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Unit 4 – TIME WHAT Telling the time

Achievement objectives

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

In this unit, your students will learn how to sign the months of the year and use number combinations that will enable them to communicate about time and dates.

Learning outcomes

Students will:

  • tell the time
  • sign and identify the months
  • ask about and express dates
  • count the numbers up to 31.

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

DATE, MONTH, NOT-YET, TIME, WEEK, YEAR

JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL, MAY, JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER

NUMBERS 21–31

Grammar

Time signs for the past, present, and future; clock time

Sentence patterns

What is the date today?

TODAY DATE WHATwhq

Today is Monday the 23rd of March.

TODAY MONDAY 23 MARCH

 

Tomorrow is Thursday the 22nd of November.

TOMORROW THURSDAY 22 NOVEMBER

 

Yesterday was Sunday the 5th of December.

YESTERDAY SUNDAY 5 DECEMBER

What’s the time?

TIME WHATwhq

It’s one o’clock.

ONE-O’CLOCK

 

It’s half past six.

HALF-past SIX

 

It’s 6.30.

SIX THIRTY

 

It’s 3.15.

THREE FIFTEEN

My birthday is on the 23rd of May.

MY BIRTHDAY 23 MAY

My birthday’s a long way off.

MY BIRTHDAY FAR

Video clips

Clip 0.5 Grammar

Clip 4.1a Vocabulary

Clip 4.1b Vocabulary

Clip 4.1c Vocabulary

Clip 4.2 Sentence patterns 

Scene D Making plans 

Scene E Join our team

 

Activities

Activity 4.1 Expressing the time

Activity 4.2 The numbers up to 31

Activity 4.3 The months of the year

Activity 4.4 Communicating the date 

 

Support material

Worksheet 4.1 Time vocabulary and the numbers 21–31

Worksheet 4.2 The months of the year

Worksheet 4.3 Birthday survey

Scene D transcript

Scene E transcript

NZSL guidelines (NZSLiNZC) levels 1 and 2

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