vocabulary/ Family Members
Elementary adults level
To provide Learners with vocabulary that are used to describe members of their families and their relations
Students will create a family tree of their own and write about them.
Procedure (45-60 minutes)
* The teacher shows the students a family picture (pic1) and a family tree picture (pic2) to set the context for them, “I live alone now, but when I was a kid I lived in a big house, with my parents, we all have 2 parents, right? my father’s name is (male name) and my mother is called (female name),I have a brother is called(male name) he has a girl and a boy, and I have sisters (female name) she has 2 boys. In Christmas, we all gather in our house. Sometimes my grandparents came too.”
* The teacher uses concept check questions(ccqs) to deliver the meaning. “What can you see in pic 1?” “Do you think the people in the picture related/know each other?” “when you were a child, you lived with your parents? *the teacher then shows pic2 to students “what can you see in the picture?” “Picture 1 and 2 are related to each other, in what way in your opinion?” “what do you think the roots, leaves and branches represent? “what do you think a family tree consist of?”
*After the teacher elicited answers from students, he/she introduces the marker sentence “Family is a group of people related by blood.” **and pre-teaches some key vocabulary *Vocabulary introduced: • Father • Mother • Sibling • Brother • Sister • Aunt • Uncle • Cousin • Grandfather • Grandmother
* The teacher then focuses on each word’s meaning, usage and pronunciation, while drilling chorally and then individually Word Meaning Part of speech Pronunciation Father Male parent Noun /ˈfɑːðə(r)/ Mother Female parent Noun /ˈmʌðə(r)/ Sibling One that has the same parents as you. Noun /ˈsɪblɪŋ/ Brother Male sibling Noun /ˈbrʌðə(r)/ Sister Female sibling Noun /ˈsɪstə(r)/ Grandfather Noun /ˈɡræn(d)ˌfɑːðə(r)/ Grandmother Noun /ˈɡræn(d)ˌmʌðə(r)/ Aunt father’s/mother’s sister Noun /ɑːnt/ Uncle Father’s/mother’s brother. Noun /ˈʌŋk(ə)l/ Cousin Uncle’s/aunt’s sister/brother Noun /ˈkʌz(ə)n/
* The teacher shows students flash cards with an arrow pointing at a specific family member, then each students will answer *Aim: To give controlled oral practice in identifying family members. *Mode of interaction: T-SSS (teacher to students). Where the teacher is the organizer.
*The teacher handout worksheets where they are asked to write the appropriate family member word under each picture. *Aim: To give controlled written practice on using the appropriate family members vocabulary. *Mode of interaction: T-SSS (Teacher to students) when the teacher give instructions (S) where each student work individually.
Production stage: *Free practice: *Teacher writes on the board “My Family” and asks students to write a story about their family members individually. *Aim: To give freer written practice on writing about family members using the appropriate vocabulary. *Mode of interaction: T-SSS when the teacher gives instructions/ (S) where students write their stories individually.