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Monday, April 15, 2013

HOUSE Resources for Preschool ELA


Book: A House for a Mouse:

The book series,  I can - Richmond Publishing, has a story for each unit. Love all the resources that go along.
I made a headband to teach the word Mouse and to use it as a prop for storytelling.

The book has big storycards to follow up. I preferred to bind them and made reading captions for the teacher.

Please write to me to get the story and all the files needed for the house theme: ei98srl@gmail.com. The files are always available by email.

When going over the story ask students describe the picture, all the known vocabulary. Have them point to each part of the house and name them.
There are worksheets that go with the story.



Shape House
This is a good moment to review shapes. This house is done using shapes. I got my templates from the book Sprinkles, Richmond Publishing.
Make the shapes with cardboard: circle (I used a puncher), square, rectangle, triangle. Show each shape to the students , have the students identify them and repeat each word. Have them trace each shape in the air.
Build the house using the House format and the cardboard paper.


Show them the roof.  Say: It´s the roof. Students: It´s the roof.
Ask: What shape is the roof ?  Students: It´s a triangle.
Ask: What color is the triangle ? Students: It´s red.
Place the triangle in place. Continue with windows and chimney.

Use the worksheet and have the students color and cut all the shapes to make the house, one color for each shape. Play the SHOW ME  game , asking students to to hold uop the different parts.



Teacher: Show me the windows.
 Then hand out cardboard or construction paper and students glue in all their house parts to make the house.  Invite individual students to the front and describe their house, saying all the parts of the house and naming all the shapes and color.
House cutouts
I can´t emphasize enough how important visual are to teaching. I am lucky that my books come with these cutouts, but you can make your own, using the web you can get flashcards that can double as cutouts or get them from magazines.  I made another set of cutouts to share. 

Here are some ideas on how to use them.







Game from the book series JIGSAW Macmillan Publishing.
Play Moving House: give all the children a room or a furniture cutout, make some more copies if needed. Make sure that there as many pieces of furniture as there are rooms. Play music and the children move around looking for a partner and stand together before the music stops,e.g. beds and bedrooms should stand together.
Worksheets 

Worksheets are great resources for our class, I sometimes feel that there are not so many around for Language Teachers. Here are some to use from my books.

When using worksheets have students point to vocabulary before starting to color directly, most teachers use as a coloring page.  Have students point to the family members, have them point to the parts of the house, have them say the colors of each part of the house.
Then have the students say where each family member is in the house.

As for coloring I designate a color for each furniture.
Teacher:  Color the TV red.
I also let a student say the color for the furniture




Here are some links for you:

1.- Video Songs

2.- A blog that I recently visited,  Inglês e arte, and loved the worksheets that she posted.

Please show your work on my Facebook Group: ESL/EFL Preschool Teachers and as always be my guest here with any theme.



20 comentarios:

  1. great ideas! thanx for sharing!^^

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  2. Hi! I would love to download the worksheets for my students, but the files are not avaliable
    is there any way to get them?
    thank you so much

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    1. Thanks for letting me know. Please write to my email: ei98srl@gmail.com, and I´ll send them to you.

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  4. I wanted to download the files but they are no longer available. :(

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  5. Hello Rosa Amelia, My name is Mario Rodriguez, I think your worksheets are amazing. I really interesting about them, Is there any possibility you send by email to me?

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  6. Hello Rosa, those ideas are just wonderful!!! They are very useful!
    How can I get the cutouts for sharing with my kids??
    thanks a lot!

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  8. These are so nice! Is there any way I can download them? These would really help me in teaching my class here in Thailand. Thanks a lot! :)

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  9. Greetings , I will like to download all the worksheets to work with my pre k kids but they are not available , it will be good to have them as pdf format . Thank you

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  10. Hi, I would like to download these worksheets to work with my prekindergarten children. Are they still available?

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    1. Amina, please write to ei98srl@gmail.com and I will send them to you.

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  11. hi there... i really love and enjoy your worksheets. is it possible to get them from you?

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