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Title: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: numberonegood on March 04, 2011, 10:53:24 am
There seems to be many different Middle School text books out there.  Mine have kids jumping on the cover for each grade.  Also:
Grade 1: English author is Peter S. Sylvestre and lesson 1 is called "Welcome to my Homepage"
Grade 2: English author is Sharp William Edward and lesson 1 is called "Cathy's School Life"
Grade 3: English author is Sharp William Edward and lesson 1 is called "Everyone Can Play"

If other people have these books, let us know and we can share some ideas.
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: misty on March 04, 2011, 11:07:16 am
I'm using that book for grade 3.  This will be my first time teaching from a book, and looking at what we have to work with I can honestly say I'm not really looking forward to it.  All the material in the chapters are just so random. 
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: numberonegood on March 04, 2011, 03:28:04 pm
But really, don't you love post-it notes?! (Lesson 3)
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: misty on March 08, 2011, 02:55:18 pm
that outta be a great lesson ;D I just hope that my school has an infinite supply of post-its so I can come up with some form of game
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: Janitor on March 08, 2011, 03:05:36 pm
I played a game once with the post-it by writing vocabulary on them and sticking it to the forehead of the students. They had to run around and try and guess the word without saying it. If their partner guess the right word they took their pot-it. Student with the most post-it won
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: waikalani on March 08, 2011, 03:08:39 pm
I'm using this book also.  I have to make my lesson to cover some of the material in the book, but I don't have to follow activity by activity.  PLEASE let me know if you want to share other lessons as I'm at a loss for some of these topics.
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: laurateacher on March 11, 2011, 10:59:17 am
These books are dire.  Have you seen the reading passage in everyone can play?  'Jason is a physically and mentally challenged boy.'  I have a couple of  special needs children in some of my classes and the teachers have been using that passage, underlining the word challenged and then pointing to the kids in my class and saying Jason.....ah Korea!

These books are too random to do anything with them in my opinion, I dont think there is anything useful at all.  I was thinking of doing something about friendship and giving friends advice  helping them in certain situations....but thats the brightest brainwave I have had, I have been procrastinating about making my lesson plan all week.  I dont even thik that would fill 45 minutes....

I havent really looked at 2nd grade but again it looks like it is to do with friendship and inviting people to events or giving opinions and advice, so maybe the same as above?  Or maybe I will go in the direction of My mam is coming to Korea, what should she do?  And then give her some cultural dilemmas where the kids have to tell me what she should do.  I dunno, Im just throwing ideas around.  Im stuck, today is Friday, my brain stops functioning as soon as I open the pages of these books.....maybe we should chat on a weekly basis and share ideas?
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: numberonegood on March 11, 2011, 03:17:50 pm
When I saw that story the thought "no good will come from this" crossed my mind.  Fortunately, I won't have to teach that part of the lesson. 

I don't know about everyone else, but I'm only responsible for teaching the "Talk Together" section of each lesson.  I spread out those two pages over two lessons. 

I've attached my first lesson for Grade 3 Lesson 1 "Everyone can play" in case it is helpful to anyone.  Sorry if the lesson plan is unclear but I just write it for myself so it's not detailed.  It's not my greatest lesson but you may be able to get something from it.  Any questions, let me know.
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: woman-king on March 12, 2011, 10:46:01 pm
I'm working through lesson plans for the grade 1 and 2 books...I'm already a little confused at the whole "Welcome to my Webpage" theme, as I don't think most of my students use myspace or Facebook and won't get the concept (could be wrong there).  I'm planning on having them design their own webpages using the topic sentences from the textbook and from me, but since I don't have access to computers for each of them they'll be using paper and doing presentations...tha t's the best idea I have so far. 

The second grade "school life" theme is a little easier, I'm going to be talking about extracurricular activities and then  use a Jeopardy or "bomb game" template to have them memorize the different activities.

I'm glad I'm not the only one finding this difficult...not only are the chapters not related to each other, the information within the chapters seems  . . . disconnected, as well.  I'm having a hard time putting it together in my brain in a way that's cohesive enough to create some real lessons from it.
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: laurateacher on March 13, 2011, 09:52:55 pm
I have it a little more difficult, I have been told to spend one week on the talking part of the chapter and one week on the listening part.  I decided not to do the introductions because my kids pretty much already know how to do that.......gah, just too difficult!

