One day the kingdom of the peaceful mushroom people was invaded by the Koopa, a tribe of turtles famous for their black magic. Turtles
Mushroom Kingdom The quiet, peace-loving Mushroom People were turned into mere stones, bricks and even field horse-hair plants, and the Mushroom Kingdom fell into ruin.
Princess The only one who can undo the magic spell on the Mushroom People and return them to their normal selves is the Princess Toadstool, the daughter of the Mushroom King
Great Koopa Unfortunately, she is presently in the hands of the great Koopa turtle king.
Super Mario Mario, the hero of this story hears about the Mushroom People's plight and sets out on a quest to free the Mushroom Princess from the evil Koopa and restore the fallen kingdom of the Mushroom People.
Save the princess Mario finally defeats Koop, saves the princess and with it the entire kingdom
KEY COMPETENCESDESCRIPTORS LINGUISTIC COMMUNICATION COMPETENCE ORAL PRODUCTION they can name the animals and the mushrooms in the story; they can reproduce short sentences from the text; they can give opinions about the characters in the story; they can say what is the good character for them; ORAL COMPREHENSION they can understand the am of the story; they can understand; they can follow the images when somebody plays it; they can identify the actions and connect them with the characters; they can follow some instructions to do some activities;
KEY COMPETENCES LINGUISTIC COMMUNICATION COMPETENCE ORAL INTERACTION they can ask and answer questions about the story; they can ask and answer questions about the main character; they can keep a conversation about the relations between friends; they can create stories after being giving a pattern; WRITTEN PRODUCTION they can write a short story about the Mario's story; they can create a story using some pictures given by the teacher ; they can write some sentences using the new vocabulary; WRITTEN RECEPTION they can read the instructions to do different activities; they can read the power point presentation used for the story; WRITTEN INTERACTION they can create, in pairs, a new game having Mario as main character;
KEY COMPETENCES DESCRIPTORS MATHEMATICAL COMPETENCE they can recognize the order the character appear in the story; they can use mathematical skills to answer to different questions about the story; they can use their mathematical skills to calculate how many animals did they met ITC COMPETENCE they can search for clip arts about the animals and mushrooms found in the story, on internet, download them, copy and paste them in a document; they can use the on line games and activities; AUTONOMY AND PERSONAL INITIATIVE COMPETENCE they can express their personal opinions about how they feel, see and understand different things; they can make images of the characters using their own imagination and creativity; they become more self- confident sharing their work with others;
KEY COMPETENCES DESCRIPTORS SOCIAL AND CITIZENSHIP COMPETENCE they can show respect to other points of view; they can respect the good actions made by others; they can understand the importance of the relations between friends; LEARNING TO LEARN they are more aware of their own creative capacity; they can self-asses through their own questions about the topic; they can memorize poems and texts related to the feelings in the story;
KEY COMPETENCES DESCRIPTORS KNOWLEDGE AND INTERACTION WITH THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT COMPETENCE they can learn to do good things; they can understand that is very important to be good with other people; they can experience what they feel when someone very dear to them is in danger; they can distinguish who is the bad person and who is the good one; CULTURAL AWARENESS AND EXPRESSION COMPETENCE they can create their own drawings representing the characters of the story; they can use different artistic techniques to create a set of crafts, murals, drawings, mini-games related to the topic; they can participate in a role-play; they can perform poems; they can create their own characters: the good- hero, and the bad person;
OBJECTIVES Students will be able to: to use their ITC skills to play new games; to express their opinion about the game and the story; to identify the hero in the play; to use new vocabulary in sentences; to ask and answer questions about the characters; to read loudly the text and to understand it;