Language (main topic about Vikings)
the classroom singing a song such as
Somewhere over the rainbow Way up high,
There's a land that I heard of Once
in a lullaby.
Somewhere over the rainbow Skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream Really do come true.
with a poem about Vikings such as:
little boats are on the sea,
is calm as calm can be.
the wind begins to blow,
little boats rock to and fro.
the wind begins to shout,
little boats are tossed about.
is the wind, the storm, the rain,
little boats sail on again.
students: What did you listen? What did you understand?
favourite question to stimulate conscious listening ability)
on the black board the words that students have understood and retold to you.
the lines until the while poem is written.
a new poem:
am a verb, I like to act,
walk, to run, to dance – It’s a fact.
plough, to build, to work, to strive,
like to feel that I’m alive!
sometimes I just say, ‘I am,’
act as meek as a little lamb.
the red colour and ask: Where are the verbs? Circle or underline them.
Writing starts with a story.
you ever taken a boat?
a story about it, using as many verbs as possible.
a picture on the blackboard…
this picture, include as many letters hidden as possible.
students to find these letters (review alphabet)
ask students to get their workbooks
start writing and drawing their own stories...
topic per class is safer.
1: Where was it? I was in Kenting
2: How was the boat? The boat was big, white and slow.
What is Pink? by Christina Rossetti
What is pink? a rose is pink
By the fountain's brink.
is red? a poppy's red
In its barley
What is blue? the sky is blue
Where the clouds float thro'.
What is white? a swan is white
Sailing in the light.
What is yellow? pears are yellow,
Rich and ripe and mellow.
is green? the grass is green,
small flowers between.
What is violet?
clouds are violet
In the summer twilight.
What is orange? why, an orange,
Just an orange!
an easier version:
What is red? A rose is red.
What is blue? The sky is blue.
What is white? The snow is white.
What is yellow? The sun is yellow.
What is green? The grass is green.
What is orange? An orange is orange. Just an orange!
My name is Joanne. In 1997, I took the boat. I was in Taichung. It was a sunny day. The
boat was blue and white. I went to Makung Island. And you? Please tell me.
One (end of the) class for each sentence to focus on one question at one time. What? Where?