Your power point looks great though!
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: laurateacher on March 28, 2011, 02:07:23 pm
How are people getting on with these books?  Has anyone reached grade 2, Sping festival chapter yet?  I have to come up with a speaking class for tomorrow, could do with some inspiring groundbreaking ideas........:-s
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: numberonegood on April 07, 2011, 08:19:13 am
Has anyone noticed that in the first three lessons of the grade 3 book each of the "Talk Together" sections have been about complaining?
Lesson 1: I'm worried about...    Don't worry.
Lesson 2: Bitch, bitch, bitch.   I'm sorry to hear that.
Lesson 3: What's the matter?  Bitch, bitch, bitch.

Can we move past this already?  There's only so many lessons I can make around this topic.

(Yes, I realise I'm complaining about there being too much complaining in the lessons.)


Laurateacher, did you come up with any good ideas for your lesson?  I used these books for grade 1 and 2 last year and I found the grade 2 lessons consistently frustrating.  Grade 1 was much better and I was able to come up with much more interesting lessons.
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: numberonegood on April 08, 2011, 11:41:08 am
Here is a ppt for Grade 3 - Lesson 3 focusing on the phrases "Let me take a look." and "It will be nice to..." 

I think we are all focusing on different parts of the textbook but hopefully you can use something out of this. 

At the end is the Disappearing Dialog game from RufusW using the dialogues from the text book.
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: laurateacher on April 17, 2011, 10:15:48 pm
I actually find the grade 2 books a lot easier than the grade 3 books.  So the grade 2 spring festivals chapter, the speaking part, I showed them different ways to invite people to something, then the different responses, I had pictures of stuff like the movies, bowling etc, and they had to invite me using the language, I then accepted or rejected the information (my teachers didnt like the fact that I taught them how to accept an invitation as this isnt part of the target language in the text book, but I think they need to know how to say both things, right?) I then had a schedule on powerpoint, which had some busy days and some blank days, I then invited them to something on a chosen day and they had to say yes or no using the target language. I then gave them a blank schedule and asked them to fill in 2 days and go round inviting people in the class to something on their free days and they had to accept or reject.....I only have the powerpoint on my school computer, sorry, otherwise I could put it up on here, maybe I could try tomorrow?

The next class I did I focused on the "have you heard about" and I actually found a great lesson on here that I just downloaded and changed a little....so I asked them about Korean festivals, have you heard about the butterfly festival? etc and they had to reply, I then asked them about festivals from my country (the UK) and showed them video clips, there is a really funny one about cheese rolling to show them which they loved.  I dont normally set them homework, but I made them create a new korean festival for HW in groups of 3 and have them present it to the class the next week, some of their posters and ideas were amazing!

http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,1631.0.html
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: dlhopes on April 22, 2011, 02:19:52 pm
I also have access to this textbook, and I have to agree with other people on this thread; it's woefully disjointed and the lessons have no clear purpose. Fortunately, my co-teachers stick to the book and I only use the topics as a template. However, I'm struggling to see how to make something out of the Grade3 lesson 3 (do you like post-it notes). There's a small section about an invitation to a baseball game so I'm going to do a lesson on invitational language and then maybe something related to inventions and passives (the telephone was invented by A.G.Bell etc), linked to an invitation to a museum. Needless to say, I'm struggling!
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: misty on April 22, 2011, 02:40:29 pm
Luckily I don't really have to use the book.  I just try and pick one of the topics and do my own lesson.  For Grade 3 lesson 3 I did an inventions lesson and got ideas from this post http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,5514.0.html

This book really is terrible and all my co-t's hate teaching it too!
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: believeinblue on June 14, 2011, 08:09:04 am
Did any of you guys get the interactive CDs with your books? I agree that this book and the CDs put my class to sleep, but I am expected to use the CDs (no powerpoints) and teach each unit over the course of two weeks, basically going from beginning to end.

I am in charge of teaching the activity book. For my grade 1s, I teach all levels (Make Up, Run Up, Jump Up). My grade 2s are sorted by level so lower levels just get Make Up and advanced levels get Jump Up. My grade 3s only get Make Up as the level jumps up quite a bit for the Grade 3 book.

