The First 7 Classes

( Courtesy: Nikhila,Elma,Nikhil,Sanjana,TTF and Rocky)

Class 1

Vocab: to support Describing self

Language Function: Describing self

Stem :

1st class:

The general theme – self is spread out through all the activities in the class. Firstly, we all know that kids are very passionate when it comes to talking about themselves. Besides acting as a means to boosting their self esteem and confidence, it performs various other language related functions.

Ø  They will be exposed to the use of I, me, mine, my etc….

Ø  When describing yourself (especially your physical characteristics, traits etc), the use of adjectives is many and when it is used to describe oneself, the word and meaning really sinks in. eg: I am smart, I am tall etc.

Ø  Nouns though not used as often as adjectives are also used. Though in relation to oneself, nouns used are very limited. Eg: I am a girl. I live in a house, I have one sister etc.

Ø  Verbs are mainly used while describe qualities and attributes that are physical, ie talents, etc. Eg: I sing well, I Like dancing, I dream a lot.

Ø   Activities that encourage the kids to talk about themselves is also a way of shedding inhibitions.

Vocab Activity to Describe Self:30 Mins Word web( Refer Repo under vocab)

Language Function: Describe self Activity :30 mins

Each Kid describing the person sitting on the right in a sentence using the above words.  

Stem System used for describing itself: 30 Mins(note: the teacher starts)

I                 am       (I’m)

He                           (he’s)

She           is           (she’s)

It                             (it’s)

 

We                          (we’re)

You         are         (you’re)

They                       (they’re)

 

Completing the 7 stems in 7 circles’. Make it fun;

I am Mickey Mouse

(Refer to the student sitting next to you) :He is intelligent.

(Imagine a girl is sitting next to you): Then she is Very beautiful (from the describing function)

(Choose some item in the room) :It is very strong

(Show your hands around the room):We are all good boys

(point at everybody else) :You are all very cunning

Now refer to the other class: They are all very boring

Class Complete!!

Class 2

Vocab: to support Describing things

Language Function: Describing things

Stem :

I               am not    (I’m not)

He                                           (he’s not   or he isn’t)

She         is not                      (she’s not or   she isn’t)

It                                              (it’s not    or   it isn’t)

 

We                                          (we’re not or we aren’t)

You         are not  (you’re not or you aren’t)

They                                       (they’re not or they aren’t)

 

2nd Class

The general theme here is describing things. Things as far as possible must be those that they see around them and are familiar with.

Ø  The use of the phrase it, this, etc will there.

Ø  While describing the physical characteristics of the thing, they will be using only adjectives. Eg: my table is strong, the cooker is round etc etc

Ø  While talking about the uses and other characteristics that are not prominently physical, they will use only verbs. Eg: the computer is works very fast; the car runs on petrol etc.

Ø  The volunteers can also try making the kids understand some things beyond mere language like the relationship between a thing’s physical appearance and its functions, why everything is in a compact mode these days etc…. some scientific facts, trivia etc can be added. Learning about things must increase they GK along with serving as a language function.

 

First Revision: 10 Mins

Do a quick round of students describing themselves

Vocab Activity: to support describe things. 30 mins

 

Language Function: Describing Things: activity(30 Mins)

Now that the kids know how to describe things ask them to stand up and describe some thing based on the above criteria or others..till their friends guess it.( the other way of 20 questions)

Its gonna be so much fun !!

Stem System.(20 Mins)

Tell the kids to think of one “thing” they don’t want to be

I am not a donkey

Then ask them to talk about one thing they don’t want their friends to be

He is not a back stabber

Then ask them to imagine the girl J and one thing she you don’t want her to be J

Well..you get the drift

Class 3

in addition to the objectives of the previous classes ,the appearance of each body part of an animal/bird must be related to the word(eg: sharp beak, long neck etc) and a relationship must be established between the peculiar body parts some animals have and its function, while describing birds and animals, colours, shapes etc can also be given a lot of stress, eg: a parrot is green and has a red beak, the shape of the designs in a peacocks feather etc.

