6th Grade Oral Language Resources
Students will:• Learn about the concept of helping others.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about what kind of people need help and what kinds of people help them.
• Explore and apply the concept of charity organizations and the people they benefit.
Students will:• Demonstrate an understanding of charity work.
• Orally use words that name the various parts of a charity's structure.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about the various demographics of people who need help.
• Use key concept words [organization, charity, citizens, scholarships, discrimination, volunteer].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that students are going to learn about helping people:
• When and why do people need help?
• What are some names of well• known charity organizations?
• What is the difference between charities and other organizations?
• What are some problems that charity organizations fight against?
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask students: What are some ways you can help a charity? (donating, volunteering, etc.)
• Ask students: What are some reasons people need help from a charity? (to get food after a natural disaster, to get money, to go to college, etc.)
• Say: Charities are a good place to volunteer your time or donate things that you don't use anymore so that others less fortunate may use them. What things can you donate to charity? (old clothing, toys, etc.)
Guided Practice• Guide students through the next three slides showing them pictures of people in various situations. Always have the students explain exactly what the people need and how a charity could help them with this.
Apply• 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 share any personal experiences they have had with charities. After the second game, ask them to find out what charities they would like to volunteer for.
Close• Ask students: What problem do you think many people suffer from?
• Summarize for students that charities are a way people can get help. Charities work because people are nice enough to volunteer their time or donate things they don't use anymore. Encourage them to come up with a plan for a charity that could help people with the problem they thought of.