To revise the language of pencil case items.
To extend pupils’ vocabulary.
To practise the language of instructions.
To practise /or present the language of materials such as metal, plastic, cotton, etc.
STUDENT LINGUISTIC LEVEL: A1 (from the 1st year to the 5th year, see below for extension exercises of 4th and 5th classes)
TIMING: 10 – 15 minutes depending on if you are teaching or testing.
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: pencil case, pencils, pens, rubber/eraser, colouring pencils or felt tips, crayons, glue, a pair of scissors, a pencil sharpener, Liquid Paper/White Out, ruler, highlighter.
1) Hold up your pencil case. Ask the pupils: What’s this? Response: a pencil case. In the first class, tell them what it is.
2) Ask the pupils to take their pencil cases.
3) Item by item remove each one and ask the pupils to reply after you. Remember to repeat “ Take out your PENCIL” and “Put back your PENCIL” changing the item appropriately.
4) Ask the pupils to work in pairs and repeat the activity with their partner.
See “Now I Can” (published by ELi, srl 2015) Cutouts for book 1, page 5
See “Happy Kids 1" (Published by ELi srl 2014) Percorsi Facilitati, schede 1 and schede 2
4th and 5th classes (or good 3rd classes)
1) Ask them, “ What can I do with my …. pencil?”
Possible answer: draw, write, colour in, rub out /erase, sketch, tick, copy, trace, sharpen, sign, cross out, cut, rule, glue, stick, highlight, underline.
2) ask them what each object is made of.
Possible answers: plastic, metal, rubber, paper, cotton, leather.
3) Give the pupils Worksheet 1 and ask them to ask others in the class questions to complete the chart.
4) Make a pencil case with recycled materials like a toothpaste carton pocket.