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2011 Upper Elementary Text - "New Nami" Book Grade 5, 6
« on: February 11, 2011, 02:57:24 pm »
Here's how it works. I'll be giving you the chapter title, number, song title and opening lyric (so you can correlate it up with the existing ones) and the Let's Read section A transcript and Listen/Read as these should give the most consistent syllabus overview short of pouring over the thing or getting a teacher's guide. If I do see any other obvious sets of language, I'll note them under other. My personal comments are square bracketed.

Let's go.

Grade 5

Chapter 1: How Are You?
Song:
* "How are you?" (Hey how are you Jin---ho? ~) [Ed:this one was actually really good... for grades 3 and 4, rip an mp3]
Read:
* What's your name?
* My name is Ann.
* I'm from New York.
* How are you?
* Very well [sic]. How about you?
* I'm fine, thanks.
Write:
* headache, fine, cold, love, name, basketball

Chapter 2: Do You Have English Class Today?
Chant:
* "Do you have English class today?" (Do you have English class today? Yes we do, yes we do.~)
Read A:
* Do you have English class today?
* Yes, we have English class today.
* Nami, do you like math [sic... ;D] class?
* Yes, I like it very much. I like music class too.
Listen/Read:
* math, art, Korean, science, English,  music, class
Other:
* <days of the week>

Chapter 3: It's Under the Table
Song:
* "It's on the TV" (Wah doo warry. Wah wah wah! Where's my watch? It's on the TV.)
Read:
* Where's my watch?
* It's under the table.
* Is this your ball?
* yes, it's mine.
Listen/Read:
* bookcase, pencil case, table, box, ball
* in, under, on

Chapter 4: What a Nice Day!
Song:
* "What a Nice Day!" (Oh, nice! Oh, nice! What a nice day! Oh, yeah! ~) [Ed: These lyrics are actually pretty indicative of the whole thing...]
Read:
* What a nice day!
* Yes, it is.
* Look at the tree.
* It's very tall.
Listen/Read:
* sky, tall, big, tower, bird, city
Other:
big, tall, small, nice, beautiful, wonderful, short

Chapter 5: Where Is Gyeongbokgung?
Song: Where is Gyeongbukgung?
* "Where is Gyeongbukgong" (Ex---cuse me. Where's Geyeong-buk-gung?) [Ed: Seems the same as before sans reference to any victims of arson.]
Read:
* Where's ABC bank?
* Go straight and turn right at the school. It's next to the supermarket.
* Where's the hospital?
* It's over there.
Listen/Read:
* bank, school, church
* turn right, turn left, go straight

Chapter 6: I Get Up at Seven Every Day
Song:
* "What time do you go to school?" (Hey, Pe---ter Hey, Pe---ter! What time do you go to school?)
Read:
* What time do you do your homework?
* I do my homework at 4.20 every day.
* Oh, I see. [Ed: mildly disdainful language sure beats a patronising "what a good boy!"]
* Are you hungry?
* Yes, I am. I have dinner at five o'clock every day.
* Oh! It's 5.30 now.
Listen/Read:
* every day, get up, do homework, last night, study
Other:
* go to school, go to bed, have lunch, do my homework, come home

Chapter 7: How's Your Sister? [Ed: <coffee spit>]
Song:
* "She Is Tall" (Doodoodoodoodoodood oo. She is tall.) [Ed: Continues on, its the same from before with the teacher and uncle bit.]
Read:
* How's your sister?
* She's fine.
* She has long hair.
* She has big eyes too.
Listen/Read:
* long hair, short hair, big eyes, small eyes, nice glasses, my brother [Ed: After the Korean-Japan popstar incident last year, two of those vocab pieces honestly scare me.]

