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Title: Lesson 6: Super Smart Animals
Post by: sheila on February 05, 2015, 11:31:41 am
This is a thread for any lesson material for J.L. Haas (2015 edition) Middle School English 3 Lesson 6: Super Smart Animals.  Please share your contributions here. Be sure to explain exactly what you are posting and please do not post multi-level materials in this thread. Also, any review lessons or materials should be posted in the review section for this grade. If you can't find what you're looking for here, be sure to check the previous edition of the book.  Best of luck in your lesson planning!
Title: Re: Lesson 6: Super Smart Animals
Post by: Falling_Sky on June 09, 2015, 01:16:05 pm
This PPT is for use after completing pages 102 and 103.

My students' level is very low, so it's quite basic.

e.g. Which person is taller, Lebron James or Lee Min ho? --> I think ________is taller.
Lee Min ho is taller --> You're kidding!
Yes, I'm Kidding (Or "I'm serious").

I know "who is taller" is more natural, but my students level is very low so my co-teacher wants us to follow the book.

I've also made a worksheet, which is connected to the PPT. I'll give the worksheet to the students before the PPT, so they know what to say for the PPT.

Hope it helps some of y'all.
Title: Re: Lesson 6: Super Smart Animals
Post by: kdresker on June 09, 2015, 02:43:39 pm
I attached the PPT I created for  lesson 6 day 1. I have to move fast through the next two chapters, so this lesson goes through Listen and Talk 1 & 2 in lesson 6. More info on how I used the PPT on the bottom of the slides. Hope it helps others. Feel free to take and change anything!

It contains:
-Smart Animals (click blank page first slide)
-Examples of tall vs. taller, short vs. shorter, long vs. longer, etc...
-Guiness World Records that seem unbelivable ("You're kidding")
-Activity: 2 Truths and a Lie
Title: Re: Lesson 6: Super Smart Animals
Post by: kdresker on June 10, 2015, 12:34:52 pm
This is my first time posting, so I am not sure if I am doing something wrong. On my end, it says the PPT attached  but is "waiting for approval." Not sure if it is because its my first time posting or I did something wrong... I'll try again.
Title: Re: Lesson 6: Super Smart Animals
Post by: vmajeika on June 15, 2015, 07:52:45 am
I have attached a ppt with a brief review from chapter 5, superlatives (most students already know it so I just put in "est" as well, a few slides about "you're kidding" and then a superlatives olympics games. The superlatives game I found on waygook last year for my elementary students that I taught once a week and it worked out pretty well with my third graders, even the low-level class. Basically, split the class evenly between three or four teams, each team must put a participant for each question, i.e; "Who has the biggest feet?" and so the three competitors will compare their foot size and the largest foot wins. Then the winning team must read "____ has bigger feet than ______.  (Minho has bigger feet than Yujin). It you want to make it more difficult to get more students involved, tell the students that each student on their team must participate once and then you can reset. It took up the whole class.

If not and you want a backup activity, I've attached a wordsearch.
Title: Re: Lesson 6: Super Smart Animals
Post by: kdresker on June 17, 2015, 09:47:42 am
Here is my lesson plan for day two of Lesson 6. I got the templates from other waygookers and adapted.

It contains:
-PPT: Tom and Jerry cartoon, Lesson 6 Review questions, book work
-Candy Cup Game: activity to review lesson 4-6
-Sandman Sleep Shake
Title: Re: Lesson 6: Super Smart Animals
Post by: Sharnaz on June 29, 2015, 01:10:57 pm
Thank you to Zeegs for the Fox PPT Game.

For Level 3, Chapter 6, Listen and Talk 1

Production: Reading and Speaking Activity
1. Divide students into groups of 4 (or as you see fit).
2. Give each group a set of cards (in the word document).
    They have to create their own questions and answers using these cards for e.g.
    one student in the group says:
    "What/which do you think is sweeter, Tae Min's leg or an apple?"
     Another student in the group will answer: "I think Tae Min's leg is sweeter than an
     apple/I think Tae Min's leg is sweeter."
3. Teacher then spins the fox spinner (slide 17) in the attached PPT game.
4. Take away the 3 cards from each group as they use it; students continue playing
     with the remaining cards.
This activity can be 20 min long.
Don't forget to change my students' names; change nouns and adjectives to suit your classes (make it funny/weird).
Just before this activity, I clarified "crazy + crazier" and "lazy + lazier" using a PPT and the language structure for this lesson. Do the same for whatever additional adjectives you will use for this activity.

Title: Re: Lesson 6: Super Smart Animals
Post by: fwicksteed on August 18, 2015, 10:02:18 am
Daft Punk's Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger is a fairly simple and engaging comparatives song. Could be good to show students for a warm up / cool down. Here's a cool video for it:

