5th Grade Oral Language Resources
Students will:• Learn about the concept of improving lives.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about examples of improving lives.
• Explore and apply the concept of improving lives.
Students will:• Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of improving lives.
• Orally use words that describe things people do to improve lives.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about examples of improving lives.
• Use key concept words [elementary, physical, rigid, interact, wheelchair; improving lives].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that students are going to learn about:
• Ways that people can improve the lives of others.
• Examples of improving lives.
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask students: What do you see in this photo? (a child giving his mom a Valentine's Day card).
• Ask students: How do you think the people in this picture are feeling? (happy, excited, joyful, grateful).
• Say: In this activity, we're going to learn about improving lives. How might people need their lives to be improved? (Tthey have a disability or they are sad or they need some help.)
Guided Practice• Guide students through the next three slides, showing them ways that people are improving lives. Always have the students describe other ways to improve lives.
Apply• Have students view the remaining slide and play the games that follow. Have them discuss with their partner the different topics that appear during the Talk About It feature.
• After the first game, ask students to talk about everyday challenges that people with disabilities face. After the second game, have them discuss how they can improve their own life.
Close• Ask students: What examples of improving the lives of others have you seen at your school or in your neighborhood?
• Summarize for students that some people help to improve other people's lives. Encourage them to think about things we can do to improve the lives of others.