Chapter 8: How About Playing Baseball?
Chant:
* "How About Playing Baseball?" (How about playing baseball? Sorry, I can't. I have a piano lesson.)
Read:
* How about riding a bike?
* Why not?
* How about going to the library?
* Sorry, I can't. I have a piano lesson.
Listen/Read:
* going to the library, a piano lesson, playing baseball, riding a bike, cleaning the room

Chapter 9: Whose Boat Is This?
Song:
* "Whose Boat is This?" (Whose cap is this? Whose is this? It's mine ~)
Read:
* Whose cap is this?
* This is yours. Happy birthday Jinho!
* Thanks, mom.
* Whose umbrella is this?
* That's Joon's.
* Yes, that's mine. Mine is yellow.
Listen/Read:
* blue cap, yellow umbrella, red shirt
* Mine's red.
* It's mine.
* This is yours.

Chapter 10: Do You Want Some More?
Song:
* "Do you want some more?" (Helpyourselfwhatsth isitssongpyeongmmmi tsgood. ~)
Read:
* Mmm, it's really good. I like tteokbokki.
* Do you want some more?
* No thanks, I'm full.
* This is my birthday cake. Try some.
* Thanks. Oh, its yummy. May I have some more please?
* Sure. Here you are.
Listen/Read:
* use chopsticks, birthday cake
* I'm full.
* It's yummy.
Other:
* Can you use chopsticks? [...]
* Do you want a knife? [for the last time, no]

Chapter 11: What are You Doing?
Song:
* "What's She Doing?" (Rahrahrah. Sis. Boom. Bah. Nami. Nami Sis. Boom. Bah.)
Read:
* Where are you?
* I'm here.
* What are you doing?
* I'm cleaning your shoes.
* What's he doing?
* He's making hamburgers.
* Really? Let's go and help him.
* Mmm... delicious.
Listen/Read:
* running, jumping, kicking
* singing a song, cleaning my room, washing my hands

Chapter 12: This is a Bedroom [sic... and <sigh>]
Song:
* "This is a Living Room" [sic] (~ futurehouse ~ [sic]) [Ed: if you love your students, you will introduce them to the wonders of We Are Busy Beavers' "House Song"]
Read:
* This is the future house. [sic]
* Wonderful!
* This is a living room. [sic]
* What a nice house!
* Where's the bathroom?
* This way please.
* Thanks.
* You're welcome.
Listen/Read:
* bedroom, bathroom, kitchen
* in the living room, a nice house, wake up

Chapter 13: Can You Tell Me About Your Family?
Song:
* "This is my family" (Can you tell me about your fa-mi-ly? yeah yeah. ~)
Read:
* Can you tell me about your family?
* Sure. My mom likes to make sandwiches. My dad likes to play badminton.
* I love my family.
* This is my brother. He likes to study English.
* Good for him!
Listen/Read:
*  my family, climb mountains, play badminton, like to study, make sandwiches, live in Daejeon [Ed: !!! Are these localised or are we diverging from textbook Seoul-centrism?]

Chapter 14: Is Peter There? [Ed: After 10 years of this, he's probably changed numbers y'know...]
Chant:
* "Is Peter there?" (~ soccer ~ can we meet at the park ~ Ok see you there) [Ed: no changes here]
Read:
* Hello. This is Joon. Is Jinho there?
* Speaking.
* Let's play badminton.
* Sounds good!
* Can we meet at the park at five?
Listen/Read:
* a soccer ball, play baseball, buy an umbrella, listen to music, at the park, at two o'clock

Chapter 15: Can You Join Us?
Song:
* "Can you join us?" (Come on everybody, let's make a snowman) [Ed: Let's twist again...]
Read:
* Let's make a snowman together.
* Sounds great.
* Can you join us?
* Sorry, I can't. I must go home.
Listen/Read:
* Can you join us?
* Let's play the piano.
* I must go home.
* Sounds great.
* Let's go skating.
* Sorry, I can't

Chapter 16: What Did You Do Yesterday?
Song:
* "What did you do yesterday?" (What did you do yesterday? Hey! I went to Riverside Park.) [Ed: Love your students: show them the cheesestick man song!]
Read:
* What did you do yesterday?
* It was my dad's birthday. We had a surprise party.
* Sounds great! Did he like it?
* Yes he did. We had a good time.
* Did you have a nice weekend?
* Yes, I had a lot of fun.
* What did you do?
* I went skating with my cousin.
Listen/Read:
* Happy birthday!
* I went skiing.
* I went to the zoo.
* We had a surprise party.
* I played soccer.
* I did my homework.

