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Lesson 7: Wonders of Nature
« on: February 08, 2013, 02:22:10 pm »
This is a thread for any lesson material for Judy Yin (전재교육 2013 edition) Middle School English 1 Lesson 7: Wonders of Nature. 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.  Best of luck in your lesson planning!
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  • philby1985
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Re: Lesson 7: Wonders of Nature
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2013, 10:26:20 pm »
Here is a nice and easy animal game. It is easy which gets everyone involved, but hard enough that the smarter students will be able to pull ahead.

I have laminated A3 pages I hand out to be used as whiteboards to write down the answers. I have been putting students into groups of 4. I reveal each line of the clue (get the whole class to read each clue out loud) and then give them 20 seconds to write the answer down on their whiteboard. After 20 seconds they have to hold it up. Groups with correct spelling get 1 point.

It has gone down well with ALL of my classes. I was looking for a first week back time filler for my grade 2 and 3 classes so tried it out on them. It was too easy for them, but they still got into it and had fun.

Enjoy
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EDIT: Updated attached file to correct the mistakes tfquirk pointed out
« Last Edit: July 13, 2014, 03:58:01 pm by philby1985 »


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Re: Lesson 7: Wonders of Nature
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2013, 10:37:00 pm »
Here is another easy lesson, this time for superlatives and comparatives.

I show the slide trying to elicit answers from the students. I typically get them to tell me the sentence to write on the board. I then show my answer and get them recite the sentence a couple of times. Then... we watch the video :)

Another good one for the first week back after holidays.

Enjoy
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Phil
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Re: Lesson 7: Wonders of Nature
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2013, 10:47:13 pm »
I'm on fire tonight  8)

I was getting a little ahead of my Korean CT's so I have done another lesson on superlatives. This time it is superlative olympics.

Students compete to win a medals (translated into team points) in the different events.

It is a noisy class, but a fun one.

One word of warning. Who has the longest hair can be difficult to judge because the girls (at least in my school) all have the exact same length. lol.

Enjoy
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Phil
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Re: Lesson 7: Wonders of Nature
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2013, 02:07:22 pm »
My co-teacher has asked me to create key words and phrases ppt's for each lesson. This is shown at the introduction of the unit to teach the students the words that they may not know, that they will hear or see in the Speaking/Listening section of the text.

This should take about 5-10 mins to go through, asking students to guess the Korean meaning, discussing different parts of the pictures and reading the sentences aloud.
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Re: Lesson 7: Wonders of Nature
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2013, 10:25:38 am »
Thanks for all of that philby1985, much appreciated.

I hate to be pedantic, but I am. With the guess the animal game, it should probably say "I am an..." when it is owl or elephant etc. not "I am a...". Like I said, pedantic. Or if you don't want to give the clue that it starts with a vowel (if they pick up on it in the first place) then you could fade it over the 'a' when the animal is revealed.

Also, a koala is not a bear. Its a marsupial (I go on about this sometimes, but a fact is a fact). I changed it to 'I am a small, cute Australian animal.'

Otherwise great little games and very useful, thanks.


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Re: Lesson 7: Wonders of Nature
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2013, 08:58:08 pm »
Thanks for all of that philby1985, much appreciated.

I hate to be pedantic, but I am. With the guess the animal game, it should probably say "I am an..." when it is owl or elephant etc. not "I am a...". Like I said, pedantic. Or if you don't want to give the clue that it starts with a vowel (if they pick up on it in the first place) then you could fade it over the 'a' when the animal is revealed.

Thanks for the feedback. When I have time I'll look at making the change.

Also, a koala is not a bear. Its a marsupial (I go on about this sometimes, but a fact is a fact). I changed it to 'I am a small, cute Australian animal.'

Otherwise great little games and very useful, thanks.

hehe. I know. I am actually Australian and we have a song that goes like this..

"please don't call me a Koala bear, because I'm not a bear at all"

I pulled a lot of the questions from a worksheet I found online. I did see that but never got around to fixing it as my classes wouldn't get quite that far through the game.

Cheers
Phil
« Last Edit: August 29, 2013, 09:03:58 pm by philby1985 »


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Re: Lesson 7: Wonders of Nature
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2013, 10:51:48 am »
Here is a nice and easy animal game. It is easy which gets everyone involved, but hard enough that the smarter students will be able to pull ahead.

I have laminated A3 pages I hand out to be used as whiteboards to write down the answers. I have been putting students into groups of 4. I reveal each line of the clue (get the whole class to read each clue out loud) and then give them 20 seconds to write the answer down on their whiteboard. After 20 seconds they have to hold it up. Groups with correct spelling get 1 point.

It has gone down well with ALL of my classes. I was looking for a first week back time filler for my grade 2 and 3 classes so tried it out on them. It was too easy for them, but they still got into it and had fun.

Enjoy
Cheers
Phil
www.gdaykorea.blogs pot.com.au

Hi Philby,

    This is a great game. Did you pre teach any animal vocabulary for this or were you just eliciting what they already know? It sounds like you were just eliciting. I'm using this for low level students and students who don't care about English so I might do some pre teaching. Let me know what you did. Thanks!!


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Re: Lesson 7: Wonders of Nature
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2013, 03:12:08 pm »
Hi Philby,

    This is a great game. Did you pre teach any animal vocabulary for this or were you just eliciting what they already know? It sounds like you were just eliciting. I'm using this for low level students and students who don't care about English so I might do some pre teaching. Let me know what you did. Thanks!!

I didn't do any pre-teaching of animal vocab. I have a real mixed bag of levels at my school. Even my very low level students did well, I was surprised.

