21. Describe Spatial & Temporal Relations

Level: Early Advanced/Advanced | Grades 6-8
Topic: A. I can use transitional words to talk about
relationship between past, present and future.
Modeled Shared Practice Guided Practice Independent
Speaking Use PowerPoint presentation to introduce examples and a visual of what each of the following words means:

Still, yet, soon, already, anymore, and just.
Show PowerPoint example of dialogue between the ant family using the words:

Still, yet, soon, already, anymore, and just.
Final slides of PowerPoint have different situations for students to dramatize using the vocabulary:

Still, yet, soon, already, anymore, and just.
Students create a short humorous skit in groups of 3 that they dramatize for the class.

The rule is that each time a student speaks, they must use one of the transitional words:

Still, yet, soon, already, anymore, or just.
Materials PPA1 PPA1 PPA1 PPA1
Listening Teacher reads A2 aloud.

Teacher uses PPA3 to work with students to begin to create a timeline of the events in A2.
Teacher reads to A2 aloud to students.

Students finish creating the timeline of the events of the woman’s trip to the Great Wall of China.
Teacher makes copies of A4 and distributes one to each student. Teacher reads A2 aloud to students again. Students listen and fill out the grid in A4 to describe the events surrounding the terms: still, yet, soon, already, anymore and just.
Materials A2
PPA3
A2
A4
A2
A5
Reading Use PowerPoint PPA5 to introduce a cause and effect flow chart.   Students read A6 and create a cause and effect flow chart showing the causes and effects of the Great Wall of China.
Materials PPA6 Paper
A7
Writing Show PowerPoint example of dialogue between the ant family using the words:

Still, yet, soon, already, anymore, just.
Teacher works whole group with students to create a mini play that uses the vocabulary: Still, yet, soon, already, anymore, and just.

Teacher may choose to use overhead, board, or chart paper to model writing. Let students give ideas. Teacher uses format for play/script writing.
  Students create their own play using the vocabulary: Still, yet, soon, already, anymore, just.
Materials PPA1 A8 A8
Correlation to District Adopted Materials:
Reading: N/A  Writing: N/A  Speaking: U7p1, U7p2  Listening: N/A  Grammar: N/A