Family Pictures Dry erase board, chalkboard or single thickness of a white plastic trash bag to attach to the wall (with static electricity or tape) and substitute for a writing board Markers or chalk (some colored, if possible) Pencils for students Newspaper (including engagement/wedding pictures) Pictures of a pregnant woman, parents with children and a family around the dining table at home Koosh ball or bean bag for more advanced students Maps of the U.S., the world and the country of Israel Small prizes of candy or gum for Relay Race winners
Life Skills Warm-Up Welcome, class! Point to your name tag, with sides of fingers touching, and say: My name is [your first and last name]. Move about at a lively pace, shaking hands with each student and making each one feel special. Say: Hello. My name is [your first and last name]. After greeting each student, tell the class: In the United States, people often shake hands with greetings and introductions. They often greet with a smile and a wave. (Demonstrate these actions as you say these words.) Ask students to show you the way people shake hands and greet each other in their culture.
Presentation #1: The Alphabet Point to the names on your name tag as you say: To write our names, we use the letters of the alphabet. These letters have names, too. Lets say the letter names of the English alphabet. We need to know how to say them when someone asks us to spell our name.
Guided Practice #1: The Alphabet 1. (Circle Repetition) Conduct a lively repetition of the alphabet (similar to having students number off). Challenge more advanced students to increase speed as much as possible. For several rounds, add interest by beginning with a different student each time. This requires students to do more thinking in English. 2. (Fill-in-the-Blank) Distribute Handout #1: Alphabet. Demonstrate what you want students to do. When students have completed this activity, ask that they read their alphabets to a partner and compare their answers in the before/after practice at the bottom of the page.
Optional activities for additional practice, as needed: (1) Ask students to arrange themselves in alphabetical order to say their first names, then their last names. (2) Enjoy singing the Alphabet Song to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star: A-B-C-D E-F-G H-I-J-K LMNOP Q-R-S T-U-V W-X Y and Z Now Ive said my ABCs! Next time wont you sing with me?
Communicative Practice #1 and #2: Alphabet and First/Last Names (Interview/Survey) Distribute Handout #2: Class Survey and lead repetition of the survey questions. Demonstrate what you want students to door ask two of the more proficient students to demonstrate instead: (1)Walk about the room, shaking hands with each student, saying, Hello. My name is ____. (2) After greeting and shaking hands, ask the survey questions. (What is your first name? How do you spell it? Is that _ _ _ _ ? etc.) (3) Write the answers on the survey sheet.
Presentation #3: Family Relationships Show pictures to introduce each member of your family. If your pictures do not depict mother, father, wife, husband, daughter, son, sister, brother and cousin, use a magazine picture to introduce these words.
The JESUS Story Story Presentation We have been talking about our familiesour mother, father, brothers and sisters. Now lets find out about the family of Jesus.
The JESUS Story Student Study Guide Section D 1. Does Mary live in NAZARETH? [Yes] [No] 2. Does the angel say, Mary, you are going to have a baby. Call his name JOHN? [Yes] [No] 3. Does Mary hurry to tell her cousin RUTH? [Yes] [No] 4. Is ELIZABETH going to have a baby also? [Yes] [No] 5. Does MARY praise GOD? [Yes] [No] Show film clip again. Ask partners to answer the questions then join another pair to compare answers. Quickly check answers with the whole class.
Reading the Story Student Study Guide Section E Lead in repetition of each sentence. Work on pronunciation, stress, and intonation as needed. With sentences one and five, show Nazareth and Judea, respectively, on map of Israel. 1. Mary lives in Nazareth. 2. God sends the angel Gabriel to visit the virgin Mary. 3. Gabriel says to Mary, Mary, you are going to have a baby. Call his name Jesus. 4. Mary hurries to tell her good news to cousin Elizabeth. 5. Elizabeth lives in Judea. 6. Elizabeth is going to have a baby also. 7. Mary tells Elizabeth the good news. 8. Mary praises God!
Cloze Exercise Student Study Guide Section F Choose one of the following words to fill in each blank below. Draw a line through that word in the box. Your teacher will help you with the first one. Mary lives 1 _in__ Nazareth. God sends the angel Gabriel 2 ____ visit the virgin Mary. Gabriel 3 _____ to Mary, Mary, you are going to 4 ______ a baby. Call his name 5 _________. Mary hurries to tell her good news to her 6 _________ Elizabeth. Elizabeth lives in Judea. Elizabeth 7 _____ going to have a baby also. 8 _____ praises God.
Life Application Student Study Guide Section G 1. The names for Jesus have important meanings: He will save His people from their sins. (Matt. 1:21) God with us. (Matt. 1:23) Your students may have names with special meanings. In pairs or small groups ask students to tell the story and/or the meaning of their names. Provide an example with information about the selection process and/or the meaning your own name or the name of someone you know. Write the following questions on the board, but let students know that is O.K., if they do not know the answers to these questions:Who chose your name? What does it mean? 2. Mary wants to share her good news with her cousin Elizabeth. Do you remember having good news to share? Tell your partner (or small group) about this good news. 3. Ask for volunteers to tell the story in their own words. If students need help, show the film clip with the sound muted; ask students to narrate what they see.
The JESUS Story Closure: Gods Truth Student Study Guide Section H 1. God knows our names and everything about us.... our names are written in heaven (Luke 10:20 New Life Version). God knows how many hairs you have on your head (Matthew 10:30 NLV). 2. When we give ourselves to God, God writes our names in the Book of Life. Only those whose names are written in the Lambs Book of Life will be in the city (in heaven) (Revelation 21:27 Contemporary English Version). 3. God made each of us to be His childto be in the family of God! He gave the right and the power to become children of God to those who received Him. He gave this to those who put their trust in His name. These children of God were not born of blood and of flesh and of mans desires, but they were born of God (John 1:12-13 NLV).
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