Revision (10 mins)

Vocab: to support Describing Birds,

Memory game: to learn names (10 mins),

Parts Flash Cards: claw, sharp claws, eagle (10 mins)

Word web(10 Mins)

Name

Physical traits

food habits

Color

Language Function: Describing birds: (30 Mins)

Describe your favorite bird with the above word web

Stem : (20 mins)

I                     am 

 
   

   

He                                         

She                is                      

It                                            

 

 
   

   

We                                       

You                   are           

They                                    

 

Eg;I am ‘a good boy’ ;

 He is ‘a good painter’;

She is very beautiful;

It is very strong

 

Class 4

in addition to the objectives of the previous classes ,the appearance of each body part of an animal/bird must be related to the word(eg: sharp beak, long neck etc) and a relationship must be established between the peculiar body parts some animals have and its function, while describing birds and animals, colours, shapes etc can also be given a lot of stress, eg: a parrot is green and has a red beak, the shape of the designs in a peacocks feather etc. they can also be asked to imagine how life will be for different animals and regarding what they may be proud or be sad about. Eg: a beaver and its teeth, a crocodile and its scales, a lion and its mane etc.

Revision (10 mins)

 Vocab: to support Describing Animals)

Sort the following (give a picture of an animal to every kid…Allocate 5 places in the room for 5 species (Mamals,amphibiens,fish,insect,reptiles)..They must run to the area that represents their animal species. Repeat couple of times. And then they should give words and contribute to the Inverted Word Tree.

Inverted word tree

 

Language Function: Describing things :( 30Mins)

All the pictures are again Jumbled. Everyone gets to pick one. Then they need to describe their animal without giving its name till their friends find it.

Stem :

The” Who am I theme”!! 

U fell of an aero plane and hit your head. Now u wake up in the hospital room and you don’t know anybody. So lets ask some questions and find out !!

am           I?

                he?

is             she?

                it?

 

are          We?

                you?

 

Am I a boy or a girl

Is he my brother

Is she my wife

Is it my car keys??(is it or is tht??)

 

Class 5

Use of basic describing words including shapes, colors, size etc. and the functional aspect of each type of building, place etc. other aspects like the weather, the natural landscape etc can bee added.

Vocab: to support Describing places

Word Web

Buildings People Live In: apartments, flats, banglow        

Other Buildings- Cathedral, community center,

Communities: City, village,

Geographical Features: Hill, pond, river

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Language Function: Describing places

we are going globetrotting.

Every Kid needs to make a story using one word from each category.

Stem :

We are in a foreign country

Ask questions to know where you are!! Explore

What’s the time?

Who’s that man?

Where’s Sita?      

How’s your father?

 

Class 6

Vocab: to support Describing Celeberations

Word Web on

Your favorite Celebration

Why it is celebrated

How its celebrated

 

Language Function: Describing Celebrations.

Show picture of the some celebration. Ask them to imagine they are there. Ask them to describe what they see, hear and Smell

I See

I hear

I Smell

 

Stem:

I am a police…ur caught ..so what ever I ask, answer by saying yes!!

Yes, I am. 

                               

                He

Yes,         She         is

                 it

We

Yes,         You            are

They      

 

Yes I am a robber

Yes she is my wife

Yes we are all good people.

Class 7

Vocab: to support Describing feelings

Show them Smiley’s for each feeling and ask them to guess

Tht different levels of each!!

*       Take a word : Let’s say – HAPPY

*        Think of other words which mean   ‘HAPPY’

*        So now we have cheerful, joyful,     thrilled, merry, elated, euphoric,     ecstatic, etc

*        Create a pictorial graph based on the             degree of intensity of the word

 

Make a  Word Web with different degrees of

Happy

Sad

Angry

Others

 Language Function: Describing feelings

Show them a picture, ask them what feeling does the people in the pic express and y?

Stem :

Same as the above format..teacher asking questions…child answering no for all

No, I’m not

         he’s                                                      he

No,   she’s              not  or   No,     she    isn’t

         it’s                                        it

       

         We’re                                                            we

No,   you’re               not   or  No,       you   aren’t           

        they’re 

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