[So there you go, that's Grade 5. Much of which is the same as new Grade 4 still... don't know how that works. I've been rushing this so I'll admit I haven't really paused long enough to fully take stock of the differences, so please do discuss below! As an aside, the books are roughly twice as thick as before and 3 time heavier, with the vast majority of new pages cardboard cutout pieces at the back. Truley a behemoth amongst this years stock of books. If you were wondering why I intuitively took "How's your sister?" out of context, then you have not seen the full page picture of a guy raising his eyebrows and grinning accompanying the title. Stay tuned for Grade 6!]
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Re: 2011 Upper Elementary Text - "New Nami" Book Grade 5, 6
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2011, 02:57:45 pm »
Grade 6

Chapter 1: Where are you from?
Song:
* "Where Are You From?" (Hello Bonjour Ni hao Annyong)
Read:
* Where's your classroom?
* It's on the fourth floor. Where's yours Jinho?
* My classroom is on the second floor. [Ed: Not a mistake, these are a bit of a non-sequitor. The topic then returns to nationalities at the end of the chapter, before the review.]
Listen/Read:
* first, second, third, fourth
* Korea, Australia, Canada, China, England, Japan, U.S.A. Vietnam

Chapter 2: Is this York Street?
Song:
* "Is this York Street?" (Oh well, --- excuse --- me sir. Is this York street? ~)
Read:
* Do you know this Korean restaurant?
* Yes, I do. It's over there.
* Over there?
* Yes. Turn left at this corner, and go straight. It's behind the post office.
* Thank you for your help.
* No problem.
Listen/Read:
* go straight, turn left, turn right
* behind, in front of, between

Chapter 3: Do You Like Spring?
[Ed: Judging by the illustrations, they've pulled out the ol' "East Asian Spring is Australian/South African Fall" theme, which is nice -- all the more reason for me to finish that flashcard set on this I've left half done for over a year now. Of course as irony would have it, the English speaking nations of the southern hemisphere all would say autumn... and Aus at least doesn't really have autumn colours, but we can't let facts get in the way of a nice unit theme. XD]
Song:
* "Do you like Fall" (Do you like fall Nami? Oh. ~)
Read:
* How's it going?
* Not bad. [Ed: Yep, almost certainly set in Aus ;)]
* Summer is coming.
* Do you like summer?
* Yes, I go swimming in summer. What season do you like?
* Spring! I like spring. Flowers are everywhere.
* Look! It's fall! [Ed: So suddenly! The Day After Tomorrow logic in action.]
Listen/Read:
* I like spring.
* I don't like summer.
* I don't like winter.
* I like fall.

Chapter 4: When is Your Birthday?
Song:
* "The Month Song" (<there are 12 words to this song, and they may or may not begin with "January">)
Read:
* Christmas, Children's Day, Parent's Day, Namsu's birthday, Jinho's baseball game, Ann's concert
* [event] is [month] [day]th
Listen/Read:
* The first week, The second week, The third week, In five more months, twenty-third, twenty-fourth, twenty-fifth, is my birthday.
* I will be thirteen.
* When is your birthday?
Other:
* <months>
[Ed: The "story time" section of this chapter is kinda sweet: "we write our stories on our clothes" as a metaphor in simple English. Gotta give the books some credit where due.]