Anyways, I guess my question is: do you guys have the CDs but have decided to not use them?
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: laurateacher on June 15, 2011, 01:27:21 pm
I got the listening tracks given to me on a USB.  I have to teach the listening part and the speaking part, usually for the listening part, I use a bomb game, but you dont have powerpoint, maybe make your own bomb game and have the cards stuck on with blu-tac or something.....
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: mycombs on August 26, 2011, 07:49:49 am
I teach these jumping kids books as well. Trying to make supplementary lessons to reinforce such disjointed dialogue makes me want to cry. But I have done this for one year, and now I can start recycling!
I would love to see this thread become a sticky, so all of us saddled with this book could share...
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: tomburrows on August 29, 2011, 12:15:10 pm
when were these books published?
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: mycombs on August 31, 2011, 03:36:33 pm
I can't find a publishing date in the books. I know my school's been using them since at least 2009.
Also, does everyone have the Teacher's Book and the Teacher's Resource Books? There's good instructions and answers/translations in the former, and a lot of extra material in the latter. Your co-teachers have them, if you haven't seen them yet.
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: laurateacher on September 05, 2011, 12:53:48 am
Here is a powerpoint for lesson 7 exercise B
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: iheartzero on September 06, 2011, 12:02:00 pm
Here are my Lesson 7 PowerPoints for Grade 2! I changed up the Starcraft Bomb game (to be used at the end of the lesson) from rookiewaygook to match the theme of this lesson. I also shortened the original to only 14 questions, instead of 25. You can download the introduction PowerPoint here, and the Starcraft Bomb game from this site: http://www.2shared.com/document/ZZ25c2yG/Grade2Lesson7_Starcraft_Bomb.html (http://www.2shared.com/document/ZZ25c2yG/Grade2Lesson7_Starcraft_Bomb.html) (It is more than 80mb, though...)

I hope it works for someone!
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: Darren86 on September 06, 2011, 01:23:46 pm
Trying to come up with a lesson on poor Inky the whale. Might just go with what's in the book, get it out the way and move on to something hopefully a bit more interesting/accessible. Unless anyone has any suggestions?
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: Darren86 on September 06, 2011, 01:29:55 pm
Its actually good to know that there are teachers' books as well. I've only got the one the students are using, need to ask my co-teacher about that 1.
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: Darren86 on September 06, 2011, 01:31:30 pm
Not been a waygook user for very long, but does anone else find the posting security questions a bit odd?
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: chloejn on September 08, 2011, 09:42:18 am
Trying to come up with a lesson on poor Inky the whale. Might just go with what's in the book, get it out the way and move on to something hopefully a bit more interesting/accessible. Unless anyone has any suggestions?
I didn't use the actual story but I kept with the theme and did a Save the Planet lesson.
I posted it on the main MS thread here:
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,20992.0.html (http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,20992.0.html)

Hopefully it helps :)
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: actualstarfish on September 09, 2011, 03:25:42 pm
Anyone flipped through chapter 9 in the regular book and activities book for grade 3, "Korea is a Great Country"? Lol propaganda at its finest. Some of the stuff in there makes me want to laugh but then I remember that this is what we are expected to teach the kids and that makes me a sad panda.

These books are garbage but it's what I have to deal with this year. I am tasked with teaching the "Talk Together" sections of the textbook. I'll post materials as I create them. I'm starting from chapter 10 this year.
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: ladystokes on September 16, 2011, 09:07:57 am
Thanks for that Chloenj, my last class dive bombed a bit, but these videos should get the students attention at the very least. Thanks!  :D
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: mycombs on September 21, 2011, 10:06:37 am
1st year, Lesson 8 -> supplementary worksheet.
approx. < 20 minutes of working and speaking practice for the grammar point "No, I don't think so" I let the students get creative, and interpret the pictures as they like. The can also answer "Yes, I think so" if they want.
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: mycombs on September 21, 2011, 12:12:43 pm
And here's an extra something to do for 2nd year, Lesson 7
Print these 2 pages on different colored pieces of paper to make it easier. Some kids get problems, others have solutions. Slice the paper into individual cards, make the kids talk to each other until they find a match. One kid takes both cards, and sits down.
It uses grammar and vocab from this book, and theoretically, they can answer these. For example:
"I smell bad"
"Do you know how to take a bath?"
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: Mosesmu3 on September 25, 2011, 10:07:32 pm
Way Cool!!! This one was a winner.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: woman-king on September 25, 2011, 10:41:01 pm
I have these and am SO glad others agree that they're disjointed--to the point I feel mentally disjointed teaching them!  And my KTs want me to stick to the book material, so I can't just use the topics and make my own  materials.  I've been able to use the "What we'll learn" phrases a bit creatively and have gotten them to do some different activities with the dialogues, but that's the extent of what I can think up within my parameters.  I would LOVE to get more ideas from long-termers about these--looks like I'll have them for another year!

