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Couldn't Believe Eyes


									Themes:            World of stories
Focus:             Writing
Topic:             I Couldn't Believe My Eyes
Content Standard:  3.2 By the end of the 6 year primary schooling, pupils will be able to write
                   using appropriate language, form and style for a range of purposes.
Learning Standard: 3.2.2 Able to write with guidance: (a) stories; (b) poems; (c) informal letters.
Objectives:        By the end of the lesson, the pupils will be able to write sentences using the
                   past tense.
Time: 60 minutes
Teaching Aids:     LCD, Computer, Internet connection, I Couldn't Believe My Eyes, 1 dice per 3-
                   4 pupils
By                 Ng Ming Fong

 Activity                                                                                  Teaching &                      Notes
 1. Teacher displays the I Couldn't Believe My Eyes                                        listening and                   http://learnenglishkids.british
 Story on the LCD and lets the pupils complete the                                         speaking              
 puzzle. Then, teacher says, "In the story, Hanan saw                                                                      couldnt-believe-my-eyes
 lots of strange things on her way to school. What did
 you see on your way to school this morning?
 Tell us what you saw. It can be real or invented!"
 Pupils decide whether what the others saw was real or

 2. Teacher plays the story of I Couldn't Believe My                                       listening
 While watching, pupils read together.
 Teacher gives a task to the pupils by asking them to
 identify the simple past tense verbs.

 Past tense verbs:
 saw, was (was walking, was coming), were (were
 running), had, came

 3. Teacher divides class into groups of three or four.                                    speaking
 Each group are give a dice. The teacher writes on the
 1 = be (I, he, she, it)
 2 = be (you, they)
 3 = see
 4 = come
 5 = eat
 6 = run
 The teacher goes round the class and asks for
 examples of past tense sentences for each verb.
 In groups, pupils take turns to roll the dice and create a
 sentence in the past tense using the correct verb. The
 pupil who makes the most amount of correct sentences
 in five minutes wins.

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4.Pupils write 10 sentences explaining a funny or                 writing
strange thing that has happened to them.

Assessment:                                                       writing
Grading of the pupils' 10 sentences.

Remedial:                                                         drawing   http://learnenglishkids.british
Pupils draw a picture of one of the scenes from the               
story in groups ensuring a picture depiction of the                         couldnt-believe-my-eyes

Enrichment:                                                       writing   Exercise book
Pupils write another 5 past tense verbs by themselves
and construct sentences based on them.

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