Chapter 5: May I Help You?
Chant:
* "May I help you?" (May i help you? May I help you? Yes please. ~)
Read:
* May I help you?
* Yes please. I want to buy a doll for my sister.
* How about this one?
* Oh, I like it. How much is it?
* It's thirty dollars.
* Oh no! that's too expensive.
Listen/Read:
* a toy helicopter, a hairband, a hat, flowers, an apple
* for my father, for my brother, for my friend, for my teacher, for my sister

Chapter 6: Can I Have Some Water?
Song:
* "Can I Have Some Water?" (Can I have some water? Can I have some water? Can I have some bread?)
Read:
* It's very hot.
* Yes, it is. I'm thirsty. Can I have some water please?
* Sure. here you are.
* Thank you.
* You're welcome.
Listen/Read:
* I'm thirsty.
* I'm hungry.
* milk, fried rice, sandwich, water, orange juice, bread

Lynzobergs has graciously done the rest a few posts down. Champion. :D
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Re: 2011 Upper Elementary Text - "New Nami" Book Grade 5, 6
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2011, 03:06:55 pm »
Wait wait wait!!! "How's Your Sister!?"  :o OUTSTANDING! This is going to be a great year!


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Re: 2011 Upper Elementary Text - "New Nami" Book Grade 5, 6
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2011, 03:11:08 pm »
Wait wait wait!!! "How's Your Sister!?"  :o OUTSTANDING! This is going to be a great year!

If only I had my camera. I'd show you the illustrations. Utterly hilarious! How did that pass editing?!
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Re: 2011 Upper Elementary Text - "New Nami" Book Grade 5, 6
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2011, 03:17:12 pm »
Truly, Paul, you are a god among men.
Seriously, though, it's nice to know that most of our old materials will still apply.


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Re: 2011 Upper Elementary Text - "New Nami" Book Grade 5, 6
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2011, 03:23:33 pm »
Indeed eggpant. As I said in the other thread, better the evil you know to some extent. Someone like IC Nelly doesn't come along every year and we're lucky enough to have his/her? songs to replace the pond scum parts of the book.
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Re: 2011 Upper Elementary Text - "New Nami" Book Grade 5, 6
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2011, 03:21:40 pm »

Chapter 7: How's Your Sister? [Ed: <coffee spit>]
Song:
* "She Is Tall" (Doodoodoodoodoodood oo. She is tall.) [Ed: Continues on, its the same from before with the teacher and uncle bit.]

To their credit they did change "he is good" to "he is nice," so it sounds less like a praise & worship song.  ;)  Take heart: there have been some corrections!


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Re: 2011 Upper Elementary Text - "New Nami" Book Grade 5, 6
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2011, 03:28:39 pm »
"and Aus at least doesn't really have autumn colours, but we can't let facts get in the way of a nice unit theme."

Depends on where you are in Australia...bloody big place...and a lot of introduced species in some southern states means that it can look very autumnal at times!


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Re: 2011 Upper Elementary Text - "New Nami" Book Grade 5, 6
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2011, 08:57:07 am »
I had to do a write-up of key words/sentences/goals for all of the new books.  Here are the rest of 6th grade's lessons (my format was a little different as I couldn't care less about these lame-ass songs!)

Unit 7 - My Father Is a Pilot
*(talking about occupations, what your parents do)
Key words:
dentist, firefighter, pilot, scientist, police officer, bus driver, cook, teacher

Target sentences:
Does your mother (father) work?
Yes, (s)he does. / No, (s)he doesn't.
What does your ~ do?  (What does your mother do?)
He/She is a(n) ~.  (She is a dentist.)
I want to be a ~. (I want to be a scientist.)

Unit 8 - What Will You Do This Summer?
*(using future tense, talking about vacation to come)
Key words:
will ~, read books, go camping, study English, visit my uncle, ride my bike, play baseball

Target sentences:
What will you do?
I will ~.  (I will visit my uncle.)


Unit 9 - How Was Your Vacation?
*(using past tense, talking about vacation past)
Key words:
played, went, visited, watched, read, studied

Target sentences:
How was your vacation?
It was great.  / It was not fun.
I visited my ~. (I visited my grandparents.)
I was sick.


Unit 10 - I'm Stronger than You
*(talking about comparatives)
Key words:
taller, stronger, older, faster, bigger, longer

Target sentences:
~ am/is ~er than ~. (The cat is bigger than the mouse.)
What a surprise!