I have found that when you put them together to work as a group they can be quite smart when they pool their knowledge. Occasionally if one group was really struggling and falling behind, I would write down the first couple of letters on their whiteboard and some underlines to indicate how many letters were in the word.


Re: Lesson 7: Wonders of Nature
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2013, 02:27:56 pm »
Speak Out on page 123 has a gem in the "Did you hear about ______" which to me is a damn important thing to learn how to say if you're a teenager. Considering most of my conversations with my mother and my friends start with that, and adding "OMG" onto the beginning will make almost anyone sound like a native teenager.... I focused on that section a bit.

http://prezi.com/5xbm6x0ompku/did-you-hear-about/ <-- I made a short Prezi to go over the section because I thought the textbook did an AWFUL job (No Miso, nobody cares that you speak 3 languages) so I taught the kids that we use it for new and attention grabbing news that the other person might not know. All of the events in the prezi are current events as of this week (though you probably will want to just make a copy of the prezi and change the Rebecca one to something taking place in your own school or about yourself.)

I then rounded out Listen and Speak 2 with a game of "Can You... Bingo" Which is attached below.


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Re: Lesson 7: Wonders of Nature
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2013, 03:27:40 pm »
(slides 1 and 11-14 (with some changes) were borrowed from another waygook user. Thanks!)

This lesson begins with a review of past tense verbs (from p. 103 of Unit 6) and directions (from page 105 of Unit 6). My students struggled quite a bit with the verbs, so they needed a little extra.

Next there is an introduction to Unit 7, specifically p. 121 (about the robots) with a video of RobotLand in Incheon (link imbedded in the ppt). The video is in Korean, but I'm using it to hook interest and have students use the target language in English after seeing the video. (What can the robots at RobotLand do? "They can _______."

Then we run through the top of p. 121 with the ppt. After this, student create their own robot by selecting a robot to color and write about (see PDF). They'll use this sheet to practice speaking.

The lesson wraps up with section D (Talk in Groups) and a review.

Let me know if you have any questions or comments!


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Re: Lesson 7: Wonders of Nature
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2013, 01:39:21 pm »
This is for 7.1: "What can you do?"

I made a PPT with a large number of GIFs (you've been warned!) that my students were pretty into.

How you can do this depends on how your classes behave. There is an "activity" at the end where they go around the room finding students who can/can't do things that the asker can do but another fun option is having the students write down their can/can't list and play a game of hot potato/musical chairs. Throw a pop-y song on and stop it at random, the student with the ball (or whatever object you use) have to share something they can/can't do.

EDIT: Forgot to mention that when doing the "practice" with the GIFs, I pick the first student and then they get to pick from there. Which they really like for the most part. It brings about a lot of laughter and whatnot.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2013, 01:48:54 pm by abbeykaye.raa »
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Re: Lesson 7: Wonders of Nature
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2013, 01:17:09 pm »
Wonders of Nature: Focus on interesting animal facts
This is a really fun class with a lot of student involvement and random trivia.

REAL or FAKE quiz (1 finger for real 2 fingers for fake) and practice showing surprise
Practice "Have you heard about..." using some amazing animal gifs
Page 123 Dialogue Practice
Animal Trivial Whiteboard game- groups write their answer on the board, most points wins

*Make sure you view the ppt in slideshow mode**


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Re: Lesson 7: Wonders of Nature
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2013, 10:07:57 pm »
-Quick tongue twister (my students seem to love them)

-Review of page 121 ("Can your robot...", "Can you...", "Yes I can."/"No I can't."
-Lesson: "Did you hear about...", "That's surprising" on page 123- using images from the book

-15 interesting animal facts (and they are!)- Students practice responses.

Then I have students number 1-15 in the margin of their books. The next set of slides run through the animal facts again, allowing students to make guesses at the missing info.

Easy lesson. Thanks to other waygook users for a few of the robot slides and the can you slides.


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Re: Lesson 7: Wonders of Nature
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2013, 09:13:53 am »
The worksheet is a partner activity detailed in the "superlative olympics" file

I've edited the superlative olympics posted by philby to suit not needing to prep materials to take to class (this version only requires a computer for the powerpoint and something to note points with)


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Re: Lesson 7: Wonders of Nature
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2013, 03:23:19 pm »
Here's a lesson review game.


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Re: Lesson 7: Wonders of Nature
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2014, 09:57:09 am »
After going through the textbook (Listen and Speak 1 and 2) and at the very least giving the Communication task a cursory once over, here's a game that covers all the elements of those specific parts.

To make sure, do lots of rapid listen and repeat on the main phrases in the text, and go through the listen and speak parts with rigor, and I gotta think the students will rock on this (and mine are at a considerably lower level, but I have confidence they'll be able)

I hope someone can use it.
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Re: Lesson 7: Wonders of Nature
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2014, 01:27:52 pm »
This is basically a mashup of two other powerpoints on this thread but I changed some of the pictures, added some gifs and added a section to introduce the expression "Can you...?". I also added a hotseat game with instructions based partly on the talk in groups section on page 121 for listen and speak 1 but my kids were low level so they found it difficult to only speak in english so it turned into charades and some kids still struggled a bit.


Re: Lesson 7: Wonders of Nature
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2014, 10:21:39 pm »
Philby- I love the superlative olympics. I'm going to use it in my class next week. The only change I made was when you asked who the best drawer is, all I could think of was a drawer full of socks!   ;D so I just changed it to "best at drawing." Although artist would work as well.
I think I will also add a superlative that takes "most."
I think this will be so fun.


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Re: Lesson 7: Wonders of Nature
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2014, 08:26:35 am »
Do many of you have to teach the reading (before, after, focus on language) parts?  I have to focus only on the listen and speaking and communication task sections.  It makes it a little more difficult.  Just wondering.