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  • sheila
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    • November 23, 2009, 08:32:58 am
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Lesson 4: Brown and Spikey
« on: March 07, 2013, 01:31:28 pm »
This is a thread for any lesson material for MiRaeEn (미래엔) Middle School English 1 Lesson 4: Brown and Spikey. 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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  • collettely
  • Waygookin

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    • February 19, 2011, 09:48:18 am
    • Changwon
Re: Lesson 4: Brown and Spikey
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2013, 10:30:55 am »
Whipped up an introduction for the Listen & Talk.  Mostly focused on the target language of "What's the matter?  You look..." and "I'm sorry/happy to hear that."  Added a little bit of bonus material about pets to fill out the lesson a bit.

  • bluesky72
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    • August 18, 2011, 11:40:47 pm
    • Yeosu
Re: Lesson 4: Brown and Spikey
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2013, 10:19:36 pm »

One of the things that chapter 4 goes into is describing pets.  So, I took the Iron Man game template and created a game with describing vocabulary that can be used to describe animals and pets.  I'm mixing apples and oranges when it comes to themes (a high tech/robotic looking character describing living things) but why not.

Re: Lesson 4: Brown and Spikey
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2013, 03:26:57 pm »
For my second lesson on this unit, I started with a short video of Ormie the pig. Tell kids Ormie has a lot of feelings. What are some feelings? Write on board, show video, ask kids what feelings he had and then circle those on the board.

Then do the book work with page 65 and the workbook listening.

Then do short PPT for Sorry to hear that/Happy to Hear that and show how to play the board game.

For the board game, I print out enough for kids to be in groups of 4 students. I use those little post-it tabs that you can use to mark pages in your book, and stick 4 different colors on the edge of each one (tell kids you want to use them in the next class so not to write on them or destroy them). Then they can use those as their markers. Each group gets a die. On each square, they have to say "I'm happy to hear that" or "I'm sorry to hear that." (or a couple other things like switch places with someone else, name 3 animals, go back to start, etc. The PPT helps to explain it.)  I'm honestly surprised my 1st grade all boys like playing board games so much, and that they actually self police on the English. Today one kid was mad that another student was just playing and not speaking in English, so he started teaching him all the words and how to say things. It was great.

Re: Lesson 4: Brown and Spikey
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2013, 04:43:09 pm »
Today I just did the worksheets .. work very well if you have some complain don't hesitate to ask me......  your free to change it. thanks

Re: Lesson 4: Brown and Spikey
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2014, 01:47:42 pm »
First we played catch phrase with different animals. Then, I showed them the  imaginary animals powerpoint. I asked them what each animal was and what it should be called. We filled out the Duck-alligator one together. Finally, I gave each pair of students a worksheet and let them go to town creating their own animal hybrids. My co-teacher was very complimentary and asked me not bother trying to teach phrases from the textbook anymore and just do fun projects based on the chapter topics like this (she even said I could ignore the textbook altogether if I want  ;D). I was really pleased, the students made very detailed animals, wrote a lot of English and learned all kinds of new vocabulary like "fur" "tail" etc.

Re: Lesson 4: Brown and Spikey
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2014, 01:52:05 pm »
Forgot to attach the materials!
Also, we finished early so I let the kids watch What Does the Fox Say.

Lesson 4 - Listening (미래엔- Grade 1)
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2015, 03:28:30 pm »
Listening for pages 64-65.

Covers the textbook and the workbook. At the end of the class the students design an imaginary creature with their partner (I nicked this idea from a post on this thread)

The students really loved drawing the animals. My favourite was a cross between the Korean English teacher and an ant.

Lesson 4 - Speaking (미래엔- Grade 1)
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2015, 02:16:18 pm »
pages 66, 67

Includes 'we're sorry to hear that... / glad to hear that' based spongebob game, made with a template that I nicked off someone else

  • fishe22c
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    • August 18, 2015, 08:24:39 pm
    • Suncheon
Re: Lesson 4: Brown and Spikey
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2016, 07:38:01 am »
I had to do my open class on this lesson. So, I created some extra activities that catered to my low level grade 1 students. First, I used my online memrise app to teach the kids some additional emotion words. This chapter uses 'upset'. After, I made them do some additional review of the vocabulary. I wanted to make it stick in their mind. Second, I gave the kids 4 character sticks. The kids listened to an audio clip and had to identify if the sounds was surprised, scared, angry, or happy. My kids had a lot of fun listening to the clips. Third, we did some dialogue practice. It wouldn't be English class without forming real oral sentences. Fourth, I borrowed 'Chase the Vocab' to play with the kids. I wasn't sure if the middle school students would like it, but they were really into it. Last, as an extra activity (if we had left over time) I made some pictionary cards. The kids had to draw a noun combined with one of their emotion adjectives.
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