Lessons 1-4 focus on greetings, introductions and vocabulary, expressions and structures related to children's families. During this part of the unit children have an opportunity to explore similarities and differences between families in ways that go beyond physical attributes. All activities in these four lessons help children learn about the special role each of them has in their families and how members in a family take care of one another. Vocabulary includes chores and responsibilities each member has in a family.
Activities in Lessons 5-8 help young children discover the people around their towns. There are many different kinds of people that do many different kinds of jobs in a neighborhood. This part of the unit helps children identify and learn about many of these people and the important role that they play in the community. Community helpers like teachers, police officers, and firemen may be the most familiar, but children will also discuss what their moms and dads do and other neighbors do.
Lessons 9-11 help young children discover other lands and appreciate people from other countries and cultures. A variety of activities provide wonderful opportunities for children to learn more about themselves and the other children in the group, the places they come from, their cultural heritage and traditions.
Lesson 12 is the last lesson on the The World Around Me unit. It is a celebration for children's accomplishments.
Each lesson in this Teacher's Guide includes at the beginning valuable information regarding the materials necessary to conduct the classes and vocabulary and structures that need to be introduced and/or practiced. Throughout this Teacher's Guide, you will find more information to help you focus on important teaching components. There are Information Boxes that provide statements that elaborate or give additional information about specific activities; Language Learning Boxes that focus your attention on relevant issues regarding language development and special Icons that facilitate the identification and location of activities in the lesson plans.Each lesson includes activities for the following:
a) Warm-up, Welcome selections and Self- directed activity
b) Circle Time, including Circle Time song, Good Morning song, Calendar activities, Numbers Alphabet and Sounds, ABC song, Theme Focus and Theme song
c) Creative Time d) Story time e) Wrap-up
With this Teacher's Guide you can start teaching using whole language in context right away with minimal investment of time researching and creating your own lesson plans. Together with the Picture Books, Enrichments activities Booklets, CDs with songs, finger plays, rhymes, and read alouds, Languages4kidz Teacher's Guides provide you with the tools necessary to implement the program, and make it easy for children to gradually acquire and build up their vocabulary and communicative competence, catch up or improve their English language skills.The World Around Me Unit Package has the following components: The World Around Me Teacher's Guide with Enrichment Activities BookletTo be or not to be Picture BookYou shine! Picture BookInternational day Picture Book, and The World Around Me CD with songs, finger plays, rhymes and read alouds.Each item is sold separately.
Format: Paperback 398 pages
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
13-Digit ISBN: 9781482324686
10-Digit ISBN: 1482324687