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10. Sporting Achievement



Why do the unit?
This unit aims to open up students to the importance of a healthy body for a healthy mind. They will study lives and achievements of some sporting heroes with special emphasis on achievements of those who braved odds to achieve success on the Sports field.  
 Note: a wide selection of activities have been provided to help any teacher wishing to extend their students beyond the learning outcomes/expectations outlined here

This unit aims to open up students to the importance of a healthy body for a healthy mind. They will study lives and achievements of some sporting heroes with special emphasis on achievements of those who braved odds to achieve success on the Sports field.  


 Note: a wide selection of activities have been provided to help any teacher wishing to extend their students beyond the learning outcomes/expectations outlined here. 
  
 Listening skills

They will:



Speaking skills

They will:



  • Participate actively in group discussions

  • Present their viewpoint with clarity

  • Debate for and against an idea and come to a consensus

Reading skills

They will:



  • Read and understand non-narrative/ factual texts

  • Identify the main features of such texts
  • Understand the elements of a biography/ autobiography.


  • Summarise the given piece

  • Deduce the meanings of unfamiliar words

  • Read a poem on the theme

Writing skills

They will:



  • Learn to write a diary entry

  • Write a newspaper article

  • Write a bio-sketch

  • Write a news paper report

 Language Structure and conventions; literary devices
 


  • Articles and Determiners


Contents of the unit

    1. Short Story/ Narratives

    • Appreciating Sports Achievers through various forms of literature

    • The Wizard (literary piece on Dhyan chand)

    • Tom Brown's Last Match (excerpt from a novel ‘Tom Brown’s School Days)

    • Mahatma Gandhi on sports

    • The Boy Who Couldn't Bowl (From an autobiography: Line and Strength by Glenn McGrath)

    • Jesse Owens (biography)

    • Carl Lewis Interview

    1. Poems
      1. Confessions Of A Born Spectator by Ogden Nash


      2. After Sports Day by John Forster

      3. Cock Fight by Raymond A. Foss




    1. Listening/ speaking

  • listening to a poem ‘Six and Out’ and completing the accompanying tasks.

  • by presenting your views through discussions.
  • by discussing their views on reading passages; expressing their views on various structured exercises; verbal and non verbal communication; and debate


  • by scripting and enacting role-plays

  • by making and presenting advertisements/ commercials

  • presenting through PowerPoint presentation

  • by delivering a speech


IV. Writing

  • by reacting to/analysing given situations

        • by writing letters—formal/ informal.

        • by writing an article

        • by writing a conversation/ dialogue

        • creating advertisements

        • speech writing



Section

Reading Skills

Writing Skills

Speaking Skills

Listening Skills

Vocabulary

Grammar

Introduction
Extreme Sports

Identifying awards for various sporting achievements

Designing medals/ certificates to applaud achievements







Familarising the learner with Extreme Sport Vocabulary







The Wizard

(literary piece on Dhyan chand)




  • Appreciating Dhyan Chand’s contribution to Indian hockey


  • Comprehension

  • Drawing inferences

  • Validating arguments

Letter Writing (informal to a friend)

Writing an article

Formal letter (editor)


  • Group discussion


Black Superman Johnny Wakelin




Words often confused

Collocations





Confessions Of A Born Spectator


(poem)

  • Appreciating poetic language

  • Identifying contrasting points of view

  • Read to understand the poem

  • Read for specific information

  • Understand meanings in context




  • Making inferences

  • Interpreting ideas in a poem by relating it to own experience and knowledge.

  • Appreciating the text—connotation, imagery, and other poetic devices




Expressing opinions and ideas—on violence in sports




Inferring the meaning in context
Poetic connotation



Tom Brown's Last Match

(excerpt from a novel)

&

Mahatma Gandhi on sports

Women And Sport



  • Appreciating the value of sports
  • Appreciating importance of physical development, boldness, fighting spirit, and sociability in one’s day to day life


  • Comparing/ contrasting ideas

Gender Sensitisation



  • Dialogue writing

Creating a time line

Script Writing

PowerPoint presentation


Role play

Presenting views convincingly













Animals in Sports


Cock Fight

(poem)


  • Appreciating poetic language

  • Read to understand the poem

  • Read for specific information

  • Understand meanings in context



  • Designing a brochure

Debating




Appreciating/ understanding Aural/ visual imagery




The Boy Who Couldn't Bowl

(From: Line and Strength by Glenn McGrath)

  • Read to understand the gist of the texts

  • Read for specific information

  • Understand meanings in context



  • Writing a biography

  • Building a convincing case for recognition in sports

  • Creating Adverisements

  • Group discussion

  • Sports commentary



SIX AND OUT (A Street Impression) by G.D. Martineau





The Simple Present and Present Progressive


Jesse Owens

(biography)


Carl Lewis Interview



  • Read to understand the gist of the texts

  • Read for specific information

  • Understand meanings in context


Appreciating different genres of writing


Comparing/ contrasting ideas

  • Designing a stamp

  • Writing a diary entry

  • Designing a commercial

  • Inventing a new Olympic sport

Dialogue Writing

Speech Writing




  • Group discussion

  • Role Play

  • Being empathic

Delivering a Speech








Articles, and determiners


After Sports Day

John Forster

  • Appreciating poetic language

  • Sensitizing learners’ different points of view

  • Informal letter

  • Article












Project Ideas: Great Sporting Achievements





















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