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Content Language Integrated Learning The Living   World 1) Draw animals from activity on whiteboard

Content Language Integrated Learning

The Living

 

World

1) Draw animals from activity on whiteboard eliciting their names. 2) Ask check questions e.g. who is good at sleeping, jumping etc. 3) Distribute Living World handout and ask pupils in pairs to read and predict true/false sentences. 4) Get some feedback try to get them to justify their opinions. 5) Get them out of their chairs to read the information cards and find the answers. 6) Feedback.

Sugar

1) Make predictions about how much sugar is in the foods on the list. 2) Pairs must compromise and give one answer only. 3) Listen and check (use Vocaroo or Audioboo to make a free recording online). 4) Feedback.

As with reading task, don’t grade too much as it becomes unrealistic. All they need to understand is chocolate biscuit and 2 spoonfuls.

Float or

 

sink?

1) Elicit float/sink using duck and water. 2) Pupils take turns at taking an item from the envelope. Elicit its name, what it’s made of, if it’s heavy or light etc. Then get class predictions as to whether it will float or sink. Insist on full sentences “I think it floats/sinks”. Then put it in the bowl and test. Some items will sink when pushed. 3) Follow-up activities can be varied according to level e.g. drawing for young learners, completing a chart for older learners.

Honey

 

Bees

1) After pre-teaching vocabulary, divide pupils into groups of 3-6 depending on the size of your class. It doesn’t matter if the group sizes are different. 2) Give each pupil in the group a number. 3) The teacher reads the first sentence twice. 4) All number 1s then repeat this sentence twice to their group. 5) The group then chorally repeats it back to participant 1, twice. 6) Repeat the process with participants 2 then 3 etc until all the sentences have been read. 7) Orally and whole class, elicit what information the group remembers about Honey Bees. 8) In groups, pupils reconstruct the text using worksheet. 9) Quick feedback on task.

This needs careful setting up and modelling.

Body

 

Facts

1) Dictate sentences to class. In pairs / groups they discuss whether the statements are true or false. 2) If they think the information is true they write down the first letter of each word. For example, Miss Weller is a teacher. MWIAT 3) If they think the information is false they have to write a complete sentence using a negative structure or a sentence containing the right information. For example, Miss Weller isn’t a doctor or Miss Weller is a teacher. 4) Read the sentences one at a time allowing pupils time to discuss the answers before they write. 5) After all the sentences have been read, ask the groups to look at the answers they have written in letters only (MWIAT). Can they remember what the original sentence was? 6) Quick feedback on task.

Weather

1) Elicit different types of weather to the board and then choose sun, rain, wind, snow and cloud (adjective or noun, doesn’t matter) 2) Each pupil draws a picture/symbol to represent the different types of weather, 1 on each card. 3) Pupils check that their partners understand their drawings. 4) Find out if they know the game scissors, paper, stone. This weather game is basically the same. Main input ask the pupils who would win if e.g. the sun and the clouds had a fight and try to get them to explain the reason for their answer. 5) Together make a grid; they can refer to this while playing. 6) To play the game 2 participants count 1 2 3 and then turn over one of their cards. If they have the same card there is no winner. If they have different cards they need to work out who would win.

Historical

 

Event

1) Tell the story of a historical event using the Cuisenaire rods. 2) Pupils listen and complete follow-up worksheet. 3) In pairs, pupils think of other stories that could be told feedback. E.g. battles, fairytales, journeys of great explorers.

Other ways to use Cuisenaire rods. E.g. making maps/floor plans, making shapes to dictate (Lego), using them to mark parts of speech. See also many videos on you tube. There is a good one on www.diigo.com/user/catherineweller it is tagged under stories.

This is more appropriate for older or higher level pupils.

Peter and

 

the Wolf

1) Introduce the characters from the story. Elicit whether their music will be fast/slow, high/low, loud/quiet. 2) Look at the instruments; try to predict which instrument will represent which character. 3) Listen to introduction and match character to instrument. 4) Play the first part again and get the pupils to move around the room as each character in the story (age appropriate). 5) Using the picture map and teacher’s notes from the Cincinnati Orchestra, listen and follow.

Carnival of the Animals by Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns is another useful piece for music and movement.

Peter and the Wolf tape or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpoizq-jjxs (the David Bowie version part 1) and internet access to show the Cincinnati Orchestra materials at http://tinyurl.com/7lr8aru or access both through www.diigo.com/user/catherineweller tagged under stories and music.

Making

 

Rainbows

1) The teacher challenges the pupils to make a rainbow using the items on the list. 2) In pairs, the children plan how they are going to make a rainbow with the materials given. 3) The teacher takes feedback from the class before allowing the children to carry out the experiment. 4) After successful completion of the task, the experiment can be recorded either as a list of simple instructions or in pictures with key words to illustrate the meaning.

Answer: Fill a glass bowl with water and put it in a sunny place. Put a mirror inside the bowl so that the sun can shine on it. Hold up a sheet of white paper so that the sun shining on the mirror reflects onto the paper. A rainbow!

