3rd Grade Oral Language Resources
Students will:• Learn about the concept of new beginnings.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about different kinds of new beginnings.
• Explore and apply the concept of preparing for and making new beginnings.
Students will:• Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of new beginnings.
• Orally use words that identify different kinds of new beginnings and describe feelings associated with new beginnings.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about personal experience with new beginnings.
• Use key concept words [new beginning, nervous, celebrate, friend].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that students are going to learn about new beginnings:
• What makes a new beginning.
• That it is natural to be nervous about new beginnings.
• Sometimes people celebrate new beginnings with family and friends.
• Each new friendship is a new beginning.
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask students: What is the child doing in this photo? (She is getting ready to go to school.) Can you remember your first day of school? How did you feel? (nervous, scared, excited, hopeful).
• Ask students: Why does the first day of school make us nervous and excited? (because it is the beginning of something new and important).
• Say: The first day of school is a new beginning. What are some other examples of new beginnings? (moving house, the first day of a new year, having a new baby in the house, meeting a new friend, and so forth).
Guided Practice• Guide students through the next three slides, showing them that new beginnings can be great fun. Always have the students describe how they feel during these new beginnings.
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 talk about their experiences on the first day of school. After the second game, have them discuss other new beginnings (such as moving with their families, the birth of a new brother or sister, or the start of a new friendship) they have experienced.
Close• Ask students: What new beginnings do you think you will experience in the next few years?
• Summarize for students that new beginnings can be fun and exciting. Encourage them to explain how they might prepare themselves for these new beginnings.