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Unit 11 – AWESOME ANIMALS Awesome animals

Achievement objectives

Curriculum link: levels 1 and 2 of The New Zealand Curriculum

In this unit, your students will identify, ask about, and describe animals.

Learning outcomes

Students will: 

  • name animals
  • describe animals
  • ask about animals.

Success criteria

The assessment criteria are based on the curriculum achievement objectives for learning languages at levels 1 and 2. These criteria measure the students’ ability to communicate in NZSL.

Language knowledge

Vocabulary

ANIMAL, BIG, BIRD, CARROT, CAT, CHEEKY, CLEVER, COW, DOG, EAR, FAT, FISH, FURRY, GREEDY, PIG, HORSE, LAMB, SMALL, MOUSE, RABBIT, SHEEP, SOFT, STRONG, THIN

Grammar

Descriptive classifiers; adverbial inflection

Sentence patterns

Do you have any pets?

IX-you HAVE ANIMALy/n q

Yes, I have a rabbit.

IX-me HAVE RABBITnod

What's your pet like?

YOUR ANIMAL TRAIT WHATwhq

It's grey and white and soft.

IX-it GREY WHITE SOFT

It likes to eat carrots.

IX-it LIKE EAT CARROT

It's got long ears.

(animal) IX-it HAVE CL: long-ears

My cat is brown and fat.

MY CAT IX-it BROWN FAT

It sleeps on my bed every day.

EVERYDAY IX-it IX-me BED SLEEP IX-it

It likes to play.

IX-it LIKE PLAY

 

What's your favourite animal?

IX-you FAVOURITE ANIMAL WHATwhq

What animal don't you like?

IX-you DON'T-LIKE ANIMAL WHICHwhq

Video clips

Clip 11.1a Vocabulary

Clip 11.1b Vocabulary

Clip 11.2a Sentence patterns

Clip 11.2b Sentence patterns

Clip 1.1c Vocabulary

Scene R Taking a break

 

Activities

Activity 11.1 Learning vocabulary and aspects of Deaf culture

Activity 11.2 Describing animals

Activity 11.3 Completing a class survey

Activity 11.4 Assessing progress

 

Support material

Worksheet 11.1 Vocabulary

Worksheet 11.2 Animal bingo

Worksheet 11.3 Descriptive vocabulary

Worksheet 1.3 The fingerspelling alphabet

Scene R transcript

NZSL guidelines (NZSLiNZC) levels 1 and 2

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