6th Grade Oral Language Resources
Students will:• Learn about the concept of sharing traditions.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about traditions and how they are shared.
• Explore and apply the concept of what makes something a tradition and how traditions are celebrated.
Students will:• Demonstrate an understanding of various types of traditions.
• Orally use words that describe the different types of traditions and items that are associated with their celebration.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about what types of activities qualify as traditions.
• Use key concept words [culture, holiday, celebrate, generation, moral].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that students are going to learn about sharing traditions:
• What types of things are considered traditions.
• Different ways traditions are celebrated.
• The difference between celebrating traditions and simple fun.
• How traditions are shared and passed down.
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask students: What is a tradition? (an activity that we participate in on a regular basis, or pass down through the years, which celebrate our culture).
• Ask students: What are some types of traditions? (holidays, birthday parties, traditional stories, etc.)
• Say: Traditions are customs that have been passed on. How are traditions celebrated? (fireworks, cakes, ceremonies, etc.)
Guided Practice• Guide students through the next four slides showing them different types of traditions. Always have the student identify the type of tradition you are talking about and identify items associated with that tradition.
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 about the traditions they celebrate. After the second game, encourage them to share traditional stories they have heard or talk about ways they celebrate traditions with their families and friends.
Close• Ask students: Is it possible to make up your own tradition? Why or why not?
• Summarize for students that sometimes traditions are passed down from generation to generation. Encourage them to think about something that they think should be traditionally celebrated.