Any ideas on how to make games out of the topic sentences or dialogues?  I just read through these and my mind goes blank, there's no structure.
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: actualstarfish on September 26, 2011, 12:55:35 pm
I have these and am SO glad others agree that they're disjointed--to the point I feel mentally disjointed teaching them!  And my KTs want me to stick to the book material, so I can't just use the topics and make my own  materials.  I've been able to use the "What we'll learn" phrases a bit creatively and have gotten them to do some different activities with the dialogues, but that's the extent of what I can think up within my parameters.  I would LOVE to get more ideas from long-termers about these--looks like I'll have them for another year!

Any ideas on how to make games out of the topic sentences or dialogues?  I just read through these and my mind goes blank, there's no structure.

Second this. I've been making up some powerpoints with funny pictures and stuff to help the kids practice speaking with each other which I'll post later but I am at a total loss for how to make fun games from the "Talk Together" sections. The sentences and dialogues are all over the place. I feel like the poor content in these textbooks is bringing down my teaching as a whole since I am forced to teach all the material from them.

Also, is there any way to make this thread more organized in terms of materials for each grade and chapter? I'm used to the elementary boards where everything is neatly labeled and separated into lists.
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: mycombs on September 26, 2011, 10:12:12 pm
Any ideas on how to make games out of the topic sentences or dialogues?  I just read through these and my mind goes blank, there's no structure.
Check out my above worksheets. They are for the "Talk together" section, and I feel they work pretty well. I do them in conjunction with the book, to add some spice to the dreadfulness. You can also film you and friends speaking these dialogs together, and showing them before each speaking activity. Makes the students pay attention, gives them a good speaking model instead of Cathy and Minho.
I second the idea of organizing this into chapter so the material would be easy to find. But we might need some more active posters for this book.
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: woman-king on October 02, 2011, 06:58:23 pm
I can't find a publishing date in the books. I know my school's been using them since at least 2009.
Also, does everyone have the Teacher's Book and the Teacher's Resource Books? There's good instructions and answers/translations in the former, and a lot of extra material in the latter. Your co-teachers have them, if you haven't seen them yet.

Aren't they in Korean??
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: mycombs on October 12, 2011, 09:23:23 am
The supplementary books are largely in English! They didn't give them to me until I had been here a month and asked for them a few times. They're very useful, and you should try to get them. Since I know that it might be tough to convince your Korean co-teachers, I am including a photo of the Teacher's Guide (the very important one) and the extra book with worksheets and crossword puzzles for each chapter.
I know, right?
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: woman-king on October 15, 2011, 02:39:30 pm
The supplementary books are largely in English! They didn't give them to me until I had been here a month and asked for them a few times. They're very useful, and you should try to get them. Since I know that it might be tough to convince your Korean co-teachers, I am including a photo of the Teacher's Guide (the very important one) and the extra book with worksheets and crossword puzzles for each chapter.
I know, right?

Crossword puzzles?!  Whaaaat?  Thanks for the info!
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: mycombs on October 31, 2011, 09:38:31 am
Here's a powerpoint to introduce Lesson 9 - "Beauty of Hangeul" with an introduction to the English Alphabet VS Korean Alphabet. It works well, I think:
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: brianezek87 on November 04, 2011, 08:16:08 am
Cheers, made my life easier!
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: littleray on November 08, 2011, 02:08:59 pm
Yay...Im so glad to see others are teaching from this book....and that you find it ridiculous and disjointed too. I noticed that someone else made a request for us to put the materials for this book in order, has that been done? If so could someone point me in the right direction and I will add and steal. If not, is it something that people would still like to be done?
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: mycombs on November 15, 2011, 03:16:21 pm
I noticed that someone else made a request for us to put the materials for this book in order, has that been done? If so could someone point me in the right direction and I will add and steal. If not, is it something that people would still like to be done?
Sure! If you have materials everyone, please post them here ! I think we can all use help with these lessons. Especially any ideas people have for making the "Talk Together" section usable...
Title: Grade 2 Lesson 10
Post by: iheartzero on November 15, 2011, 03:54:23 pm
I just finished Lesson 10 with my 2nd Graders, and I thought my PowerPoint went over well; here it is! It took two and a half lessons, so don't try to cram everything into one because it's too much information.

