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Grade: Elementary

#2856. Unit plan "My Country"

Reading/Writing, level: Elementary
Posted Sun May 4 21:25:12 PDT 2003 by Tofool Saeed (u9922525@zu.ac.ae).
Zayed Univeirsity , Abu Dhabi
Materials Required: sites
Activity Time: 6 mounths
Concepts Taught: English skills



• Subject: Social and English
• Grade: 4
• Social : ((Services are given to us by my country))
• English :(( I love the Emirates))

• Essential questions:
1- What are things that you could show for loving your country?
Why are that things important?
3- What could you do for your country right now or in future ?

• Tasks:
1- Do interview with your parents and your friends after writing at least 5 questions about why they love emirates and ask them to give examples. Write their answers clearly. After that, students have to compare the answers between each other in pairs and do presentation in pairs. This task shows that they will use critical thinking because they have to gather information and analyze the survey. (English,writing, reading, speaking and listing) ( linguistic and Interpersonal intelligences ) ( Thinking Process: Balances reason and emotion in decision-making, )

2-Read and write a poem about emirates the title could be “ I love Emirates”. First, I will give them an example of poem that they should to read. You should try to write at least five lines, you can repeat two lines. Start with interesting line that catch the attention of a reader. For example, “UAE is star of the world”. ( English, Reading and Writing ) (Musical and logical intelligences) ( Thinking Process: Combines information in new and unique ways)

3-Create album of services that emirates give to you by researching on the internet individually. You have to collect different pictures of services in different websites that I will give you a list of sites you can use. These pictures should explain the services by writing at least one sentence for each to explain them. For example, hospitals, this is a useful service that is free, so all patient people can cure in. (Science : study of social services, Art: design, English : writing ) (Intrapersonal and Visual-Spatial and Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligences) ( Thinking Processes: Organizes and manages information, uses thinking processes in concrete and abstract ways)
4- Do a presentation about your abilities in future or now that you could do for emirates gives to you. Moreover, you should to give reasons for why you think you will be able to do all these in future. You have to do this task individually; also think about what the others are doing for example your siblings and parents what they did and what are they doing write now, see if you would do similar or different. For example , your studying is free, so what would you like to return this service back to your country in future. Present at least eight ideas with their reasons if possible. (Science, field study ) (Intrapersonal Intelligence) ( Thinking Process: uses thinking processes to interpret information, considers new ideas and various perspectives to broaden insight and increase understanding)


5-Write a list of the services that emirates give to you. In this task you will write at least 10 services. (English: writing ) (linguistic Intelligence)
( Thinking Process: combines information in new and unique ways)


My Country

The total of all tasks “100 points”


1- The first task: Do interview with your parents and your friends after writing at least 5 questions about why they love emirates and ask them to give examples, comparing your answers and your partners and doing presentation in pairs. 30 = Points
Items Unsatisfactory
1-2 Satisfactory
3-4 Excellent
5-6
Design and organization of the sheet paper.

Clarity questions
And variety.
The questions should include main ideas of the topic.
Misspellings or/and grammatical errors.
Asking different people/ different ages.

Summarizing the differences answering, but the main ideas of your partner and you after comparing by short clearly presentation.



2- The second task: Write a poem about emirates the title could be “ I love Emirates”. 20 = Points

• Writing at least five lines, you can repeat two lines.
5 = points.
• Starting with interesting line that catch the attention of a reader. 3 = points.
• grammatical/ errors. 5 = points.
• Submitting on time. 2 = points.
• Create an interesting title. 3 = points.
• Clarity handwriting. 2 = points.


3- The third task: Create album of services that emirates gives to you. 20 = Points

• Have at least 10 pictures: 10 points.
• Organized ( the cover, the design of the album ): 5 points.
• Write short description bellow each picture: 5 points.

4- The fourth task: Do a presentation about your abilities in future or now that you could do for emirates gives to you.
15 = Points

Items Unsatisfactory 1-2 Satisfactory 3-4 Excellent 5-6
Confidents and brave
Interesting introduction.
Mention main ideas
Have clearly & completely sentences in speaking
Include colorful pictures and useful or have meaning.
Thoughtful reasons.

Clear & effective presentation

5- The fifth task: Write a list of the services that emirates give to you. 15 = Points

• At least 8 different kinds of services that emirates give to you : 10 points
• Organized of the list, clarity and references: 5 points

Activities Timeline
Topic (My country )

The length of the unit in 6 weeks Tasks Number of the classes
First week Introduction to the unit 5
Second week Do an interview with your parents and your friends after writing at least 5 questions about why they love emirates and ask them to give examples.
5
Third week Write a poem about emirates the title could be “ I love Emirates”. 5
Fourth week Create album of services that emirates gives to you.
5
Fifth week
Do a presentation about your abilities in future or now that you could do for emirates gives to you.

5
Sixth week
Write a list of the services that emirates give to you.

5

List of Resources needed:

1- Materials that needed, this guided sheet for researching:

Researching:


Q- You have to look for the pictures of services that your country gives to you such as: schools, hospitals,…..
They will do a research project and print out the materials that they find.

The instructions to search in the internet:

1- Click on internet explorer.

2- Delete the old address.

3- Type this site:

http://www.google.com
4- click on the image which is above of your typing the site.
4- In the blank of searching type "services + emirates".

5- Click Enter or go.

6- Then chose the pictures that have meaning and clarity copy them and past in your worksheet.


2- Internet addresses that students need: Here are some sites of emirates pictures:

http://www.emirates.net

http://www.uae.com

http://www.images.uae.com
http://www.UAE.pictures.com