Science fact: White light is made up of the different colours of the rainbow, this is called a spectrum!

Rainbow

 

Spinner

Outlined below are the steps for making the spinner. This needs to be written out as a set of instructions (with pictures if required) or make a recording for a listening activity. 1) Place the cup on the cardboard and draw around it, then cut out the circle. 2) Draw 7 lines from the middle of the circle to the outside edge so that you have 7 equal sections. 3) Colour each section a different colour of the rainbow - red, yellow, orange, green, blue, indigo and purple. 4) Make 2 holes in the middle of the circle about 1cm apart. 5) Thread the string through one hole and then back through the other hole and tie a knot to make a big loop. 6) At this point the spinner is ready to use. Challenge the students to find out how they can make the rainbow appear white.

Answer: Twist the spinner until it is really tight then pull the string to make it spin. As it turns the colours mix and you only see white.

Science fact: You can make white light by mixing together the different colours of the rainbow!

From: Crafty Ideas From Science by Myrna Daitz.

Exley Publications Ltd.

1993.

How much do you know about the living world? Read the sentences and decide with

How much do you know about the living world?

Read the sentences and decide with your group if they are true or false.

 

TRUE

FALSE

1. Fish never sleep

   

2. Tigers can swim

   

3. Bats lay eggs

   

4. All animals have ears

   

5. Elephants can jump

   

6. Kangaroos can live for weeks without water

   

7. All mosquitoes bite

   

8. Frogs never drink water

   
I think fish never sleep is true.
I think fish
never sleep is
true.
Me too. Fish can’t sleep because they can’t close their eyes.
Me too. Fish can’t
sleep because they
can’t close their
eyes.
I don’t agree. I think fish never sleep is false. I think they sleep with
I don’t agree. I think
fish never sleep is
false. I think they
sleep with their eyes
open.

Adapted from: 500 Activities for the Primary Classroom by Carol Read. Macmillan, 2007.

The Living World

Information cards

Elephants are the only animals in the world that can’t jump.

Tigers swim to cool down in very hot weather.

Only female mosquitoes bite. The blood they drink helps them to lay eggs.

Some frogs, insects and fish don’t have ears. They use different parts of their bodies to identify sound.

Kangaroos can survive for months with no water as long as they eat plants.

Bats are not part of the bird family. They give birth to live babies.

Frogs are like other amphibians. They do not drink but take water in through their skin.

Fish sleep with their eyes open. Some fish sleep like humans; other fish just completely slow down their movements.

Adapt the texts and information according to your class level and topic.

Adapted from: 500 Activities for the Primary Classroom by Carol Read. Macmillan, 2007.

In countries like England, people eat about 38 kilos of sugar every year. about 20

In countries like England, people eat about 38 kilos of sugar every year.

about 20 teaspoons of sugar every day! A lot of this sugar is in the food we buy.

That’s

Can you guess how many teaspoons of sugar there are in each one?

Our guess

Correct answer

A chocolate biscuit

Tomato Ketchup

A fruit yoghurt

A bowl of cereal

A glass of coke

I think there is one teaspoon of sugar in a chocolate biscuit.
I think there is one
teaspoon of sugar in
a chocolate biscuit.
No. I think there are three.
No. I think
there are
three.
Yes, me too.
Yes, me too.

Adapted from: 500 Activities for the Primary Classroom by Carol Read. Macmillan, 2007.

Tapescript

How much sugar do we need?

British people are sugar lovers! We eat about 38 kilos of sugar every year that is about twenty-two spoonfuls per person per day. A lot of this sugar is in the food we buy.

Some foods that don’t taste sweet contain a lot of sugar, just because it helps things taste yummy. However, all this sugar is not good for us; it can make us fat and cause problems with our teeth. So it is a good idea to watch the amount of sugar that we eat.

So, let’s see how much sugar there is in some of our favourite foods. Did you know that a chocolate biscuit with our tea contains 3 spoonfuls of sugar? That’s why it tastes so nice! There are also 3 spoonfuls in a serving of tomato ketchup. Yuk! We put sugar on our chips!

Fruit yoghurt has about 2 teaspoons of sugar and so does a bowl of plain cereal. But the worst of them all is cola. Guess how many spoonfuls it contains? 6, can you believe it? Next time you feel like a drink, reach for the water instead.

You can simplify this text or make it more challenging.

10 Body Facts

True YNNSG Your nose never stops growing.

False The smallest bone in your body is in your foot. (in your ear = stirrup or stapes)

True ABMTB Adults blink more than babies. (babies= twice per minute, adults=10-15 times per minute due to less sleep, more stress and attention).

True EHADF Everyone has a different fingerprint.

False Your chin never stops growing. (ears not chin)

True TAA 206 BITHB There are about 206 bones in the human body.

