The Ugly Duckling - per la scuola primaria

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Roberta Grandi

Thanks to this activity, the children will learn basic animal vocabulary. The visual reinforcement will help the children associate words with their meaning and will make them develop the skill of re-telling a well known story. Furthermore, the song “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” provides listening and pronunciation practice.


Lesson plan

Class:

    Level: Primary School (second – third class students)

 

Lecture organisation:

  • Time: 2 x 45 mins lecture.
  • Additional tools needed: Use of visual materials, PowerPoint, Internet

 

NB: Suggested structure:

  • Tell the story to the children, click on the slide to show the pictures. (Slides 1-9)
  • Show Disney’s video. (Slide 10)
  • Fill in the blanks exercise. (Slides 11 and 12 propose two different typologies of exercise)
  • Make the children re-tell the story by matching words and pictures. (Slides 13-14)
  • Vocabulary revision exercise. (Slide 15)
  • Song: “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”. Sing together, click on the slide to show the different pictures. (Slide 16)
  • Exercise on farm animals. (Slide 17)
  • Crosswords puzzle. (Slide 18)

 

Texts:

    Text(s) to be read in class: The lyrics of “Old MacDonald had a Farm” could be given to the children to help them sing along.

 

Objectives:

  • Thanks to this activity, the children will learn basic animal vocabulary.
  • The visual reinforcement will help the children associate words with their meaning and will make them develop the skill of re-telling a well known story.
  • The song “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” provides listening and pronunciation practice.
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