For the first lesson, I started out with some vocabulary (guess the picture, basically) from the story, but because I only go to this school once a week, I didn't delve too far into it - their Korean English teacher takes care of that the rest of the days I'm not there. I think it's worth noting, as well, that the students get a vocabulary sheet with Korean translations from their teacher, so your kids might not be able to guess the pictures. After that, I went over different greetings for several holidays (including the ones in the book). I also made sure to correct the answers in the text (i.e. not "Happy Thanksgiving DAY" but "Happy Thanksgiving). Next, I went into gift-giving because the book says that you get Thanksgiving gifts, when, in fact, you don't. I wish I did, but I guess pie's enough. I didn't have time to go into Korean holidays, but you could certainly incorporate those if you want. Then, Part B: I have pictures of the people in the book and several K-Pop groups that elicited some great reactions. Super easy. By the way, I always go into the grammar/content before I have them read out of the textbook, so there are slides after the main content that say to go to a certain part in the book. I had a little time for a game at the end, so I used the Simpsons game from Daejeon.

For the second (and a half) lesson, I finished the game, and then, I went into the "Let's Communicate" part and used several pictures from things around Korea (some might not be known by other students outside of Jeollanam-do, though) and America to ask the students if they had heard of them. Listen and repeat for the "Go" part (if students are talking, I make them read this section out loud, but I didn't have any problems today) and onto the story. I played "Popcorn" reading, where students read until they want to stop, then say, "Popcorn, [insert another student's name here]." You might want to give a limit, if your kids are super talkative, or a minimum, if they aren't. After that, there is a short comprehension quiz, which you can make into a game if your kids are being good, or into a test/call-on-the-talkers thing, if they're not. Then, I asked them to name different talents from the provided pictures and then, tell me theirs, with a little presentation (picture and sentence on a paper).

And that's it! Haha. A little long, I guess, but I like to be thorough. Also, for the second lesson, I used the Nat King Cole song "Unforgettable" as a warm-up, but I won't upload it here - you can easily find it on YouTube.

Let me know if it works for you, or if you have any questions! Good luck (I hate this book.)!
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: littleray on November 17, 2011, 01:35:20 pm
Hi

Here are the ppt.s I used for the first grade Lesson 12. Its based on the write and lets talk part of the activity book. Im not great with ppt so feel free to make these more beautiful/useful/educational as you see fit. I teach first grade twice a week so I usually make each lesson in the book last two weeks so Ill post part 4 once I've finished it.

Hope theyre of some help to someone :)
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: littleray on November 17, 2011, 01:43:22 pm
Here is 2nd grade Lesson 12. I always start my lessons with a game, sometimes its games Ive stolen from other waygook users (thanks) and sometimes its relating the vocab list for that chapter which is what the random pics are at the beginning of my slide. Again sorry about the poor quality of my ppts.

I also cant take credit for the worksheets, I found them on the net somewhere and modified them for this lesson.
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: littleray on November 17, 2011, 01:56:09 pm
These are the materials I used for grade 2 lesson 11

The enlarged picture/optical illusions and drawings game I stole from the net somewhere and I cant find the sites now to credit them (sorry).

I think most of it is pretty self explanatory. The weird childlike drawings are what I described to my kids and then had them draw. Then I got them to do their own and describe them to their friends. My kids found this really hard and it took almost two lessons to do.

The optical illusions (playing card and dragon) I gave to the kids to make in lesson 4. Most of the written instructions on the dragon were easy for them to follow. I made half the kids make the cards and half the kids make the dragon (i made one myself first as a model) then when they had finished they had to take their optical illusion to someone who hadn't made the same thing and explain it to them (They basically re-wrote the instructions on the paper for the dragon and the instructional slide for the card).

Hope this makes sense Im in a bit of a rush, shout if you want any more clarification.

Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: laurateacher on November 17, 2011, 02:59:48 pm
Just a little something to add, if you have a Korean keyboard, then at the start of the chapter where it tells you what they will be studying, if you type that into google translate, then everything becomes clearer of what they should be learning, they just give really crap examples in English, so for example, chapter 10, the speaking part of  the book they should be learning how  to give and respond  to compliments, I think that is section A, how to ask for information, I think question B and how to report information, again I think question B, once you know this, it makes it much easier to plan your lessons and do a lot more fun stuff.
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: woman-king on February 25, 2012, 10:23:35 pm
Just a little something to add, if you have a Korean keyboard, then at the start of the chapter where it tells you what they will be studying, if you type that into google translate, then everything becomes clearer of what they should be learning, they just give really crap examples in English, so for example, chapter 10, the speaking part of  the book they should be learning how  to give and respond  to compliments, I think that is section A, how to ask for information, I think question B and how to report information, again I think question B, once you know this, it makes it much easier to plan your lessons and do a lot more fun stuff.

Oh yes, but of course English-speaking teachers are just expected to know this information through, I don't know, nunchi or something.  Lots of deer-in-headlights expressions when I've tried to point this out/ask for some translation help.   ::)

My school just ordered fresh new sets of these useless tomes, so I'll be using them again this year--but while last year I stuck strictly to the CD, this year new co-teachers want me to come up with speaking activities for each chapter.  Any ideas on how to organize the material into something resembling speaking activities? 
 
ALSO: Any ideas on places online to get the teacher's resource book for these babies?  I REALLY want the third-grade one; when I requested it from my head co-teacher she told me it doesn't exist . . . but I've seen a picture of it on this thread so I know better!  Ha!  But, seriously, any ideas of bookstores that might carry it?  Kyobo, perhaps? 

Let's keep this thread going, if you've got to work with these this year, post your ideas/thoughts/complaints!
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: laurateacher on March 08, 2012, 09:30:27 am
There IS a grade 3 teachers book, I borrowed my co-teachers last year and then forgot to give it back so it became mine.  Your co-teacher should be ordering these with the text books, no?  Anyway I wouldn't bother buying the 3rd grade teachers book-it is utter tripe in my humble opinion.  Does nothing but give you a script in English of what to say and the activity ideas are nothing but listen and repeat.

Anyway, not to rub it in, but my school realised the error of their ways with these books, we got new ones, which are simpler as there is barely any dialogue to remember, and its practical too.  Although still not perfect, this is the easiest book I have ever had to teach!  And the teachers book has the language objectives for each chapter in English.  So I gracefully bow out of this thread!  Good luck to the rest of you =D
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: actualstarfish on March 12, 2012, 02:42:45 pm
I'm going to start uploading some of my stuff from last year. I teach the "Talk Together" sections. This is grade 2 chapters 10-12. Apologies for the quality of these powerpoints. I was and still am completely stumped by these pieces of trash they call "textbooks."

These are powerpoints I used to introduce and drill dialogue with the students. I basically just asked student volunteers to stand up and say the dialogue to each other for points. I usually made an activity or two to be done after drilling the dialogues. I may upload those later.
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: actualstarfish on March 12, 2012, 02:55:05 pm
Grade 3 talk together powerpoints, chapters 10-12. Same boring stuff, maybe you'll find some of it useful. I had to burn through chapter 11 quickly so I ended up skipping a lot of the stuff I planned for the powerpoint. Same goes for chapter 12.
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: actualstarfish on March 12, 2012, 03:27:44 pm
Grade 1 Talk Together chapters 10-12
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: olololox on March 15, 2012, 10:05:39 am
I have to use this book this year for Grade 1. I'll be posting my materials and ideas I have, but I have to say - the textbook sucks. I taught 1st graders the first lesson and am now looking into the second. I have no idea how to jump from 'hi. my name is _____' to 'i can't swim'.  :-\
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: actualstarfish on March 19, 2012, 12:24:38 pm
I have to use this book this year for Grade 1. I'll be posting my materials and ideas I have, but I have to say - the textbook sucks. I taught 1st graders the first lesson and am now looking into the second. I have no idea how to jump from 'hi. my name is _____' to 'i can't swim'.  :-\

Welcome to the club. I'm seriously considering setting one of these books on fire when I finish this year. I actually consider having these textbooks to be worse than having no textbooks at all. It is so friggin time consuming to figure out how the hell to teach from them and no matter what I do my lessons end up being average at best.  Harumph!

Sometimes I like to imagine the kind of lessons I could teach if I had one of those nice textbooks I see being sold at TESOL conferences. One can dream...
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: hyeonbuk on April 09, 2012, 02:19:41 pm
I did this activity with all grades but it is more so from the 2nd grade text book on activities and what you want to or like to do. I showed a powerpoint as students took notes on the spellings and learnt the difference between plural and singular by adding a 's' at the end or not. Then for the younger grade I played hangman and the older we did a survey on what activities people like or not and how often because they are learning that in their books.
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: blessed10 on April 28, 2012, 06:01:32 am
when were these books published?
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: actualstarfish on May 02, 2012, 10:54:08 am
when were these books published?

