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Unit 14 – WEATHER WHAT Weather report

Achievement objectives

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

In this unit, your students will discuss and comment on the weather, including how it affects them and their plans.

Learning outcomes

Students will: 

  • communicate about plans
  • ask about and describe the weather
  • express feeling, emotions, and needs.

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

AUTUMN, AWFUL, BOTHER, CLOUDY, FOG, LIGHTNING, RAIN, SAFE, SPRING, SUMMER, SUNNY (FINE, HOT), SNOW, TEMPERATURE, WEATHER, WEEKEND, WINDY, WINTER

Grammar

Non-manual signals; conditionals

Sentence patterns

What will you do today?

TODAYtIX-you DO WHATwhq

I'm going to play soccer.

IX-me PLAY SOCCERnod

What's the weather like?

WEATHER COLD HOT WHICHwhq

It's horrible weather.

WEATHER IX-it AWFUL

Oh! We can't go on our picnic!

"oh" CAN'T GO PICNICneg

What a pity!

BOTHER

I hate winter because it's too cold.

WINTERt, IX-me DON'T-LIKEneg, COLD++

 

In summer, I swim a lot.

SUMMERt IX-me SWIM+++

It's not safe to go swimming.

SWIM SAFE "wave no"neg

The temperature is 32° in Nelson.

NELSON TEMPERATURE-up 32 !HOT!

Argh! That's so hot!

!WOW! !HOT!

Will it be fine tomorrow?

TOMORROW SUNy/n q

I'm going skateboarding tomorrow if it's not raining.

TOMORROW RAIN NOTHINGcond IX-me SKATEBOARD

I have to stay home. (sigh)

IX-me HAVE-TO STAY HOME

 

Video clips

Clip 14.1a Vocabulary

Clip 14.1b Vocabulary

Clip 14.2a Sentence patterns

Clip 14.2b Sentence patterns

Scene L Life’s a beach

Activities 

Activity 14.1 Learning vocabulary and aspects of Deaf culture 

Activity 14.2 Describing the weather 

Activity 14.3 Communicating about the weather 

Activity 14.4 Assessing progress 

 

Support material 

Worksheet 14.1 Weather vocabulary

Worksheet 14.2 Describing the weather

Worksheet 14.3 Information gap task on the weather

Scene L transcript

NZSL guidelines (NZSLiNZC) levels 1 and 2

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