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Module: We Love Hong Kong

Unit: Special People, Special Things

Level: KS2

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6. Who am I?

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Source: www.songsofpraise.org
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Articles , Learning and Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the connectives 'when' to express time, e.g. When I was young, I had …'
  • Use the simple past tense to express past conditions, e.g. He spent ten years there.

Reading:

  • Predict the likely development of a topic by recognizing key words, using personal experiences, and making use of context and knowledge of the world
  • Recognize the format and language features of a variety of text types, e.g. riddles
  • Identify details that support the gist or main ideas

http://songsofpraise.org/whoami.php?puzzleid=14&typeprefix=P

Brief Description:
Online riddles for students to guess the famous people in the US.

User Tips:

  • Before reading the riddles, read the biographies in the resource “Biography for kids”
  • Choose some riddles that introduce people who students are familiar with (e.g. item 38-Helen Keller, item 49- Newton, item 64 -Phelps)
  • Ask students to read the descriptions and the pictures to guess the person.
  • Click “Check my answer” for some hints.
  • Teachers can use the Biography Card Trading WebQuest (http://www.getworksheets.com/samples/webquests/biography.html) to guide students to create biography cards.

Other resources  

Yip Wing Sze: A Talented Conductor
An online comprehension exercise about a conductor in Hong Kong
http://diy.fwg.hk/exercise.php?a=eng&e=conductor 

Computer Animator
An interactive exercise about a computer animator in Hong Kong
http://diy.fwg.hk/exercise.php?a=eng&e=animator

Biography Card Trading Web Quest Sample
A WebQuest guiding students to create biographical cards
http://www.getworksheets.com/samples/webquests/biography.html

How to write a biography
An article introducing the steps to write a biography
http://www.factmonster.com/homework/wsbiography.html

Stories about People (Biography)
A list of biographies of famous people
http://www.manythings.org/voa/people/
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