TITLE OF THE UNIT: PLANTS
COURSE/LEVEL: SECOND GRADE (PRIMARY EDUCATION)
1. Learning outcomes
/ Evaluation criteria
-To recognise plants as living things.
-To understand what plants need to grow and how they obtain food.
-To distinguish between the main parts of a plant and explain their functions.
-To identify the roots, stem, leaves, flowers and fruits of plants.
-To know the classification of plants as trees, bushes and grasses.
-To learn to respect plants.
2. Subject Content
-Parts of a plant.
-Flowers, fruits and seeds related to the growth of a plant.
-Main functions of roots, stems and leaves.
- Types of plants: trees, bushes and grasses.
- The life cycle of a plant.
- Products obtained from plants
3. Language Content / Communication
-Nouns: plants, flower, bush, tree, grass, stem, leaves, roots, water, soil, sun, and air
-Verbs: grow, need, live, obtain, classify, respect, identify.
-Adjectives: tall, beautiful, bright, colorful, fast-growing, large, rare, aromatic
-Prepositions: to, into, inside, above
-What are plants?
- Do you know the name of any plant?
-Have you ever been in a garden or park?
-Do you like plants?
· Classroom management:
-Good morning everyone, how are you all?
-Listen to me, please
-Pay attention, please!
-Stand up / sit down
-That's correct / right.
-Your answer is very good / almost right.
-That's all for today.
-It's (almost) time to finish
-Exposition (Plants are…, Plants need…to grow, There are different types of plants…)
-Dialogue (What are plants?, What do plants need to grow?, What are the different types of plants?
Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing.
4. Contextual (cultural) element
To connect the topic with something known by the children, which will able to recognise in their free time and daily life.
5. Cognitive (thinking) processes
Comprehend, analize, explain, connect the ideas with the topic and vocabulary.
6. (a) Task(s)
To make a minibook about Plants.
6. (b) Activities
1. Watch a video about the parts of a plant.
2. Play a game about how plants grow.
3. Watch a presentation (glogster) about the parts of a flower and the plant cycle.
4. Learn a song about the necessities of a plant to grow.
Organization and class distribution / timing
There will be big group, pairs and individual assessment.
It will take two sessions/performances around 50 minutes.
Resources / Materials
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO8hrqDuMmY video about the parts of a plant make me genius
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/plants_grow.shtml game about "how plants grow" http://jpiscatelli.edu.glogster.com/partsoftheflower parts of a flower glogster
http://jpiscatelli.edu.glogster.com/the-plant-cycle plant cycle glogster
http://jpiscatelli.edu.glogster.com/the-plant-cycle plants minibook
http://carolbrookebooks.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/lifecycleofapumpkinminibook_smartprintables_carolbrooke.pdf life cycle of a pumkin minibook/what do plants need to grow
http://www.angelfire.com/la/kinderthemes/pfingerplays.html songs about plants classical music
Linguistic, Digital, Interaction with the Environment, Learn to Learn, Social and Civic.
8. Evaluation (criteria and instruments)
The Evaluation will be based on the activities planned, by the observation of the class and the questions asked to the children, their activities in big group and individual.
EJERCICIO INTERACTIVO EN LÍNEA
STORY JUMPER "THE HAPPY SEED"( creado por mí)
ENLACE A LA UNIDAD DIDÁCTICA
ENLACE A LOS MATERIALES DISEÑADOS
ELENA BORREGO GARCÍA