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Unit 3 – HOW-OLD IX-you How old are you?

Achievement objectives

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

In this unit, your students will learn the days of the week and practise using number combinations between one and 20, including using numbers to express age.

Learning outcomes

Students will:

  • give information about age and phone/text numbers
  • ask others their age and phone/text numbers
  • sign and recognise the days of the week.

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

BIRTHDAY, DAY, FAR, HOW-OLD, LAST, NEXT, OLD, OLDER, PHONE, SOON, TEXT, TODAY, TOMORROW, TONIGHT, WEEK, WHEN, WHICH, YESTERDAY, YOUNGER

MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY

Grammar

Wh-questions: HOW-OLD, WHEN, WHICH; non-manual signals; time signs for past, present, and future; age numbers

Sentence patterns

How old are you?

HOW OLD IX-youwhq

I’m 13 years old.

IX-me age-13 IX-menod

How old is he?

HOW-OLD IX-hewhq

He is five years old.

IX-he age-5 IX-henod

When did she turn 15?

IX-she age-15 WHENwhq

Today is Wednesday.

Today is Wednesday.

 
   

TODAY WEDNESDAY

YESTERDAY TUESDAY

TOMORROW THURSDAY

When did she turn 15?

IX-she age-15 WHENwhq

When is your birthday?

IX-you BIRTHDAY WHENwhq

My birthday is very soon.

IX-me BIRTHDAY SOON

My sister’s birthday is tomorrow.

TOMORROWt MY SISTER BIRTHDAY

My birthday was last Monday.

LAST MONDAYt IX-me BIRTHDAY

When is your father’s birthday?

IX-you FATHER BIRTHDAY WHENwhq

Is your best friend older or younger than you?

IX-you BEST FRIEND OLDER YOUNGER, WHICHwhq

Younger.

YOUNGERnod

What’s your text number?

IX-you TEXT NUMBER WHATwhq

My text number is 028 555 181.

IX-me TEXT NUMBERt 028 555 181

 

Video clips

Clip 0.5 Grammar

Clip 0.7 Grammar

Clip 3.1a Vocabulary

Clip 3.1b Vocabulary

Clip 3.1c Vocabulary

Clip 3.2 Sentence patterns

Clip 3.3 Happy Birthday song

Scene C What’s new?

Activities

Activity 3.1 Communicating about age

Activity 3.2 Signing the days of the week

Activity 3.3 Communicating about age and phone/text numbers

Activity 3.4 Assessing progress

 

Support material

Worksheet 3.1 Vocabulary

Worksheet 3.2 The days of the week

Checksheet 3.2 The days of the week

Scene C transcript

NZSL guidelines (NZSLiNZC) levels 1 and 2

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