you give to young people who want to become animators when they grow up?'
  • Use the auxiliary verbs “do” to seek information, e.g. 'Do you like working abroad?'

Speaking:

  • Open an interaction by introducing oneself giving some details and eliciting a response by asking questions or providing information on a topic, e.g. We're doing a project on Hong Kong celebrities. Can I ask you a few questions?
  • Maintain an interaction by predicting the likely development of a conversation and responding accordingly.
  • Close an interaction by using appropriate formulaic expressions, e.g. I've come to the end of my interview now. Thank you for your time!

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

http://resources.hkedcity.net/resource_detail.php?rid=860975335

Brief Description:
An ETV programme introducing the skills and steps to interview a celebrity

User Tips:

  • Introduce the main characters and the interviewees (celebrities) in the programme.
  • While watching the programme, highlight the steps in preparing for the interview.
  • After watching the programme, revise the interview questions in COPYMASTER1.
  • Use the interview form in COPYMASTER 3 to conduct an interview task.
  • Read the Teachers' Notes for more activities.

2. Special People Special Thing

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Source: Ching Chung Hau Po Woon Primary School & ITE, EDB
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Project-based Learning 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple past tense to express past conditions
  • Use the simple present tense to thoughts and ideas

Reading:

  • Recognize the presentation of ideas through headings, paragraphing, spacing, italics, bold print and punctuation

Writing:

  • Gather and share information and ideas by using strategies such as brainstorming, questioning
  • Use appropriate formats, conventions and language features when writing a variety of text types, e.g. biography

http://www.hkedcity.net/edb/teachingresources/project/?p=specialpeople&path=/main

Brief Description:
An online project about writing a biography of special people

User Tips:

  • Students can click on different sections and follow the process in doing the project.
  • Teachers can refer to 'Teacher page' for the notes.

3. Famous people lessons

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Source: www.famouspeoplelesson.com
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Project-based Learning , Learning and Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the connective 'so' to show results, e.g. He was not successful in Hollowood, so he returned to Hong Kong.
  • Use the simple past tense to express past activities or events, e.g. He spent ten years there.

Reading:

  • Recognize the format and language features of a variety of text types, e.g. biographies
  • Skim a text to obtain a general impression and the gist or main ideas

Listening:

  • Locate specific information in spoken texts

Speaking:

  • Open an interaction by eliciting a response by asking questions or providing information on a topic, e.g. What do you know about Jackie Chan?
  • Asking and responding to others' opinions, e.g. What do you think of Jackie Chan?

http://www.famouspeoplelessons.com/

Brief Description:
A webpage includes online exercises, reading articles and downloadable resources on famous people

User Tips:

  • Students can choose some people that they are familiar with (e.g. Jackie Chan, Yao Ming).
  • Download the materials in document or PDF format. Play the mp3 file while students are reading article about the famous people.
  • For more able students, use the “Student Survey” form to conduct speaking activity.
  • For less able students, divide students in groups and ask them to put the sentences in order using “Put the text back together”.
  • Students can finish the “Online exercise” as an extended activity.
  • This website can be used for project-based learning about famous people.

4. Steps to write a biography

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Recommended Resources
Source: www.timeforkids.com
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Teachers' Reference , Learning and Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple past tense to express past conditions, e.g. She finally became an astronaut.

Reading:

  • Recognize the format and language features of a variety of text types, e.g. biographies

Writing:

  • Use appropriate formats, conventions and language features when writing a variety of text types, e.g. biographies
  • Draft, revise and edit written texts with teacher and/or peer support by using available references or resources, e.g. biography checklist

http://www.timeforkids.com/homework-helper/a-plus-papers/biography

Brief Description:
A webpage introducing the steps to write a biography.

User Tips:

  • Before writing, show the 'model biography paper' to students and highlight the format and language features of a biography.
  • Ask students to search for information and organize the information using the 'idea organizer'.
  • After writing, ask students to review their work using the 'checklist'.

5. Biography for kids

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Source: www.gardenofpraise.com
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Project-based Learning , Learning and Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple past tense to express past conditions, e.g. She had a high fever.
  • Use the connectives 'while, when' to express time, e.g. When she went to college, her teacher Anne…
  • Use the connective 'if' to express conditions, e.g. If she wanted bread, she pretended to be cutting a loaf.

Reading:

  • Recognize the format and language features of a variety of text types, e.g. biographies
  • Identify details that support the gist or main ideas

http://gardenofpraise.com/leaders.htm

Brief Description:
A webpage includes biographies of famous people.

User Tips:

  • Choose some biographies that introduce people whom students are familiar with (e.g. Helen Keller, Michael Phelps)
  • While reading, students can write down information on the worksheets in 'PRINTABLES'.
  • For less able students, use the activity sheets in 'PRINTABLES' to familiarize with the words in the biographies.
  • Teachers can use the resource “Who am I?” to consolidate students' understanding about the famous people.
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