1st Grade Oral Language Resources
Children will:• Learn about the concept of work.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about jobs and professions.
• Explore and apply the concept of work and examples of jobs and professions.
Children will:• Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of work.
• Orally use words that describe various kinds of work that people can do.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about different kinds of jobs and professions.
• Use key concept words [equipment, interesting, jobs, profession, tools].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that children are going to learn about the various kinds of work people can do:
• People at work.
• Different kinds of work people do.
• Peoples' jobs and professions.
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask children: What do you see in this picture? (a clown).
• Ask children: Some people work as clowns. Can you think of other things that people do when they go to work? (answers will vary).
• Say: There are many kinds of work that people can do. In this activity we're going to learn about different kinds of jobs and professions. What job or profession would you like? (answers will vary).
Guided Practice• Guide children through the next two slides, showing them that the pictures show examples of some different kinds of work that people do. Always have the children describe whether they would like to do that job.
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 children to talk about some equipment that people in their families use when they are working. After the second game, have them discuss different examples of jobs and what kind of work people do when they do those jobs.
Close• Ask children: What kind of work do your family performs do? (answers will vary).
• Say: Different people do different kinds of work. There are many interesting jobs and professions that you can do when you grow up. As we learn about work that people do, think about what you need to know for those jobs or professions.