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Horton Hatches the Egg

TEACHER Anne Girven

YEAR

LEVEL

DURATION

2 1 3 weeks

Achievement Objective Being Assessed

Learning Outcomes

Listening to texts Listen and respond to Dr Seuss texts and relate them to personal experience.
Interpersonal Speaking Talk about personal experiences related to the story of Horton the elephant.
Using texts Retell a favourite story.

Processes

Exploring Language Identify, describe, and use some commonly used verbal and non-verbal features in a range of texts, and begin to adapt spoken language to an audience.
Thinking Critically Identify, clarify, and question meanings in spoken texts, drawing on personal background, knowledge, and experience.

Supporting Achievement Objective

Learning Outcomes

Close Reading Respond to language and meanings in texts.

Teacher Background Reading

TEACHING AND LEARNING ACTIVITIES

Select and adapt these learning activities to best meet the needs of your students, and to fit the time available:

Learning task 1

Learning task 2

Learning task 3

ASSESSMENT

Assessment Task

Retell Horton Hatches the Egg or one of the other stories read during the unit. Students will work with a partner, discuss roles eg Horton, Mayzie. Allow student times to practise their retell. Students share with the class.

assessment (RTF 11KB) self_assessment (RTF 339KB)

RESOURCES

Print

  • Seuss, Dr. Horton Hatches the Egg (1998) Harper Collins

Electronic

FOLLOW UP

The English Online unit " Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" introduces students to oral and written arguments.




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