This bundle includes the following documents:
1. a pre-reading printable matching activity
2. a story booklet about a penguin who likes to dress up
3. a four-page worksheet to practice the vocabulary in reading and writing
4. a card game to practice the vocabulary in speaking and listening
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE MATCHING ACTIVITY
Print the document one sided.
Laminate if you want to preserve for later.
Cut out the cards.
Give the cards to the students at the beginning of the lesson.
If you have a big class of kids, you might want to print several copies, split the students into groups of 6 and give each group one set. It is a good idea to print each set on differently colored paper.
Ask the students to match the picture cards with the sentence cards, using their prior knowledge, making connection with the help of cognates etc.
Once they are done, you may project the story booklet on the interactive board and read the story with the class to check.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE STORY BOOKLET
The story booklet can be projected on the interactive board. This is a good way to make sure all the students are engaged during the reading.
Just open it in Adobe Acrobat Reader and choose Full Screen Mode from the View menu. Scroll down to turn pages.
Print the document in Booklet size on normal A4 paper.
Fold the pages in the middle and staple them.
If you do not have an interactive board in the classroom, it is a good idea to print the story in normal size to make a bigger copy that all the students can see and follow.
After you have read the story once with the kids, ask some comprehension questions. You might want to revise colors, months of the year, professions and some verbs that appear in the story, as well as any unknown vocabulary.
Students can go on reading the story again in pairs.
When they have had enough practice with the reading, they may go on with the worksheet.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE WORKSHEET
Print the worksheet in normal size, color.
Hand one worksheet to each student and explain the exercises.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CARD GAME
This game is a version of the classic I-Have-Who-Has game.
Print the document one-sided, laminate and cut out the cards.
Distribute all the cards randomly to the students.
The ideal number of players is 6 (4 cards for each student), but it will also work with 2 to 12 players. For bigger classes, you might want to print several copies.
Select a student to begin the game by reading his card out loud and then putting it down.
The other students listen attentively to each question, answer it if they have the answer card and then they read the next question. The game is over when all the cards are down.
It is a great game to practice the newly taught vocabulary, as well as reading and listening skills.
Enjoy and don't hesitate to give feedback.