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  • sheila
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Lesson 9: Enjoying Winter Sports
« on: February 08, 2013, 01:16:44 pm »
This is a thread for any lesson material for J.L. Haas (2009 edition) Middle School English 1 Lesson 9: Enjoying Winter Sports.  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 the previous edition of the book.  Best of luck in your lesson planning!
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Re: Lesson 9: Enjoying Winter Sports
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2013, 09:43:48 pm »
Hello does anyone have ppt for this chapter? Or ideas:)

Re: Lesson 9: Enjoying Winter Sports
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2013, 12:02:01 pm »
Hi. Here is a presentation, worksheet and Ghostbusters bomb game for this lesson based on pages 140-141 of the textbook.

Re: Lesson 9: Enjoying Winter Sports
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2013, 08:25:46 am »
Thanks this is great

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Re: Lesson 9: Enjoying Winter Sports
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2013, 10:03:52 am »
For Page 140 (What's the weather like today?) I played a game similar to the Whose Line-Newflash skit.

First, as a class brainstorm some other types of weather (hail, hurricane, blizzard, etc...).

Then one student is chosen to be the "weatherman." He stands in the front with his back facing the TV screen.

The rest of the class watches a youtube video of some weather (no sound) and the weather man has to guess what is going on behind him. 

I had the higher level students start broadcasting but saying things like "Today the weather in Seoul is extremely hot." The class can respond with yes, no or funny reactions (like for hail, one student yelled out ahhh, my head!!!) 

For lower level students I stuck with simpler videos of rain, wind, and others from the textbook.

My kids got a kick out of it! Hope it helps y'all!

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Re: Lesson 9: Enjoying Winter Sports
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2013, 10:15:39 am »
I modified and added some different content to Artemis Adelswyn's lesson. i added more to the what will they bring, and added a game of hotseat with related vocabulary to the end.

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Re: Lesson 9: Enjoying Winter Sports
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2013, 12:04:38 pm »
So I did the first part of the winter sports PP (which I just modified a little but from an earlier person.) Then I passed out a worksheet and did a weather report with the students. I let them pick their own cities on a map of Korea. They actually really got into that.

Re: Lesson 9: Enjoying Winter Sports
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2013, 09:20:28 am »
Awesome work franpan08, lifesaver!

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Re: Lesson 9: Enjoying Winter Sports
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2013, 09:56:57 am »
Lesson for p. 149A: superlatives (the longest, the most difficult, the best...)

This chapter includes a story about the Eleven Cities Tour, a speed skating event in the Netherlands. I include a youtube clip about it and the text from pages 146-7. The worksheet is used along with the PPT.

The lesson also teaches comparatives and superlatives, using some videos and photos of things from the Guinness Book of World Records. Students LOVED this. I'm sure you could add more.

On one video, I skip ahead so it's not boring. Look for "Start at 2:13" on slide 22. There's also a photo of me on slide 19. Feel free to use it or substitute it with your own.

This was a fun lesson. Not all of them turn out that way, as you know! Enjoy.

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Re: Lesson 9: Enjoying Winter Sports
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2013, 09:02:52 am »
This is my lesson for Listen and Talk 1 (page 140). Warm up is a tongue twister. Next I do the listening activity from the book. Go through the vocab on the ppt. This vocab is used in the video activity. In the video activity the students watch the video and write down on their worksheet how many descriptive words they heard. The hyperlink for the video is on the weather picture on slide 12. I play the video (the part without the subtitles) twice and then i play the part with the subtitles and go through the answers. Students with the most answers wins. Next I do a weather report activity. Thanks franpan08 for your ppt  ;D  On worksheets they guess what the weather is like in each city and how it feels. I turned it into a guessing game. When the students finish guessing what they think the weather is like i go through the ppt and they mark their anwers. 1 point for a correct answer. The students with the most correct answers wins. I dont have time for the extreme weather slides.  8)

Re: Lesson 9: Enjoying Winter Sports
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2013, 11:47:51 am »
I had a lot of students, when I asked them about the weather, say "Teacher, it's rain," or, "Teacher, the weather is a thundering." So, to counteract this, I made a worksheet with the adjectives and continuous verb forms of each noun. A few nouns (tornado, hurricane, etc) that don't have adjective or verb forms when replying to "What's the weather like?" where left out. I told them to say, "There's a ________."

Things like "clouding up" or "fogging up" are not really weather related, and "lightning" can also be an adjective, but, again, not related to weather.   A few words like "thundery" aren't present, although they're words, because they're uncommon (at least for me).

Then, we made sentences together and practiced them in like a weather forecast kind of role play.

The powerpoint is an altered version of a non-textbook lesson someone posted about weather a while back. So, I used this as an opportunity to engage higher-level kids to get some vocabulary and be a bit more creative.