Grade 1: 2008
Grade 2: 2009
Grade 3: 2010

At least according to my books. I think rather than looking at the date they were published, it is more fruitful to take a look at the authors themselves. There are about 10 Korean authors, a couple of which apparently spent a little bit of time at foreign universities. Grade 2 and 3 textbooks include "Sharp William Edward" and Grade 1 includes "Peter S. Sylvestre." I assume both of these waygookin "authors" were paid money to do no more than skim through the books and check for glaring grammar mistakes. If they actually had a part in creating the content or the language they should be ashamed of themselves.
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: English Rose on May 04, 2012, 01:32:15 pm
Wow, I finally found this!

My school does something a little different. I have to teach the listening section of the textbook as well as topics around it. So, although I teach the sometimes irrelevant listening section I like to have the students learn about other topics related to the book.

For chapter one listening and talking I chose to speak about family. This is something they know part of but struggle to actually talk about. I was shocked by how little they knew and how much they gained from this lesson. It's very loosely based on the textbook...
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: actualstarfish on May 09, 2012, 02:18:55 pm
I'm gonna post some random activities starting with grade 2. Again, I teach "Talk Together" only so this may not apply to all of you. Some of the files were created using Open Office so you may need to download that to open them.

Attached Files:

-Grade 2 Lesson 1 Dialogue Halves
-Grade 2 Lesson 2 Running Dictation Game, Lower Levels
-Grade 2 Lesson 3 Yu Gi Oh Bomb Game (Speaking practice only)
-Grade 2 Lesson 4 Speed Game
-Grade 2 Lesson 5 Trashball Game

Here are some directions:

For Dialogue Halves, each student is given half a dialogue. They must memorize the dialogue, then put it away. They will stand up and say their half dialogues to every other student in class until they find a match. When they find a match, they sit down together. After all the students found their matches I had different pairs speak their dialogues out loud for the class. You need to make sure each student has one half dialogue and that there is a match for every student. Use less dialogues and make more copies of the same to make the activity easier for lower level classes. Also, make sure they memorize the dialogues and aren't reading from them while walking around or just showing them to their classmates. This worked fairly well for my higher level classes.

Running dictation is a pretty popular game so I shouldn't need to explain the rules. After the groups had finished writing the sentences, I had them use their sentences to fill in the blanks of the dialogue and then read it out loud together.

The Yu Gi Oh bomb game is for speaking practice only. They don't need to think up the answers. You might want to change it based on your student levels. I was stumped with that lesson so all I could think of was to have them parrot the sentences out loud. They got really into the game though.

The speed game is relatively easy and it works for all levels. It is based on a popular game called the SLAM game so some of you may know it already. You need to print out and post the papers around your classroom in a U-shape. Split the class in two. Each team stands at one end of the U. The first person in each team must walk around the U, saying each sentence out loud. When they meet, they play rock paper scissors together. The winner can continue going and the loser must go to the back of the line of his/her team, then the first person in that team will start at the beginning of the U. To win the game one student must defeat all of his/her opponents and make it to the other side. This game doesn't require too much from the students and explaining the rules may be more difficult without a Korean co teacher to translate but every single class had a lot of fun with it.

Trashball is another sort-of popular game from waygook. It's very simple. Answer questions like a bomb game and if they are correct they get to shoot paper balls into a trash can for points. This was a popular one too. I make sure to increase the difficulty level after each round and sometimes I award style points but not usually.

I hope some of this is helpful for you. Feel free to modify it for your classes. I've reached the point where I'm not stressing out much over how much they are learning from the textbooks and I'm just trying to get the kids to have as much fun as they can.
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: actualstarfish on May 09, 2012, 02:36:47 pm
Grade 3 Talk Together Activities Below:

-Grade 3 Lesson 2 Dialogue Halves
-Grade 3 Lesson 3 Yugioh Bomb Game (Speaking Practice Only)
-Grade 3 Lesson 4 Running Dictation
-Grade 3 Lesson 5 Trashball

Directions for these activities are explained in my previous post.

