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Jungle Shadows


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Jungle Shadows


Objective(s):

By the end of the activity pupils will be able to:

·     identify the characters in the jungle book and describe them.

Target Language:

Names of the characters and animals adjectives

Time needed for preparation:

5 minutes

Time needed in class:

20 minutes

Level:

Year 4

Language Focus:

Reading
Writing
Language Arts
Speaking
Listening

Activity Use:

Practice
Production
Set Induction

Pupil Task:

Group Work

Which learning institute:

School

Materials:

Worksheet of the shadow characters, copies of the jungle book story.

Procedure before class:

1.       Prepare a copy of the worksheet for each group/pair. 

Procedure in class:

1.       Show pupils the shadows and ask them to guess the identity of the characters.
2.       Choose one character, ask pupils to describe the character for example, he is long and green. Write the sentence structure on the board for pupils to refer to.
3.       In pairs/groups, pupils describe the characters by giving clues for example,‘He has four legs, he has black fur’ and the other pupils guess the character.

 

Follow Up:

Pupils choose a character and write a description of it. 

Variations:

The pupils can make mini-books using the pictures and write descriptions of the characters.

The pupils can use the pictures to make puppets or masks and practise dialogue or introduce themselves in character.

Tips:

 

Use the masks, puppets or character posters to decorate the classroom or create a Jungle Book corner.


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