These kids learned weather in 3rd grade and 4th grade already. Why we're teaching it again is beyond me. LOL

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Re: Lesson 9: Enjoying Winter Sports
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2013, 11:04:14 am »
Here is my PPT with two lesson's worth plus a document containing a lesson plan for each lesson in the PPT.
I borrowed some stuff from a different thread and just tweaked it to suit the key phrases in this lesson. I also added the textbook activities.
Hope it helps!

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Re: Lesson 9: Enjoying Winter Sports
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2013, 03:08:00 pm »
Two powerpoints going over weather vocabulary that is goes a bit further than the easy textbook.

Re: Lesson 9: Enjoying Winter Sports
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2013, 05:50:50 pm »
Here is a power point slide presentation on the different kinds of winter sports.
You can use this to begin Unit 9 and add more slides to your download.

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Re: Lesson 9: Enjoying Winter Sports
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2014, 11:09:25 am »
Here's my start on the chapter.  It runs through most of the Listen and Speak parts and works a little of the communication task.

I took stuff from an earlier ppt I had made and used for a different book / chapter, but it applied.

There is one slide that needs to be changed unless you don't mind asking your students what the weather is like in Dongbok.  Other than that, it should all be groovy.

Re: Lesson 9: Enjoying Winter Sports
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2014, 12:46:42 pm »
This lesson is heavily cannibalized from an earlier post, but I adapted it for more low levels.  Many of the students don't know phrases like hail or drizzle, so I also included those.

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Re: Lesson 9: Enjoying Winter Sports
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2014, 09:24:40 pm »
Here are two very simple connect 4 games.
The students typically get into it, but it varies class to class.
Works the target languages from the listen and speaks parts 1 and 2;

What's the weather like?  It's ___________.


Don't forget to take your ___________. 
Don't forget to bring your ___________.

(and blessed are the template makers).

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Re: Lesson 9: Enjoying Winter Sports
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2014, 02:05:55 pm »
Here is what I used. The first lesson activity is a game slightly based off monopoly; you get a point every time you pass the school. (In the pdf it says speak English or lose 2 turns... but my students never grasped the idea of losing a turn, so I changed it to losing 2 points, (which is what is in the publisher file now, but if you can’t open publisher files just use white out and write in lose 2 points.) Even when I have "miss a turn is 차례를 놓치다" on the slide, (my co-teach translated that so I know it's right) my students still don't always grasp what that means  :huh:

ok, anyway, I know that the boys in my class didn't love the game, but it came right after a ppt game for Halloween that they LOVE and would be hard to match with anything! And most the kids got into it once they got to giving and taking points. 

They did all like the videos with different weather conditions: (skip to about :47, then just show them the dog and the snow truck)

Then it's uer 9.2 and 9.2 frozen game  ;D

Credit where credit is due; I got the main game form Goyangi in one of the comments on the fallowing linked page (sorry, if there is a better way to link to it let me know!) :,71309.msg455454.html#msg455454

I added a team page and more stuff to the opening just to build anticipation from my kids ;)

And of cores I let them watch “let it go” sing along version after the game. My boys sing along too (jokingly, but we all laugh so its good)
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Re: Lesson 9: Enjoying Winter Sports
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2014, 06:58:54 pm »

Reference: Weather

I basically introduce all the different types of weather that they may encounter in the game. I explained that terms like 'partly cloudy' are never used and that it's just weather man speak. I wrote all the different weather forecasts on the board. This morning I looked up what weather was at the time but it slowed the lesson and lost momentum. So at lunch time I took down the weather in each of the cities. I have google maps of each city on a mario bomb game. I split them into 3 teams, and whoever went first said, for instance, 'we think it's cloudy.' Each team kept guessing the weather until someone got it right. Then they would all guess the temperature ('we think it's 17 degrees'), and I would tell them whether it was higher or lower each time. They got quite into it, if one team got the weather and the other the temperature they played rock paper scissors to see who spun the wheel. Whoever gave the correct answers played the rock paper scissors which encouraged them to be the ones who spoke the answer.



Re: Lesson 9: Enjoying Winter Sports
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2014, 07:48:26 am »

Reference: Superlatives

I have attached below a powerpoint introduction and family feud powerpoint game (family fortunes if your british). Although I changed them substantially, the first few slides in the intro aren't mine. I don't usually ask my students to write anything so if you do, you will need to adapt it. The answer sheet is missing the 'highest earning soccer players' answers so you will need to run through it and write them at the bottom. It's an all boys school so you may want to change some questions. I played that if you got a wrong answer I would click the X. If one cross came up you lost one point, 3 crosses you lose 3 points. After I got to 3 crosses for the 2nd time, they could guess without risking losing points. I got my answers from varying sources. 2 or 3 of them were from Wikipedia, the 2 which used votes are from With regard to the most successful animated movies I altered the results slightly. I only used the highest placed movie from a franchise and removed the others.


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