Purpose: to use real-life or authentic materials to help students learn new words; to show students how many words they already can read; to use visual clues to support comprehension; to practice prediction
Prep time: 10-15 minutes
Materials: variety of cracker, cookie, and cereal boxes, copies of the handout; dictionaries
Purpose: To create meaningful dialogue about culture, while allowing students an opportunity to practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills; for intermediate to advanced levels, though lesson could be modified for lower level learners.
Prep time: Approximately 15-30 minutes, depending upon resources available.
Materials: Pencil, paper, a book of folktales or photocopies of a few folktales. Visuals are helpful!
This lesson give learners cultural and historical information about the Thanksgiving holiday. This is also an opportunity to talk about Native Americans and how their lives were changed by the arrival of the first Europeans.