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Lesson 5: Think Positive
« on: March 07, 2012, 10:25:20 pm »
This is a thread for any lesson material for Thomas Orr Middle School English 2 Lesson 5: Think Positive.  Please share your contributions here~!
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Re: Lesson 5: Think Positive
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012, 12:01:39 pm »
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Re: Lesson 5: Think Positive
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012, 01:45:01 pm »
Here is my lesson for Grade 2 Lesson 5 from the old thread.

Grade 2 Lesson 5


Re: Lesson 5: Think Positive
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2012, 08:26:04 am »
This is just for the first part of the Speak Out Section.

Started out by talking to them about the far side comic. But...they didn't really get it! I think it got one laugh.

So anyways...next I show them the dialogue (it's in the powerpoint) and we go through a few examples of situations where you'd say "I'm sorry to hear that" and "Oh, that's too bad". Then I had them do the activity from page 63 in partners.

After that we go back to the powerpoint and basically play a Bomb game. Before starting I preteach the vocabulary (arrow, test, fail, on fire, burn, die, lose, toast, headache, back) to help them out. I divided them into 3 and then each team into A and B. So they see the picture and they have to fill in the problem that goes there (i.e. "My house is on fire")

So once they know the middle part A says the black dialogue and B says the problem. Then they switch. Provided they do a good job, they get to pick a number from 1-18 and get points, bomb, change points or whatever.

My students are pretty low level but this was easy for them and it kept them practicing the target language for the whole class.


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Re: Lesson 5: Think Positive
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2012, 01:45:39 pm »
Just so you know minamteacher, the link you put up there directs us to your lesson for Grade 3 Lesson 5, rather than Grade 2!



Re: Lesson 5: Think Positive
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2012, 11:26:15 pm »
This is just for the first part of the Speak Out Section.

Started out by talking to them about the far side comic. But...they didn't really get it! I think it got one laugh.

So anyways...next I show them the dialogue (it's in the powerpoint) and we go through a few examples of situations where you'd say "I'm sorry to hear that" and "Oh, that's too bad". Then I had them do the activity from page 63 in partners.

After that we go back to the powerpoint and basically play a Bomb game. Before starting I preteach the vocabulary (arrow, test, fail, on fire, burn, die, lose, toast, headache, back) to help them out. I divided them into 3 and then each team into A and B. So they see the picture and they have to fill in the problem that goes there (i.e. "My house is on fire")

So once they know the middle part A says the black dialogue and B says the problem. Then they switch. Provided they do a good job, they get to pick a number from 1-18 and get points, bomb, change points or whatever.

My students are pretty low level but this was easy for them and it kept them practicing the target language for the whole class.

This looks great! But there is no bomb game in the ppt you uploaded.


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Re: Lesson 5: Think Positive
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2012, 10:14:15 am »
I don't know how the game went, because I only got through the pig-personality (Slide 79 starts the personality test) drawing. (Slide 98 starts the game)

Remove slide 3 and change slide 2


Re: Lesson 5: Think Positive
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2012, 07:03:00 pm »

This looks great! But there is no bomb game in the ppt you uploaded.

It's kind of a DIY bomb game. Just use the pictures as the questions and write the numbers on the board. The students answer a question by completing the dialogue. If they get it right ask them to choose one of the numbers. You have a piece of paper that tells you whether the number is a bomb, points, switch scores etc...I'm not that good at powerpoint to make an actual bomb game yet.


Re: Lesson 5: Think Positive
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2012, 07:14:42 pm »
Here's my ppt for Lesson 5 part 1 - expressing sympathy, which has been adapted from other powerpoints I have found on this site.

I normally do a warm up at the start of class where they listen to a song and fill in the missing lyrics. In this lesson I used The Beach boys 'wouldn't it be nice'

Then we go through the main vocabulary and then the students create  their own role plays for expressing sympathy on the worksheet and present them at the end of class.


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Re: Lesson 5: Think Positive
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2012, 09:17:21 am »
Here's the PPT I made for the Speak Out section. I hope someone will find it useful! For the "I'm sure he will"/"How can you be so sure?" dialog, I showed the students some funny Youtube videos and paused them and asked them for their predictions. They seemed to really enjoy the lesson, and it was maybe even too long for the 45-minute period.
The first few slides were about Buddha's birthday; you can disregard those, or keep them in if you so wish.


Re: Lesson 5: Think Positive
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2012, 01:35:34 pm »
Speak Out Part 2

Will question.
Thanks to the person who made the slideshow for the animal fightclub, I used your slides.
Ss had to write two sentences:
i.e The lion will win.
The lion is strong.

Each group said their prediction before playing the video.
used candy as a means to bet.
Ss loved it. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Re: Lesson 5: Think Positive
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2012, 04:36:48 pm »
This is my powerpoint for the second speak out section. First we talked about what a blender is and then I showed them a "Will it Blend" video. Actually I showed them a few because they found it pretty interesting. Anyways...that introduces "will..." and then we go through the text examples.

Then we did an activity. I put them in groups and give each group a whiteboard. Each slide features a still from a youtube video. The students have to write a question that asks about what will happen. The first question should be something like "will he score a goal?" Once everybody has a question we choose one and repeat it a few times. Then their reward is that they get to watch the video. You'll have to preteach some vocab for it to make sense. Anyways -- they'll enjoy the videos if nothing else.


