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FIRST GRADE

UNIT 2

Action in progress

Unit purpose: The purpose of this unit is to enable students to give and obtain information about possessions and to describe actions that are in progress at the moment of speaking.

2.1. Asking and answering questions about personal possessions

Sample productions: It/this is Ana`s/her skirt/sweater; These/those are mario`s/his jeans/glasses: Is that my/your jacket/scarf?; Yes, it is; No, it isn`t; Are these/those your gloves/tennis shoes?; Yes, they are; No, they aren`t.

2.2. Describing what people are wearing and/or doing at the moment of speaking

Sample productions: They`re sitting/standing next to/in front of Mary; He/she is wearing boots/jeans; Are they playing/eating?; Yes, they are; No, they aren`t; Is he /she wearing blue jeans/a black jacket?; Yes, he/she is; No, he/she isn`t; What are you doing? We`re watching TV/studying; What is he/she wearing?; (he/she is wearing) red shorts/a white t-shirt.

GAMES AND ACTIVITIES

19.-MISSING PERSON

Function: Describing what people are wearing.

Material: Color pencils, or magazines.

Procedure:

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

18.-CLOTHES BINGO

Function: Describing what people are wearing.

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

Procedure:

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17.-NAME THE CLOUDS

Function: Possessives.

Procedure:

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16.-MY FAVORITE MOVIE IS "THE MATRIX"

Function: Possesives.

Material: Sand clock (suggested of a minute)

Procedure:

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15.-THIS IS JUAN`S SCARF

Activity which involves realia.

Function: Asking and answering about personal possesions.

Material: Authentic garments. Clock.

Procedure:

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14.-THIS IS MY BOOK

Function: Possesives.

Material: A book.

Procedure:

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13.-JUST A MINUTE

Function: Describing what people are wearing.

Preparation: After studying "he/she is wearing..." and clothing vocabulary.

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

Procedure:

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12.-PASSING THINGS AROUND THE CLASSROOM

Function: Asking and answering about personal possesions.

Preparation: After studying "he/she is wearing..." and clothing vocabulary with "this is". Example: "this is Juan's scarf"

Material: Authentic garments.

Procedure:

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11.-MIMIC GAME

Activity that involves movement.

Function: Describing what people are doing.

Preparation: After studying "ing verbs".

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

Procedure:

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10.-PICTURE DICTATION

Function: Describing what people are doing.

Preparation: After studying "ing verbs".

Procedure:

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9.-DESCRIBING VISUALS

Function: Describing what people are doing.

Preparation: After studying "ing verbs".

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

Procedure:

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8.-TIC TAC TOE

Function: Describing what people are doing.

Preparation: After studying "ing verbs".

Procedure:

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7.-VIDEO TAPING A CLASS

Function: Describing what people are doing.

Preparation: After studying "ing verbs".

Material: Videocamera.

Procedure:

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6.-WHAT ARE THEY DOING

Function: Describing what people are doing.

Preparation: After studying "ing verbs".

Material: Magazines or newspapers. Scissors and glue.

Procedure:

5.-WATCHING VIDEOS

Function: Describing what people are doing.

Preparation: After studying "ing verbs".

Material: Video, sketch or short movie with lots of action.

Procedure:

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4.-VENN DIAGRAM

Format to improve vocabulary.

Function: Personal possesions (clothing)

Material: Venn's diagram. (See IDEAS FOR DIDACTIC MATERIAL first grade)

Procedure:

Binational Program of Migrant education.

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3.-A-B DICTATION

Strategy for practicing speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Function: Descrbing actions in progress.

Preparation: Write two different texts on two cardboards. One in red color and another in black which include descriptions of actions in progress.

Material: Cardboards.

Procedure:

  • Form pairs. Students must decide who is "A" and who "B".
  • Stick the cardboard in red on the whiteboard and the one in black on the opposite wall.
  • Student "A" has to run and read the text in red and then go back where his/her partner is and dictate the text. Student "B" has to write it down.
  • Then student "B" stands up and run to the text in black, read it and go back to dictate it to his/her partner who has to write it down.
  • The pairs who first write the whole texts win..

Sent by teacher Janet García Martinez, Esc. Sec. Gral 165 from Chalcatongo, Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mex.

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2.-16 WOMEN

Juego para hablar y adivinar.

Function: Descrbing actions in progress.

Preparation: After studying: standing, holding, wearing, box, flower, hat, dress, black, white..

Material: 16 women worksheet. (See IDEAS FOR DIDACTIC MATERIAL first grade)

Procedure:

  • Provide each student with a worksheet.
  • Each student has to choose one of the 16 women available and describe her as following:
  • 1)She is (verb) + ing (+direct object) or (on_________). "She is wearing a black dress".
  • 2)She is not (verb) + ing (+direct object) or (on_________). "She is not standing on a box".
  • 3)She is not (verb) + ing. "She is not wearing a hat".
  • One student has to read aloud his/her description.
  • The rest of the class has to guess whom he/she is talking about.
  • The student who guesses, passes to the front of the class and read his/her description.
  • Also, some questions can be asked:
  • 1)Is she (verb) + ing (+direct object) or (on_________)? "Is she wearing a hat?".
  • 2)Yes, she is.
  • 3)No, she isn't. No, she is not.
  • If questions are going to be asked, one student passes to the front of the class and he/she is interviewed about the woman he/she chose by answering "yes" or "no".
  • Again, the student who guesses, passes to the front and so on.

Taken from: ESL TEACHER'S ACTIVTY KIT

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1.-SKAANES' FORMAT

Function: Talking about personal possesions (clothing).

Material: Copies of Skaane's format (See IDEAS FOR DIDACTIC MATERIAL first grade)

Procedure:

  • Provide each a student with a format.
  • In the space"Español", Students write in that language the name of the garment. In the space "English", The english word.
  • In the space "Picture", students have to draw the garment or stick a cutout.
  • This format is ideal for homework.

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