Sunday, December 30, 2012

Scaffolding for the Seasons Lesson - verbs, vocabulary for seasons and weather (young learners)

 Verbs, grammar and modeling for the seasons lesson worksheet.

Seasons and the Weather (from the Basic Vocabulary Builder, Unit 27) excellent complement to the seasons lesson; good scaffolding to get to the seasons lesson (voting). This can also be found on page 110-111, 114 of the first Macmillan book (seasons and the weather), and page 80 (seasons and months) of the second Macmillan book.  

verbs: to see, to be, to fall
grammar: noun and adjective form

spring, summer, fall/autumn, winter
rain (rainy), snow (snowy), wind (windy), sun (sunny), cloud (cloudy), star, moon, lightning, ice, storm, to be hot, to be cold, leaf/leaves

 Find pictures and then point to the pictures (or have students draw pictures for each season):
1. It is spring (summer, fall, winter). There is a cloud (moon, star...). I am cold (hot).
2. In the summer, it is _____ (hot, rainy, etc.). In winter, it is _____ (cold, snowy, etc.). In spring, it is_____. In fall, it is _______.
3. In a storm, it is ________ (rainy, windy, etc). I see the ________ at night (stars, moon, etc.).

Comprehension questions: What is the weather today? When is it cold? When is it hot? What months are in spring, summer, fall, winter? Do you like snow? Do you like the sun? When do you see the moon? When do you see the stars? When do leaves fall? When do leaves grow?

Once students have this vocabulary, it's easy to move into the seasons lesson (choosing which season is the best by voting).

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