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Re: Lesson 5: Think Positive
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2012, 08:59:50 am »
These ppts are amazing! I wish I had all of your skills. These are all giving me great ideas for creating my own. Thank you all very much! They have made my life so much easier because I am new here and am still figuring out how to lesson plan and teach.


Re: Lesson 5: Think Positive
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2013, 12:36:45 pm »
this animal fight club slide show looks really perfect!  i'm just curious, are there videos to go along with it?  or do you just tell the answer?


Re: Lesson 5: Think Positive
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2013, 02:57:03 pm »
this animal fight club slide show looks really perfect!  i'm just curious, are there videos to go along with it?  or do you just tell the answer?

If you mean my ppt, If you click on the movie reel on the first slide showing the bear and the puma, it is a hyperlink to the youtube video. Sorry...
When each segment was over, I paused the video and pressed the "windows" key and switched back to the ppt.


Re: Lesson 5: Think Positive
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2013, 06:01:09 pm »
Lesson 5 Part A
I'm sorry to hear that


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Re: Lesson 5: Think Positive
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2013, 02:05:53 pm »
Some great material here, thank you.

I have to say that the "animal fightclub" in my opinion (and my coworkers' strongly agreed) may not be appropriate material to use. Having kids bet on animals mauling each other may have been a crowd pleaser, I'm sure they did "love it", but it doesn't mean it's a suitable choice to make and not all schools/coteachers will be okay with it. I can think of plenty of things my students (boys in particular) would like to watch in class but you have to be sensible about what you're showing them and encouraging them to do. There are far tamer video clips you can bet on like "Will he score a goal?" and so on, that don't leave you open to complaints/criticism.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2013, 02:32:38 pm by phoebe100 »


Re: Lesson 5: Think Positive
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2013, 02:57:27 pm »
Some great material here, thank you.

I have to say that the "animal fightclub" in my opinion (and my coworkers' strongly agreed) may not be appropriate material to use. Having kids bet on animals mauling each other may have been a crowd pleaser, I'm sure they did "love it", but it doesn't mean it's a suitable choice to make and not all schools/coteachers will be okay with it. I can think of plenty of things my students (boys in particular) would like to watch in class but you have to be sensible about what you're showing them and encouraging them to do. There are far tamer video clips you can bet on like "Will he score a goal?" and so on, that don't leave you open to complaints/criticism.

phoebe100
Yes, I must agree with you.
It has a lot to do with the students and the teachers.
Last year, my students really enjoyed it, and there was no problem with showing the video clips.
These animals were not purposefully pitted against each other to battle it out, so there is no harm in it.
But, this year, the students responded exactly like you might have predicted they would. They were bored, etc.

If you can gauge your students reaction to them watching this, then I think there is no problem.
If you show students aggressive, bloody, fighting, cruelty type videos every lesson, I can understand the teacher having an issue with that.
But these videos can hardly constitute a co teacher having an issue with your lesson?
I could be mistaken...
My co teachers didn't say anything.


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Re: Lesson 5: Think Positive
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2013, 09:46:33 pm »
Some great material here, thank you.

I have to say that the "animal fightclub" in my opinion (and my coworkers' strongly agreed) may not be appropriate material to use. Having kids bet on animals mauling each other may have been a crowd pleaser, I'm sure they did "love it", but it doesn't mean it's a suitable choice to make and not all schools/coteachers will be okay with it. I can think of plenty of things my students (boys in particular) would like to watch in class but you have to be sensible about what you're showing them and encouraging them to do. There are far tamer video clips you can bet on like "Will he score a goal?" and so on, that don't leave you open to complaints/criticism.

phoebe100
Yes, I must agree with you.
It has a lot to do with the students and the teachers.
Last year, my students really enjoyed it, and there was no problem with showing the video clips.
These animals were not purposefully pitted against each other to battle it out, so there is no harm in it.
But, this year, the students responded exactly like you might have predicted they would. They were bored, etc.

If you can gauge your students reaction to them watching this, then I think there is no problem.
If you show students aggressive, bloody, fighting, cruelty type videos every lesson, I can understand the teacher having an issue with that.
But these videos can hardly constitute a co teacher having an issue with your lesson?
I could be mistaken...
My co teachers didn't say anything.

Hello

Yes it all depends on your students and coteachers. I got a terrible response and ticked off by a VP once for showing what I and my coteacher thought was a harmless funny cartoon that included (I can't quite remember) something very slightly gory. It really was nothing (to me, most of the students and my coteacher) and I didn't see the problem but apparently a student went home and showed the clip to their mother and she complained. I've been very wary since then.

My coteachers saw the animal fight video today when I was looking for materials and were adamant we shouldn't encourage "betting on violence" even if it's nature it's not to be encouraged so not appropriate. The lion versus the bull looks like they have been penned in together to fight, maybe that's not the case but they thought the clips were too vicious. I kind of agree, I don't think we should encourage kids to bet on that. Over the top maybe but everyone sees things differently (some students are very sensitive and complain to their parents about the most minimal of things in schools) so I tend to play it very safe with what I use. A lot of coteachers may not bat an eyelid but you may well have one (or a student) that's unhappy about it and has an over the top reaction. No big deal but sometimes it's better to check first or just use something else.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2013, 09:53:29 pm by phoebe100 »