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FIRST GRADE

UNIT 1

Personal Identification

Unit purpose: The purpose of this unit is to enable students to introduce themselves and others, and to exchange personal details.

1.1. Introducing oneself and other people

Sample productions: I`m Daniel; He/this is Tony; She/that is Paula; My/her name is Johana; He`s an accountant/a taxi driver; She`s a doctor/an atlethe; He/she`s 20/13... (years old); I`m from Mexico/England; He/she`s Canadian/chinese.

1.2. Asking for and giving personal details

Sample productions: What`s your/his name?; (My/His name is) Ana/Samuel; What`s your last name?; (My last name/ It is) Garcia; How old are you?; (I`m) 12/14 (years old); Where are they from?; (They`re from) Brazil/the United States; They`re Brazilian/American; What`s your telephone number/e-mail address?; (My telephone number/It is) 11128904; (My e-mail address is) secondary_kid@redescolar.org.mx; What`s your occupation?; What do you do?; I`m a student/an engineer.

GAMES AND ACTIVITIES

 

12.-PEOPLE I ADMIRE

Function: Introducing people.

Material: Pictures of people.

Procedure:

Based on the book: Teaching Large Multilevel Classes; Hess, Natalie.

11.-WHAT`S YOUR NAME? (FUNNY VOICES)

Funny ice-breaker in first lessons.

Function: Introducing oneself.

Preparation: Just ask: "What's your name?"

Material: A handkerchief .

Procedure:

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10.- BALL NAME GAME

Function: Asking and giving personal information.

Material: A soft bouncy ball.

Procedure:

Idea: Beth Gleason, UNSIS 2008.

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9.-PERSONAL INFORMATION BINGO

Function: Asking and giving personal information.

Material: Personal information bingo. (See IDEAS FOR DIDACTIC MATERIAL first grade)

Procedure:

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8.-TIC TAC TOE

Function: Asking and giving personal information.

Procedure:

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7.-PROFESSIONS BINGO

Function: Professions and occupations.

Material: Professions bingo. (See IDEAS FOR DIDACTIC MATERIAL first grade)

Procedure:

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6.-ERASE THE WORD

Game for practicing pronunciation.

Function: Asking and giving personal information.

Preparation: After practicing dialogues.

Procedure:

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5.-MAKING SENTENCES

Game to motivate the creative use of language.

Function: Asking and giving personal information.

Preparation: Practice questions and answers.

Procedure:

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4.-AUCTION

Grammar feedback game.

Function: Asking and giving personal information.

Preparation: Write 20 sentences, questions or phrases. You must include some grammatical mistakes in some sentences (not in more than 5 sentences).

Material: Toy money.

Procedure:

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3.-INTRODUCING PEOPLE

Function: Introducing people.

Preparation: After study "he is, she is, this is, countries, nationalities, professions"

Material: Visuals of people. (See IDEAS FOR DIDACTIC MATERIAL first grade)

Procedure:

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2.-BOARD GAME

Function: Introducing people, classroom language, numbers, alphabet.

Material: Board game. Dice with the numbers 1 and 2. (See IDEAS FOR DIDACTIC MATERIAL first grade)

Procedure:

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1.-PLAYING PROFESSIONS

professions role play.

Function: Professions and occupations.

Material: You are going to need toys which imitate workers tools. You can find them on a toy store, such as doctor, carpenter, plumber, mechanic, engineer, etc.

Procedure:

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