Back to Home

FIRST GRADE

UNIT 5

Places and Buildings

Unit purpose: The purpose of this unit is to enable students to describe the places where they or other people live, and to ask the way / give directions.

5.1. Giving simple information about places

Sample productions: There`s a hotel/a restaurant next to the bank/on Reforma Avenue; You can have a sandwich in the café/buy a plane ticket at the travel agency.

5.2. Asking the way and giving directions

Sample productions: (Excuse me,) Where`s the library/the cinema?; It`s on the corner (of Morelos and Zapata)/on Roosevelt Street; Where can I find a post office/buy a stamp?; How can I get to the park/the library; Go along this street/Atlanta Road; Turn right/left into Hidalgo Avenue; Go past the church/the mall; Is there a telephone/an Italian restaurant/...around here/near your house?; (Yes,) There`s one/It`s opposite the pharmacy/next to the subway station; No, there isn`t. (But there`s one/a Japanese restaurant/...on Lincoln street/in the town centre...).

GAMES AND ACTIVITIES

 

1.-PLACES AND BUILDINGS BINGO

Function: Giving simple information about places.

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

Procedure:

Back to Home

2.-PREPOSITIONS BASKET BALL

Function: Giving simple information about places.

Preparation: After studying prepositions of place: Next to, between, in front of, to the left of, to the right of, etc.

Material: Mini basket and tiny ball that could be found at a toy store. (See IDEAS FOR DIDACTIC MATERIAL first grade)

Procedure:

Back to Home

3.-HEAD FIGURES

Function: Giving simple information about places.

Preparation: After studying prepositions of place: Next to, between, in front of, to the left of, to the right of, etc.

Material: Two different colored head figures.

Procedure:

Back to Home

4.-PICTURE DICTATION

Function: Giving simple information about places.

Preparation: After studying prepositions of place: Next to, between, in front of, to the left of, to the right of, etc. and vocabulary of places.

Procedure:

Back to Home

5.-MAQUETTE

Function: Asking the way and giving directions and giving simple information about places.

Preparation: After studying directions: Go straight, turn left, turn right, etc.

Material: Maquette city and a remote controlled car. (See IDEAS FOR DIDACTIC MATERIAL first grade)

Procedure:

Back to Home

6.-MAP ON THE FLOOR

Function: Asking the way and giving directions and giving simple information about places.

Preparation: After studying prepositions of place: Next to, between, in front of, to the left of, to the right of, etc.

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

Procedure:

Back to Home

7.-HIDE AND SEEK

Function: Asking the way and giving directions.

Preparation: After studying directions: Go straight, turn left, turn right, etc.

Material: A tiny object (a ball or a doll)

Procedure:

Binational Program of Migrant Education.

Back to Home

8.-16 PICTURES

Function: Giving simple information about places.

Preparation: After studying: flower, houses, trees, bird.

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

Procedure:

Taken from: ESL TEACHER'S ACTIVTY KIT

9.-SMASHING A PLACE OF THE CITY

Function: Giving simple information about places.

Preparation: After studying: Definitions of places in the city, example: "It's the place where you buy gasoline", It's the place where you buy books", etc.

Procedure:

  • Write the names of places of the city on the whiteboard. Example: library, hospital, market, etc.
  • Two students pass to the front.
  • You have to say a definition,"It's the place where you buy medicines".
  • The first student who places his hand on the correct word of the whiteboard, wins.
  • Then, that word has to be erased.

Back to Home

www.ssenglishteacher.com Email: ssenglishteacher@gmail.com Design: Francisco Amador Garcia

www.exploringoaxaca.com

Culture, ecoturism, archaeology, beaches, legends, temples, convents, surfing, museums.