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Module: The World Around Us

Unit: Same and Different

Level: KS1

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1. The Monster Book

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Source: www.kizclub.com
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt Animation 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities , Stories 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary
    • Adjectives, e.g. big, little, tall, short, thin, fat
  • Use adjectives to describe people, animals, objects, e.g. A big monster, a little monster.

Reading:

  • Make prediction about stories, characters, topics of interest using pictorial clues and book cover
  • Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual or pictorial clues

Story
http://www.kizclub.com/storytime/monsters/first.html

Word Cards
http://www.kizclub.com/opposites.htm

Brief Description:
A story about monsters

User Tips:

  • Read the title of the book and ask students to guess what the story is about.
  • While reading, draw students' attention to the use of adjectives in the story.
  • After reading, students can use the 'Word Cards' to learn more adjectives.
  • For more able students, they can change the adjectives to make a new story.

2. Similar and Opposite Words

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

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary
    • Synonyms, e.g. rock & stone, loud & noisy
    • Antonyms, e.g. cold & hot, many & few

Reading:

  • Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual or pictorial clues

Listening:

  • Locate or provide specific information in response to simple instructions or questions

http://e-learningforkids.org/Courses/EN/L0701/index.html

Brief Description:
An e-learning package about synonyms and antonyms

User Tips:

  • Click on the crystal ball to start the learning package.
  • Listen to the explanation about synonyms and antonyms before doing the exercise.
  • This resource is suitable for self-learning.

3. Song - Conjunctions (and, or, but)

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Source: gardenofpraise.com
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Use the connective 'and' to link similar ideas or add information, e.g. Jim and Nancy fed the birds.
  • Use the connective 'or' to show choices or express alternatives, e.g. You use a hoe or use a rake.
  • Use the connective 'but' to link contrasting ideas, e.g. I like green but give me grey.

Listening:

  • Recognize the connection between ideas supported by appropriate cohesive devices, including connectives (e.g. and, but, or)
  • Identify key words in short utterances by recognizing the stress

http://gardenofpraise.com/mugram5.htm

Brief Description:
A song about the use of connectives'and', 'or', 'but'

User Tips:

  • Play the song and sing along with the students.
  • Draw students' attention to the use of the connectives in the lyrics.
  • Students can work in groups to change the words to make new lyrics.

4. Connectives - 'and' or 'but'

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Source: CCC Kei Wa Primary School (Kowloon Tong)
Media: Powerpoint 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the connective 'and' to link similar ideas or add information, e.g. Apples are healthy and they are delicious.
  • Use the connective 'but' to link contrasting ideas, e.g. Andy is smart but Amy is stupid.

Reading:

  • Understand the connection between ideas by identifying cohesive devices, including connectives (e.g. and, but, or)
  • Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual or pictorial clues

http://resources.hkedcity.net/resource_detail.php?rid=636312980

Brief Description:
A PowerPoint introducing the use of the connectives 'and' and 'but'

User Tips:

  • Teachers can use the PowerPoint to introduce the target language structure.
  • Draw students' attention to the use of connectives in the sentences.
  • Students can use the information provided in slide 11 of the PowerPoint to consolidate what they have learnt.

5. Literacy - Conjunctions

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Source: www.bbc.co.uk
Media: Animation 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the connective 'and' to link similar ideas or add information, e.g. I like to play cricket and football in the park.
  • Use the connective 'or' to show choices or express alternatives, e.g. She asked me whether I prefer maths or English.
  • Use the connective 'but' to link contrasting ideas, e.g. My cat doesn't like dogs but he does like to chase them.

Reading:

  • Understand the connection between ideas by identifying cohesive devices, including connectives (e.g. and, but, or)
  • Locate specific information in a short text in response to questions

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks1bitesize/literacy/conjunctions/index.shtml

Brief Description:
An interactive game about the use of the conjunctions 'and', 'or', 'but' and 'if'

User Tips:

  • Select the level of difficulty by clicking on 'Medium', 'Hard' or 'Really hard' to start the game.
  • Read the sentences and choose the correct conjunctions to complete the sentences.
  • Students can write their own sentences after playing the game.
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