I do have high level versions of some of these activities but since I work in a wealthy area my high level students' English level is probably far above the average and not of use to most of you.
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: gwenvdm on May 16, 2012, 12:27:34 pm
Thank goodness I don't have to work with a book. The themes are awkward and some of the tasks are mundane! I have the freedom to do what I want with my learners although sometimes you don't know where to start. I have used some of the better themes in some books just to get lesson outlines.
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: actualstarfish on May 30, 2012, 01:54:23 pm
Grade 1 Talk Together activities for chapters 1-5. My first grade classes are mixed so I tried to aim for the middle with these activities.

-Grade 1 Lesson 1 Dialogue Halves
-Grade 1 Lesson 2 Running Dictation
-Grade 1 Lesson 3 Yugioh Bomb Game
-Grade 1 Lesson 4 Speed Row Dialogues (It's a few slides down in the powerpoint)
-Grade 1 Lesson 5 Speed Game
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: actualstarfish on July 20, 2012, 02:12:31 pm
Grade 1 Talk Together activities for lessons 6-9. Directions for these activities are in one of my previous posts.
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: actualstarfish on July 20, 2012, 02:29:52 pm
Grade 2 Talk Together activities for lessons 7-9 (Lesson 6 was too large)
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: Samteachercheongdo on August 30, 2012, 09:57:49 pm
a presentation for the first 2 activities in lesson 7: a necklace in the grass. Also included a clapgame to help drill the vocab. This is meant to be done with the listening and talking exercises (a+b)
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: wherever dreaming goes on September 27, 2012, 01:56:10 pm
here's my PPT on our dreams lesson 9, i basically stuck to the book on this and borrowed a few phrases here and there... its really tough coming up with something with so little.
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: IzEFunni on March 03, 2013, 08:14:37 am
RLOL, we just switched our 1st grade book...

Here are my notes for first week notes for Grade 2 and 3...

Level 2
White Day Lesson Plan...
Page 15
What do you want to do this weekend?
“I want you to help me.”
‘This is as important as money”_ Money isn’t always the most important thing

Page 29 Do you like watching movies? What’s you favorite movie of all time?
Festivals= Conversations _ San Diego Comic Con, KOREA, TIA,
Page 35 When Before After

Birth Days (Beatles Song Sing Off) Fake Birthday Volunteer.

That’s a good Point/ I don’t Agree.

Level 3:
6 Reports to Pizza Party!!!

Act out Everyone can Play… Students Read and We Act Out Everyone can play…

Page 10
I’ve been looking forward to…
Don’t Worry. I’m a warrior/ I’m a warrior (chant)
Page 23…
Who stayed up late?
I went to bed late.
Who ran to school?
I was late for school?
Who was on time for class?
I was on time for class.
Who will play soccer after school?
I will play soccer after school.
When, Because, After

An Einstine Report.

“We are going to redo the post-it-note lesson plan” Page 42…
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: steffieG on March 08, 2013, 01:00:14 pm
To get ideas for my grade 3 lessons, I started scouring the forums for other books... I think this celebrity intro game might be a fun alternative for the first "talk together" activity in Lesson 1. I'm going to try to tailor it to the lesson for our book and repost, but here's the original:

http://www.waygook.org/index.php/topic,4837.msg55796.html#msg55796
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: IzEFunni on March 22, 2013, 10:44:36 am
 :P Lesson 1 Everyone can play: Disability Game

Designed to make people have a physical disability
http://prezi.com/zyikhhgeggva/untitled-prezi/
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: SweetFlaxAndBarley on October 07, 2014, 10:34:19 am
Here are my PowerPoints for grade 3 of Sharp William Edward (blue cover jumping kids) Lesson 7 through 9. I teach the same chapter twice in two weeks, so it has a week 1 and week 2 format. For my lesson 9 week 2, I used mycombs "Beauty of Hangeul" lesson as a template, but chopped it up to fit lesson 9 for grade 3: Korea is a Great Country. You can find his PowerPoint on pg 2, towards the bottom.

For lesson 8 week 2, word search team battle, just find a word search generator online. I like this site's generator: http://www.puzzle-maker.com/WS/ but http://tools.atozteacherstuff.com/word-search-maker/wordsearch.php is also a good one.

I hope this helps any new teachers with game ideas and lesson planning.
Title: Re: Middle School Books (Jumping Kids)
Post by: Blaircho on November 26, 2017, 08:01:44 pm
thanks