||Locations and Directions
||Osnat Mordehai and Anne Toledo
|21st Century Skills
- Being actively involved in meaningful learning
- Being creative
- Using Power Point
social interaction / access to information / presentation
|Purpose of Activity
Teaching locations (places in the city) and directions
Reading a street map
Following directions: (around the corner….., across the/from ….. down the street….., next to the….., on the left, on the right. on the corner of…., go straight!, go left!, turn right!, go two blocks…)
Preparing cards for a board game
|Description of Activity
LESSONS 2 and 3
- Teacher elicits places in the city and records students' answers on a Word document on the screen board (school, bank, park, shops, mall, hospital, police station, supermarket, bus stop, etc.)
- Teacher introduces new locations (street, avenue, café, theater, bookstore, restaurant, hotel, department store, grocery store, bus station, train station, subway station, post office) by means of a PowerPoint with authentic pictures on the screen board. See: Around Town PowerPoint presentation.
- Small group work: Students sit in groups of four and receive small picture- word cards and definitions of the different places. See: Word Picture Definition. Students match the definition with the picture word card.
- Peer checking with another group.
- Teacher presents the students with an online story "My Neighborhood"
- While listening, students tick the places that appear in the story and then tick the places in their own neighborhood. See: My Neighborhood.
- Students verify the answers by listening once again to the story and then they compare their list with a peer.
- Teacher introduces the directions by means of a video clip.
- Note: Stop at 5.36 min. We suggest teacher to press pause after each question so that all the students understand the question and have time to think about the answer. Clip does not have a sound. Teacher can ask the questions or let the students read out loud and then answer.
- Frontal listening exercise – Teacher hands out a map and gives instructions using the new vocabulary. Students follow the instructions and provide the name of the final place they got to. Teacher gives instructions twice (students use different colors for tracing). The third /fourth time teacher invites strong students to give the directions. See: "Map".
- Pair Work. See: "Around Town Map- Pair Work". Pair work: Student A prepares a worksheet for student B, using the new vocabulary: on the corner of…., across from…., across the street…., down the street….., next to the…,
on the left, on the right, between, in front of, opposite.
Pupil A completes the sentences. He may choose to use correct or incorrect answers (according to the map) with the help of the word bank. Students exchange papers and solve the exercises. Pupil B has to read the sentences completed by pupil A and check true or false according to the map.
And vice versa. Peer checking of worksheet.
- Small group work – Teacher hands out a template of the "Follow Me Game" slide 3. See: Follow Me Game. Teacher explains how to play the game and shows examples of the cards.
- Small group work – Students form groups of four and decide on:
1. Color of card frame that each student will choose.
2. Question type (see ideas for questions on slide 3 of Follow Me Game).
- Students prepare a draft of 8-10 cards (in notebook).
||Students prepare their own cards for a board game.
- Students prepare their own cards for a board game. See: Follow Me Game slide 4. Teacher uploads the task to the class forum.
- Sites for additional practice:
- Memory Game- Places
- Take a Trip- Move the car and listen to the names of the places.
- ESL Lab – Directions through Town – Teacher should show how to use this site in class. Students listen by pressing the "Play Audio" button. Then, choose TRUE or FALSE for each sentence. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz. The listening activity is based on the map in the site and drills this vocabulary:
across from, behind, between, in front of, near, next to, opposite.
Students play the "Follow Me" game which they created in class.