Unit nameFriends (unit # 3)
ThemeFriends: Friends and school related vocabulary and activities.
Number of Lessons5
Learning Goals At the end of this unit, pupils will be able to:
  • Understand questions and choose the correct answers, through listening comprehension.
  • Determine the number of syllables in words said aloud:
  • Friends and school related vocabulary.
  • Number words from one until ten.
  • Sentence structure and instructions such as:
    • I need
    • Do you like ...?
    • I like
    • I do not like
    • Look and listen
    • Put the
    • Drag the picture
    • Click on the
    • Match the
  • Adjectives and their opposites
  • Common objects in the classroom and in the schoolbag.
StoryThe Big Race
Key Vocabulary Actions:
Share with friends, color with crayons, read books, watch television, run, sing, go to school, cook, sleep, learn English
Numbers:
From one to ten
Adjectives:
New - old, start - stop, tall - short, happy - sad, clean - dirty, fast - slow
Objects in the Classroom:
Friends, scissors, picture, notebook, book, pencil, crayons, glue, teacher, desk, chair, paper
Additional vocabulary:
Near, in, on, race, sneaker, computer


Activity nameDescriptionLearning Goals
1. Jackie meets a friend Jackie meets a new friend called Speedy. Together, they go to visit Jackie's friends at school, where they learn how to share things with their friends. Watch the clip and listen carefully, to hear the questions and answers. Listen and watch this short clip of the dialogue between Jackie and Speedy.
An Introduction to the vocabulary of the unit and develop listening comprehension.
2. Ask me a Question Based on the clip from activity one, we hear the questions that both Jackie and Speedy ask each other, and then the pupils are required to choose the answer that best suits the question. Listening comprehension, learning the commonly used questions when meeting someone. "What is your name?" "What are you doing?" "Where are you going?" "Do you want to... ?"
3. Whats in the Classroom? We see a detailed picture of a classroom which shows silhouettes of various objects from the classroom at the bottom of the page. Pupils are asked to find the different objects around the classroom. As the pupils find the correct objects and click on them, they hear the name of that object in English. The goal of this unit is to introduce the names of commonly found objects within a classroom.
4. Going to School We see an empty schoolbag, and we see a bank of objects at the bottom of the page. Pupils hear a sentence in English "I need three pencils." They are asked to drag three pencils into the schoolbag. The bank of objects changes for each question. All of the objects were introduced in the previous activity. The goal of this activity is to review the use of the number words (from the previous unit) and the objects found in a classroom or in a schoolbag. This is a fun activity that works on the pupils' listening comprehension and their ability to follow oral instructions.
5. What do you like? Pupils see a picture of an action and hear a question:
"Do you like to....?"
Pupils are asked to click on either the smiley face or on the sad face as their answers. Then they hear: I do not like to... or I like to...
Then pupils can see the survey results based on the answers of other kids who have answered these questions.
The purpose of this activity is to introduce the question form to the pupils in a natural and non-threatening manner. In this way, the pupils are exposed to both positive and negative responses, also in a natural manner. This activity utilizes the Internet since it collects the results of the survey and pupils can see whether they have responded similarly to other kids of their age..
6. How many Syllables? Pupils will hear a word and see a picture of the word, and then they are asked to determine how many syllables each word has. The pupils have a choice of either one or two syllables. They have to click on the correct button (1 or 2). The purpose of this activity to teach the pupils phonemic awareness in the form of syllable recognition of spoken words.
7. Opposites A matching game. We see two rows of pictures- (all of which are adjectives) and pupils are asked to match them to the 'opposites'. When they click on the picture they hear the word. The goal of this activity is pre-reading in order to introduce new words in a fun, game-like activity. These words will appear in the story in the next step.
8. Story: The Big Race Pupils can read along and watch the narrated and fully animated online story, "The Big Race". In this story two boys are in a running race. Read and watch the story to find out the surprising ending! The goal of this story is a culmination of the content of the unit, including introduction questions, as well as things that friends do at school.
9. After you Read Pupils are asked different 'Wh' questions based on the content of the story. Pupils have to choose the correct picture to answer the question. The purpose of this activity is to evaluate the pupils' comprehension of the story, and to use the question words within context.
10. Quiz Look and listen:
Find the pictures that match the words/questions you hear.
Recognizing, reading and understanding.
Matching questions to answers through listening comprehension.Matching words said aloud to pictures.Recognizing the numbers when said aloud.Recognizing the adjectives and their opposites.Recognizing the objects in a classroom and in a schoolbag.Recognizing introduction questions and their answers.Understanding the content of the story: "The Big Race".