False Men have more ribs than women. (Both have 2 pairs of 12)

True BHMBTA Babies have more bones than adults. (babies are born with about 350 bones and when they have all fused together by adulthood you are left with about 206 depends on counting method)

False Adults have about 22 teeth. (about 32 including wisdom teeth)

True DMMYBS Drinking milk makes your bones strong.

Honey Bees

Honey Bees 1. Bees are insects 2. so they have 6 legs. 3. They have 5

1. Bees are insects

2. so they have 6 legs.

3. They have 5 eyes and

4. 2 pairs of wings.

5. They fly at 25 kph

6. and when they sting they die.

7. The female bees are called worker bees.

8. The male bees are called drones.

9. The average beehive holds around 50,000 bees.

10. Bees have been around for about 30 million years.

Weather Game

 

Sun

Snow

Wind

Rain

Clouds

Sun

 

The sun

The wind cools the sun

The sun dries up the rain

The clouds cover the sun

melts the

snow

   

Snow

The sun

 

The snow

The rain

The snow

melts the

cools the

melts the

shrinks the

snow

wind

snow

clouds

Wind

The wind cools the sun

The snow

 

The wind

The wind blows away the clouds

cools the

blows the

 

wind

rain

Rain

The sun dries up the rain

The rain

The wind

 

The rain

melts the

blows the

shrinks the

snow

rain

clouds

Clouds

The clouds cover the sun

The snow

The wind blows away the clouds

The rain

 

shrinks the

shrinks the

 

clouds

clouds

This is the game based on rock, paper, scissors.

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Teacher Guide: Listening Map for Peter and the Wolf

The following is the story of Peter and the Wolf. As you listen to the musical composition, read the “teacher prompts” which correspond to the numbered panels on the Listening Map. Visual cues on the map relate to concepts found in the music and/or narration. Where there are two choices, students should be asked to choose one and circle the picture representing their choice. A “pencil” in the panel means students should draw a line representing the shape of the musical idea they hear, such as a bird’s flight. The teacher should help students at each panel by using the “teacher prompt” to elicit a response; you may even want to stop the CD occasionally as needed or even listen to sections more than once and discuss as a class what is heard.

(answers may vary in some cases)

1. Early one morning, Peter opened the gate and went out into a big green meadow. (Peter’s

theme) Teacher Prompt: The music sounds like Peter is: skipping standing (circle one)

2. On the branch of a big tree sat a little bird, Peter’s friend… “All is quiet” chirped the bird

happily. (bird theme) Teacher Prompt: The bird sounds like the: flute tuba (circle one)

3. Soon a duck came waddling around. She was glad that Peter had not closed the gate.

She decided to take a nice swim in the deep pond in the meadow. (duck theme) Teacher Prompt: The duck sounds like the: violin oboe (circle one)

4. Seeing the duck, the little bird flew down upon the grass, settled next to the duck and

shrugged her shoulders. “What kind of bird are you if you can’t fly?” said she. To this, the

duck replied “What kind of bird are you if you can’t swim?” and dived into the pond. Teacher Prompt: Draw a line showing the movement of the duck. Draw another line showing the movement of the bird.

5. They argued and argued the duck swimming in the pond, the bird hopping on the shore.

Teacher Prompt: Draw lines showing the duck (oboe) and the bird (flute) having an argument.

6. Suddenly, something caught Peter’s attention. He noticed a cat crawling through the

grass. Teacher Prompt: The cat sounds like the: string bass clarinet (circle one)

7. The cat thought, “The bird is busy arguing…I’ll just grab her.” Stealthily, she crept toward

the bird on her velvet paws. Teacher Prompt: The sound of the creeping cat is: loud soft (circle one)

8. “Look out!” shouted Peter, and the bird immediately flew up into the tree. Teacher Prompt:

Draw the bird flying up into the tree.

9. The duck quacked angrily from the middle of the pond. Teacher Prompt: Draw a quacking

duck in the pond

10.

The cat stalked around the tree and thought “Is it worth climbing up so high? By the time

I get there, the bird will have flown away.” Teacher Prompt: I hear the: cat bird duck (circle

two)

11. Grandpa came out. He was angry because Peter had gone to the meadow. “It is a

dangerous place…If a wolf should come out of the forest, then what would you do?” Teacher

Prompt: The Grandpa sounds like the: bassoon flute (circle one)

12. Peter paid no attention to Grandfather’s words. Boys like him are not afraid of wolves.

Teacher Prompt: The music sounds like Peter is: afraid unafraid (circle one)

13. But Grandfather took Peter by the hand, led him home, and locked the gate. Teacher

Prompt: Grandfather’s music sounds as if he is: walking running (circle one)

14. No sooner had Peter gone when a big, gray wolf came out of the forest. Teacher Prompt:

The wolf sounds like a: French horn drum (circle one)

15. The cat climbed quickly up the tree. Teacher Prompt: Draw a line showing the cat

climbing up the tree.

16. The duck quacked and in her excitement jumped out of the pond. Teacher Prompt: Draw

the duck jumping out of the pond.

© 2008 Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra