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									                                                Language Support Program
                                                                                                     Teaching Procedure
Observational Profile Area                      Talk to the hat.
           Using language to achieve pur-
           poses
                                                Language Focus
Suitable for Years Prep-6                       To use language appropriate                in a milkbar, an elderly person.
                                                to the conversation partner
                                                and situation e.g. Peer in the
Suitable For
                                                playground, School Principal in
           Small Group                          his office, Parent, Shopkeeper
           Pairs

           Whole class (for younger years)


                                                Materials
                                                A variety of hats to depict the
                                                conversation partner e.g.
                                                baseball cap, bowler hat,
                                                school hat, straw hat, visor.




                                                Procedure
                                                     Working in pairs, students            Name use (Mr, mate, dude, sir,
                                                     choose a hat and then act             first names).
                                                     out a conversation using
                                                                                           Conversation topic (what’s
                                                     appropriate language.
                                                                                           appropriate)
                                                     Things to keep in mind
                                                                                           Language (using slang etc)
                                                     and to discuss at the end
                                                     of the activity:
                                                Greeting types (formal, casual)



                                                Notes
                                                Younger children may find it               hats. Discuss greetings,
                                                easier doing this activity as a            language, topics etc and what
                                                class with the teacher or aide             types would be appropriate to
                                                acting as the ‘hat’ person, or             each “hat’ person e.g. which
                                                being the mediator between 2               person could you say “hey
                                                younger students.                          dude” to? Who would you call
                                                                                           Mr or Sir?
                                                Alternatively, start the activity
                                                by having a number of
                                                students stand at the front of
                                                the class wearing all of the




                                                  Document prepared by Hugh McCusker and Lee Oliver (Lewis & Lewis 2006).

                               Based on material developed by Dr John Munro in conjunction with the Victorian Department of Education & Training.

								
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