Unit 11 - What Do You Want to Do?
*(talking about what you want)
Key words:
to dance, to sing, to swim, to play soccer, to play the guitar, to cook

Target sentences:
What do you want to do?
I want to ~. (I want to dance.)
Sounds good!


Unit 12 - Will You Help Me, Please?
*(asking for help, refusing/giving excuses)
Key words:
make a paper boat, learn how to use chopsticks, clean my room, cook hamburgers, do the dishes, move the table

Target sentences:
Will you help me ~? (Will you help me clean my room?)
Sure. / No problem.
Sorry, I can't.  I have to ~. (I have to do my homework.)
I'm busy now.


Unit 13 - That's Too Bad
*(talking about infirmities, expressing sympathy)
Key words:
headache, cold, earache, stomachache, runny nose, fever

Target sentences:
Why? / Why not?
I have a ~. (I have a cold.)
She/He has a ~. (She has a fever.)

*This lesson condones using "because" at the beginning of a sentence, but not properly. 


Unit 14 - Would You Like to Come to My House?
*(extending an invitation, talking about Thanksgiving)
Key words:
turkey, salad, green beans, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie

Target sentences:
Would you like to ~?  (Would you like to come to my house?)
Would you like to try some ~? (Would you like to try some pie?)
Yes, I'd love to.  Thank you.
I'd love to, but I can't.
No, thanks.
Don't take off your ~. (Don't take off your shoes.)


Unit 15 - It's Time to Go Home
*(talking about schedule/times)
Key words:
go to bed, get up, watch TV, go home, do my homework, go to school, take a shower, eat breakfast, play with my friends

Target sentences:
It's ~. (It's 7:30.)
It's time to ~. (It's time to take a shower.)
Don't ~. (Don't go that way.)

Unit 16 - So Long, Everyone! (Oh, I'm so happy this is still in there.  *Eye roll*)
*(saying goodbye)
Key words:
so long, congratulations, good-bye

Target sentences:
What middle school are you going to?
I'm going to ~.  (I'm going to Bundang Middle School.)
I'll miss you.
I'll miss you, too.
Good luck!
Thank you.
See you.
Take care of yourself.



...is anyone else STOKED that the future house is still in these books?  also, what's up with lesson 5 in each unit?  it appears to be filler garbage.


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Re: 2011 Upper Elementary Text - "New Nami" Book Grade 5, 6
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2011, 09:00:04 am »
I already stuck a sticker over the futurehouse on the cover of my copy. Gah.
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Re: 2011 Upper Elementary Text - "New Nami" Book Grade 5, 6
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2011, 09:30:45 am »

Chapter 7: How's Your Sister? [Ed: <coffee spit>]
Song:
* "She Is Tall" (Doodoodoodoodoodood oo. She is tall.) [Ed: Continues on, its the same from before with the teacher and uncle bit.]

To their credit they did change "he is good" to "he is nice," so it sounds less like a praise & worship song.  ;)  Take heart: there have been some corrections!



YES! Life makes sense again....sort of.


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Re: 2011 Upper Elementary Text - "New Nami" Book Grade 5, 6
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2011, 09:52:22 am »
what's the deal with some of the stories in storytime?

this one stuck out the most - page 52 in grade 6:


Washing Machine
My family's everyday life is in the washing machine.
We write out stories on our clothes.
We put the dirty clothes in the washing machine.
It washes our stories away.
We wait for more stories the next day.


sounds like a lot of the whimsical english that i see on my students' sweaters or notebooks.... *sigh*  ::)
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Re: 2011 Upper Elementary Text - "New Nami" Book Grade 5, 6
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2011, 10:06:00 am »
what's the deal with some of the stories in storytime?

this one stuck out the most - page 52 in grade 6: Washing Machine

Ohw! That was actually my favourite one! I think its a good example and lesson on the use of "is" as a metaphor. Sure, only the more advanced 6th graders may actually retain that knowledge, but at least its making the rest hazily aware that such non-literal uses of the copula exist in English.
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