WHO'S WHO IN THE FAMILY


Structure/Vocabulary: Family members, BE, who / whose
Functions: Talking about families
Materials:
(1) Cards with description of a new family (1 per student).
(2) “Find Someone Who…” Cards (enough copies for whole class)
(3) Model Paragraph


PRE – ACTIVITY


Skills: Speaking and listening
Organization: Whole class
Procedures: Class asks teacher about his / her family (real) or imaginary.

ACTIVITY
Skills: Speaking, listening, writing.
Organization: Mixer
Procedures:
(1) Give out cards (one per student): explain that this is their new family.
(2) Explain any vocabulary or pronunciation problems.
(3) Give out “Find Who…?” sheet and explain how it works. Students will answer with information from their new families.
(4) Done as a mixer. The first student to fill out the sheet correctly wins. (Note: Family Description Cards in blue are optional. The others are needed to complete the “Find Who..” cards.)


POST – ACTIVITY
Skills:Writing, (speaking, listening).
Organization: Individual / pairs.
Procedures:
(1) Go over model paragraph.
(2) Individually, students write similar paragraphs about their new families.
(3) Then, put students into pairs and they correct each other’s paragraphs. (The paragraphs can later be collected and corrected by the teacher.)


Activity: Family Description Cards

 Cards [pdf 9 kb]


Activity: “Find Someone Who” Cards

 Find Someone Who... [pdf 15 kb]


Post-Activity: Model Paragraph

My Family

My name Is Olivia. I'm 10 and I'm a student. My father's name is Joseph. He’s a scientist. He’s 44. My mother 's name is JoAnn. She is a teacher. She’s 42.I have one brother. His name is Ralph. He 's 12 and he 's a student too.

       
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