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Where Is My Home?


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Where Is My Home?


Objective(s):

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

·     identify the homes, food and the gender of the animals

Target Language:

The names of homes and animals

Time needed for preparation:

5 minutes

Time needed in class:

30 minutes

Level:

Year 3

Language Focus:

Reading
Speaking
Listening

Activity Use:

Practice

Pupil Task:

Group Work

Which learning institute:

School

Materials:

worksheets for each group, pencils, coloured pencils

Procedure before class:

1.       Make copies for each group, enlarge the worksheet and paste on manila card for displaying on the board.

Procedure in class:

1.       Teacher reads “Animals on the Farm”, pupils listen and point to the pictures of the animals mentioned in the story.
2.       Teacher distributes the worksheets to groups.
3.       Teacher reads the story again, pupils listen out for the information about where the animals live.
4.       Pupils draw the correct animals in the empty bubbles.
5.       Teacher reviews the animals and their homes, food and gender, eliciting information from the pupils.
6.       Pupils label the animals (male, female and their young) on the worksheet.

 

Follow Up:

 

In pairs, pupils can ask each other “Where does a ___________ live?” and answer “A __________ lives in a __________.”

Variations:

For a whole class activity, the teacher could hand out cards to the pupils with the name of the animals and their homes on them. Then as they listen to the story, pupils can bring their card to the board and paste it in the correct place when they hear the information in the story.

Instead of the teacher reading the story, it story could be pasted up around the classroom in sections for pupils to read as a running dictation to focus more on the reading skill and group cooperation.

Tips:

Pupils can use the completed worksheets to make a classroom display or a mini-book using simple sentences about the animals.  


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