My Mum is the strongest woman in the world. She's really nice, my mum. My dad is as wise as an owl except when he tries to help. He's all right, my dad. My family loves to do house chores together because--- We love each other right up to the moon and back. Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits Teacher Page
What is your mum like? What can your dad do? How do you help your parents? How much do you love them? Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits Teacher Page
Parents play different roles in your life. Family works as a team. Most importantly, you love each other very much. Here are four picture books talking about family. We are going to enjoy reading them together, find out what parents can be like and what would happen without them. After reading, you will make your own story book about family love and you can show your parents that how much you love them! Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits Teacher Page
“My Mum” and “My Dad” take us to explore the nature of our parents. Mum is like a fantastic cook, brilliant juggler, great painter, magic gardener, and good fairy. She is really nice. My dad can jump over the moon, wrestle with giants, and swim like a fish. He can do almost everything. In “Guess How Much I Love You”, Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare show their love to each other. Big Nutbrown Hare always loves Little Nutbrown Hare even more. “Piggybook” tells us a family should learn to share duties or you might look like pigs when your mom was gone. Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits Teacher Page
After reading these books with your groups in class, can you understand what these books talk about? What do your parents mean to you? How does your family work as a team? How do you show your love to your parents? Use mind map to brainstorm and organize your ideas, put your ideas into your mini books,and read aloud to share with your classmates. We look forward to hearing your own stories. Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits Teacher Page
Here are some useful websites we will explore together in class. After you know more about the authors, the books, how to make mind map, write and tell stories, you can do your mini book by yourself. During the process, you might need to look up new words in the dictionary. This links you to an on-line dictionary http://www.wordcentral.com/ which will help you deal with new words. http://www.wordcentral.com/ Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits Teacher Page
2.Introduction of the Books (1)My Mom by Anthony Browne http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8M1YnPdkXw http://www.childrenslaureate.org.uk/previous- laureates/books/1/25557/ http://www.wretch.cc/blog/marieli518/20581969 (2)My Dad by Anthony Browne http://www.childrenslaureate.org.uk/previous- laureates/books/1/24365/ http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/vicky-fang/article?mid=664 Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits Teacher Page
(3)Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JecKdOO7PyU http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/guess-how-much-i- love-you http://www.kimy.com.tw/project/201107/rabbit/p1.asp (4)Piggybook by Anthony Browne http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZiCjDplqfA&feature=relate d http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/jw!Fm2OacKdHB5.GOFRnD3k913 MhS61/article?mid=8 http://web.pts.org.tw/php/html/book13/book_report_view.php ?XHTENO=30 Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits Teacher Page
3.How to make a mind map http://www.jcu.edu.au/tldinfo/learningskills/mindmap/howto.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRFn1U3jvCw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6026oMaluiw 4.How to write a picture book (1) Instructions to make a story http://www.brucehale.com/howto.htm (2) On-line story-making activity http://www.seussville.com/games_hb/storymaker/story_maker.html (3) Example Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits Teacher Page
5.How to make a picture book http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM14r-PoiGM&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKqq7fB-YF0&feature=related 6.How to tell stories http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJD_b6DNkCk&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXGR6jMawsg&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hoqzg-Bdqq4&feature=relmfu http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTLyhiCNeV8 Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits Teacher Page
After making a picture story book, you will be evaluated by your performance. The evaluation will be focused on the overall quality, the accuracy of the context, and how well you present your book in class. The total grade will be 28 points which contains the item listed on the Rubric. Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits Teacher Page
Did you show your love to your parents? Were they happy about it? You've given them the best present through your book. Now you are an author, too. Do you enjoy reading and making stories? You can have more fantastic ideas if you read more stories. Here are some good books listed on the next page for you to read. I hope you have a wonderful time exploring these stories! Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits Teacher Page
Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn Don’t Let Go by Jeanne Willis The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein What Mommies/ Daddies Do Best? By Laura Joffe Numeroff Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits Teacher Page
Anthony Browne (2003) My Dad: Doubleday Children's Book Anthony Browne (2005) My Mum: Doubleday Children's Book McBratney, Sam and Jeram, Anita (2008) Guess how much I love you: Candlewick Pr Anthony Browne (2008) Piggybooks:Walker Books Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits Teacher Page
This WebQuest is called “I Love You So Much,” which talks about parents' love. We use four books, including “My Mum”,“My Dad”, “Guess How Much I Love You ”, and “Piggybook” to discuss about the topic. The purpose of the WebQuest is to encourage students to read, dig deeper about the authors, use mind map to organize their own thoughts, put the thoughts into their own stories, and learn to tell their stories. This curriculum mainly applied by English teachers in public elementary schools in Taiwan.
Level- intermediate to advanced (3-5 years English learning experience) Student- elementary school students, age 11-12 (Taiwan) Objective-students will learn new vocabulary and the main sentence patterns, broaden the knowledge from online information, and improve the social skills by working in groups.
This WebQuest addresses the following the standards of Grade 1-9 Curriculum Giudelines in Taiwan. Listening *1-1-11 能聽懂簡易兒童故事及兒童短劇的大致內容。 Students can show comprehension of the content in easy stories and short plays. Speaking * 2-1-11 能以所習得的英語看圖說話。 Students can tell stories based on pictures with English they learnt. *2-1-12 能進行簡易的角色扮演 ( role play) 。 Students can do basic role play.
Reading *3-1-8 能藉圖畫、圖示等視覺輔助，閱讀並瞭解簡 易故事及兒童短劇中的大致內容。 Students can read and understand the general meanings in short stories and plays with visual assistance from pictures, and illustrations. Writing 4-1-6 能依圖畫、圖示填寫重要字詞。 Students can write down key words and sentences according to pictures and illustrations. 4-1-7 能掌握英文書寫格式寫出簡單的句子。 Students can write down simple sentences in correct format of English.
Interest * 6-1-6 樂於接觸課外英語學習素材。 Students are willing to learn English from materials other than textbooks. Affection * 透過英語學習，培養對家人、朋友、社區及環境之關 懷。 Students will care about their families, friends, communities, and environments more through learning English. * 使用字典及各種查詢工具，主動瞭解所接觸英語的內 容。 Students take active roles to find out the meanings of unknown content with dictionaries and other resources.
For a classroom with 25-35 students, this project should take at the least 9 class periods to accomplish. The recommended 9 class schedule is as follows: Class1: Introduction of project, task and rubric. Students are separated into four reading groups at this time. Class 2-4: One to two students in each group are responsible for one book. Students who read the same book will gather together to help each other. After that, they return to their original group to lead their group members to read the book. In each class, the teacher will spend 20 minutes leading students exploring the websites in this WebQuest.
Class 5: After sharing the books, students start to do mind mapping. Class 6-7: According to students' mind mapping, they start to make their picture books. Class8-9: Students share their books in different ways, such as reading aloud, reader's theater, acting it out and so on.
1.You may need the four picture books for this class. 2.You will need a whiteboard or blackboard to present the vocabulary and new sentence patterns. 3.You will need access to computers for several days. 4.Any text necessary can be accessed through the internet.