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  • sheila
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Lesson 1: The Best Gift for My Son
« on: October 23, 2012, 05:15:32 pm »
This is a thread for any lesson material for Ji Hak Sa Middle School English 3 Lesson 1: The Best Gift for My Son.  Please share your contributions here. Be sure to explain exactly what you are posting and please do not post multi-level materials in this thread. Also, any review lessons or materials should be posted in the review section for this grade. If you can't find what you're looking for here, be sure to check back with the old thread for the entire book series,4935.0.html . Best of luck in your lesson planning!
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Re: Lesson 1: The Best Gift for My Son
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2013, 02:03:02 pm »
These are my uploads for Speaking and Speaking Activities A only. Speaking and Speaking Activities B will be a different lesson. I used a lot of content in the PowerPoints from teatoast. Thanks in advance, teatoast!

For the activity, I have "Cut-up Kabaldi". Divide the class into three groups. Each team will have 4 sentences taken from the dialogue on page 11. These sentences will be cut up and given to them in no order. As a class, read the dialogue with the corresponding 4 sentences "missing". Each team must fill in the missing sentence by finding the right words and arranging them into a correct sentence. Whichever team first finishes arranging the sentence correctly wins a point. The team with the most points at the end wins.

The word document will have sets of three sentences, one for each group.

If this is confusing, you can look at the PowerPoint where I explain it using visuals.

Hope this helps!

  • namerae
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Re: Lesson 1: The Best Gift for My Son
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2013, 09:46:19 am »
I borrowed some games and PPTs from other parts of Waygook, but am posting here to make it easier to find and download. Sorry for any re-posts.

#1 - Lesson 1 Introduction - Prepares the students for the listening activities in the book. I recommend playing the Warm Up Word Song first, since it wakes them up and gets them ready to speak English.

#2 - Advice Adventure Game - I had to modify this from the original because the pictures were too raunchy for my school (3rd grade boys are a bit...hormonal already). I put in some "anime" girls I thought they'd like (Saber from Fate Stay Night). You can change the pictures to your own liking. Credit to the original artist is in the slides.

(Note: I'm teaching 4 classes per lesson, so it breaks down into Introduction, Listening, Speaking, and Review. I am asked to rely on the book heavily. My advice is to expand on the book and do extra activities around the vocab and key expressions. Especially if your classes are low level like mine, you won't need to elaborate too much on grammar since the Korean teacher will cover it in her solo class. Repetition! It's your best friend.)

I also showed a Maroon Five remake vid of "Payphone" using a Minecraft animation for warm up when the coteacher wasn't able to come. This usually kills about 5 minutes and gets them talking - they love Minecraft.

Lesson Review coming soon.

Added Lesson Plan.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2013, 08:27:48 am by namerae »

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Re: Lesson 1: The Best Gift for My Son
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2013, 02:58:46 pm »
For the review class (class #4 after Introduction, Listening, and Speaking), I have made a review quiz (Notebook Quiz) and chosen Mad Libs as the  review game. (~20-25 min)

The review quiz is straight-forward: cut the handout in half, have students write their answer, then switch papers with another group and check in class. In my class, 8/10 or above will get a "personal star" or reward according to whatever system you use. When they've checked, have them keep it in their file or notebook as a reference for the test.

Now, the game requires some prep. You may not have the same number of groups as me, and your students may not know how to play. Don't worry, I have a PPT to explain.

Very low level students will need help.
Walk around the room and ensure that each student is participating. If they aren't, give them a job (like looking up a word in the dictionary).
Make sure they have plenty of word examples before attempting it. Dictionaries can be hard to figure out (do you remember middle school?).
Ensure that they are using the right part of speech by testing it out on YOUR copy of the story before they stand up and read. This way they'll have more confidence. (Aka - if they write "see" instead of "seeing", give them a hint that they need -ing)

If some students refuse to work, assign them a number (their student number works for this) and tell them they are in charge of THAT number. Write it down for later so you can call on them specifically.

Show PPT. Explain rules.
Give the first half of the handout. Let them complete before giving them the second half.
Set a time limit and use a timer to keep things flowing. Nothing like pressure to get kids to work.
Make a special prize for making you laugh the most. Candy is okay, but funny things are better. Go to a joke shop and buy something super cheap, or something small from Daiso that's "Funny". It'll go over very well!

Note: In my group 6's, the students are usually unmotivated and don't like to do work because it's furthest from the teacher's desk. That's why they have the most sentences. You can always restructure these to work for your class.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2013, 10:06:44 am by namerae »

  • aemann
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Re: Lesson 1: The Best Gift for My Son
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2013, 11:50:46 am »
This is my introduction Powerpoint to the lesson. It goes over the dialog line-by-line. The translation on the slides is from the teacher's guide book.

I have my students translate from Korean to English at first to practice. My classes are mixed-level, so there are kids who are practically fluent sitting next to kids who can barely count to 30. I want to make sure everyone knows what the sentences mean. Except for the review of the dialog, all the translations are my own. My Korean is pretty low-level, so sorry for any mistakes there might be. No kids have yelled out that something was spelled wrong yet.

All of my kids know what the 31 game / Baskin Robbins / 삼십일 게임 is, so I didn't need to explain the instructions. I like that way of picking volunteers because it is semi-random, but the kids can conspire against each other. I had one kid say "29, 30, 31" just to make his partner angry.

My co-teachers like the translation-based approach, since it really helps the lower-level kids. I know it isn't a perfect method for learning a language, but it gets the lower-level kids to understand and answer.

The kids are also obsessed with bomb games. I used the Mario game template this week. I've tried other games last year, and the kids just aren't into them. They are only interested in a game if there is a chance that they can screw over another team. I changed up some of the points to make it a little more interesting ("S" gives 7 points). And I tell the students that Bowser means that all teams lose all points.

Even the low-level kids who have a lot of trouble saying the sentences love the games (and the co-teacher helps them if they need it). I'm at an all-boys middle school, so I usually use pictures of soccer or baseball or whatever boys like.

A warning about this bomb game, I taught kids some words in the first week, and I review those words a little bit in the game (단어 and 과거 시제 in this game). You might want to change those questions.

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Re: Lesson 1: The Best Gift for My Son
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2013, 08:20:01 am »
We made a video for the function file phrases for this chapter. It can be used in addition to, or in place of, the cheesy videos on the CD. It should be much more entertaining for the chil'ens. Hope it's useful!

(By the way, if youtube is blocked at your school, make sure you have the "s" after "http" and it should work fine.)

I've also attached the dialogue.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2013, 08:47:49 am by mlkurtz26 »

Re: Lesson 1: The Best Gift for My Son
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2013, 03:02:59 pm »
Here is my lesson for the speaking part of Lesson 1: The Best Gift for My Son (I only teach the speaking part of the textbook). I think it's pretty self-explanatory, I explain advice and giving advice, as well as the phrases "good news" and "bad news" and then have an activity at the end where I show the students pictures and they give advice guess what the good/bad news is. It took up almost an entire 45 minute lesson. Hope someone finds it useful :)

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Re: Lesson 1: The Best Gift for My Son
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2014, 03:17:15 pm »
Grade 3 Lesson 1. The best gift for my son. Lesson for page 10 of speaking section

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Re: Lesson 1: The Best Gift for My Son
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2014, 03:20:32 pm »
Grade 3 Lesson 2. The best gift for my son. Lesson for page 11 of speaking section