Title: Re: Lesson 6: Super Smart Animals
Post by: damof on August 24, 2015, 07:21:01 am
I adapted some of the above PPTs to make it more fitting with my students. I added a slide asking, "who do you think is better, Captain America or Iron Man?" It works for my classes as I tend to talk about Avengers and Captain America a lot. It might not work as well for others though so you can remove it if you like.
Title: Re: Lesson 6: Super Smart Animals
Post by: lauragrace on August 25, 2015, 12:47:16 pm
Combination of the above materials. Also a "Pokemon" card trump game with cartoons, celebrities, etc.
Title: Re: Lesson 6: Super Smart Animals
Post by: damof on August 26, 2015, 09:03:49 am
Incidentally, did anyone notice that Burj Khalifa is spelt wrong in the book? Might be worth pointing this out to students. It's nothing to do with the target expressions or even English, but we are educators. No point in giving students incorrect information.
Title: Re: Lesson 6: Super Smart Animals
Post by: gyeongsandan on August 31, 2015, 02:52:42 pm
The boy and girl each pronounce Khalifa differently as well.
Title: Re: Lesson 6: Super Smart Animals
Post by: everimagine on September 30, 2015, 04:10:16 pm
I teach all three grades and see each class once a week. The classes are mixed levels, so I need to do lots of scaffolding. I work closely with the textbook and I usually give 2-3 classes to complete a lesson depending on the pace and content to cover. As the native speaker, I do Listen and Talk 1 and 2 and Put It Together with my students. For my second graders I also squeeze in Think and Write. If there is time, I sometimes do class review games.

For Lesson 6, I focused on two things Comparisons and “You’re kidding!”
Class 1: Comparisons 1 – Using the Guinness Book of World Records to cover superlatives (~est) and comparatives (~er). The kids loved it. They also worked on the response, “You’re kidding!” when the students saw the crazy images. They were like "woah..." and I made them use it with the proper reaction of "You're kidding" or "you've got to be kidding me" slang.
I would upload the full ppt for this class, but it's too large, so the "thinned" version [6.1] is only the first part of the class. The second part is the Guinness Book of World Records. For example, one slide I showed a woman with super long hair, but the second slide I showed the woman with the longest hair in the world. I did this for a number of other traits: long nails, big fish, big pizza, big pumpkin, large mouth, skin, tattoos, skinny waist, etc.
Class 2: Comparisons 2 – did a writing activity which I collected and corrected and rewarded the top performing student groups with candy the next class.
Class 3: Review – I handed back the students' written assignments with the corrections. We went over common errors that they made and then finished the textbook. I used the Rows and Columns game with the answers from the textbook for classes that had the time. It gets them out of their seats and forces students who otherwise wouldn't participate to give answers. They really liked it and the last students were forced to say some Tongue Twisters.
Title: Re: Lesson 6: Super Smart Animals
Post by: Aqvm on October 01, 2015, 04:40:24 pm
Here's a great tool for "Which country do you think is larger?"

http://thetruesize.com/ (http://thetruesize.com/)

Type in the name of one country and drag it over another one. It scales at the poles to accurately represent the shape of the globe. Very cool.

Combine with this https://www.randomlists.com/random-country (https://www.randomlists.com/random-country) for an instant game. Generate 2 random countries and students guess which is larger.
Title: Re: Lesson 6: Super Smart Animals
Post by: cmodea on December 07, 2015, 09:22:29 am
For a game with this lesson, I used Leo Fuchigami's bomb game about animals. it worked well with 3rd graders.
Title: Re: Lesson 6: Super Smart Animals
Post by: LTom20 on June 17, 2016, 03:12:11 pm
This is my lesson for Grade 3 Chapter 6, Listen & Talk 1 & 2

I have high level students and a great co-teacher.

The lesson goes like this:

Review lesson 5 (thanks to other waygookers for lesson 5 materials)
-Do a comparative geography quiz
-do the textbook
-have the students compare with each other (practicing comparative). For example who do you think is stronger?Then have 2 of my rowdier boys arm wrestle. Or who you think is taller? and have the students guess then stand up to see etc. who's hair is longer. etc etc.
-then practice You're Kidding!
-then have the students do the comparative review worksheet.

I hope this helps!

Title: Re: Lesson 6: Super Smart Animals
Post by: jrobinson on August 23, 2016, 10:55:45 am
I made a lesson on super smart animals.
Students enjoyed it
here is the link
Title: Re: Lesson 6: Super Smart Animals
Post by: jjl059 on September 23, 2016, 03:05:40 pm
My part 1 was a huge success. Kids really loved betting points but you have to make sure it's cool with your school since gambling is illegal here.

Part 2 was meh. But maybe you can find a way to spice it up. Game was taken from another waygookin. Thanks man.

Title: Re: Lesson 6: Super Smart Animals
Post by: treeclouds on July 09, 2018, 02:57:34 pm
Comparatives and Superlatives lesson. Quick intro and explanation (even though most of the students knew these). Then we had a competition. Arm wrestling and cup stacking to see who is the fastest/strongest. Bit of book then a quiz, similar to Leo's animal one but with some different updated questions. Enjoy.

Happy teaching
Title: Re: Lesson 6: Super Smart Animals
Post by: mikeycknowsrnb on August 28, 2018, 03:14:52 pm
Part 2 was tough. I decided to go with a multiple choice drill. one person will read the news while a second person chooses between two statements that matches. There's a matching worksheet to supplement it. Luckily I ran out of time so I didn't have to do the game cause honestly I thought it would be boring , but there really isn't much you can do with this sort of expression lol. The game is 2 truths 1 lie with their Summer Vacation as the theme. If the students think it's a lie they say you're kidding ( higher levels can also say why they think it's a lie).
Title: Re: Lesson 6: Super Smart Animals
Post by: uuni on September 04, 2018, 07:59:34 am
Thank you for your ppt. But I can't downroad it.