~ to develop an awareness and an enjoyment of the basic sound patterns of English
in imaginative texts through activities such as participating in singing songs and choral speaking (E.D.a)
~ to give expression to one’s experience through activities such as providing descriptions of a scene or character (E.D.d)
This tale is about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Snow White’s stepmother is a wicked Queen. She learns from the Magic Mirror that Snow White is the most beautiful lady on earth. She is so angry that she sends a huntsman to kill Snow White. However, her plan fails. Snow White seeks refuge in a small cottage where the Seven Dwarfs live. The Seven Dwarfs are Doctor, Grumpy, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Happy and Dopey. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs have a happy time together. One day, the Prince happens to see Snow White and he falls in love with her at first sight. On the other hand, when the Queen finds that Snow White is still alive, she disguises herself as an old woman and she kills Snow White with a poisonous apple. Can Snow White come back to life again? What can the Prince do to save her?
Teachers can bring a storybook about Snow White to the classroom.
Ask the pupils if they have read the story before and encourage them to tell what they know about Snow White.
Introduce the characters, Snow White, the Queen, and the Prince accordingly.
Introduce also the characters of the Seven Dwarfs to arouse pupils’ interests. Tell the class that each of the dwarfs behaves exactly as their names suggest, e.g., Happy laughs all day long, Doctor always gives commands, etc.
Tell the first half of the story and then invite the class to guess the ending of the story.
Answers: One, two, three, four, five, six, seven. Question (b): “How many dwarfs are there?”
Answers:One, two, three, four, five, six, seven.
2. Sing songs
Encourage the pupils to sing along with the songs: “Hi Ho Who Are You?” and “Cleaning Up” with reference to the lyrics in COPYMASTER 1.
1. Follow the instructions and mime.
Teacher as Snow White instructs the pupils acting as the dwarfs to do the cleaning. Some pupils clean the floor and some wash the clothes, etc., in COPYMASTER 2. Pupils can take turns to give instructions and are encouraged to think of more examples.
2. Who Are You?
Teacher asks the pupils about their names. They answer the question; fill in their names and then draw a picture of themselves in COPYMASTER 3.
Teacher: Who are you?
Answer:I am XXX. 3. Counting
Pupils count the cups on the table and then circle ( O ) the right answer in the bracket in COPYMASTER 4.
Answer: There are ( one, two, three, four, five, six, seven ) cups on the table.