3rd Grade Oral Language Resources
Students will:• Learn about the concept of making journeys.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about different ways to make journeys.
• Explore and apply understanding of the concept of making journeys.
Students will:• Demonstrate an understanding of making journeys.
• Orally use words that identify different ways to travel.
• Extend oral vocabulary by discussing journeys and transportation.
• Use key concept words [journey, airplane, train, luggage, horse• drawn carriages].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that students are going to learn about making journeys:
• When people travel a great distance from one place to another, they make a journey.
• The various types of transportation that make journeys possible.
• Progress made in transportation over the years.
• The importance of being prepared for a journey.
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask students: What are the people in these photographs doing? (traveling, flying on a plane, riding on a train, getting ready to drive somewhere, making journeys, and so forth).
• Ask students: What are some different ways to make journeys? (train, airplane, car, truck, boat, and so forth).
• Say: There are many ways to make exciting journeys. We take journeys to learn about other places and to learn about ourselves. What would you like to learn about? (answers will vary).
Guided Practice• Guide students through the next four slides, showing them different ways to travel. Always have the students discuss their favorite way to travel.
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 discuss their travel experiences. After the second game, have them discuss different things they would need to take with them on long journeys.
Close• Ask students: Where would you like to make a journey? How would you get there?
• Summarize for students that there are many different ways you can make a journey. Journeys can be fun but we need to be careful and we must remember to pack things that we will need in case of an emergency. Encourage them to think about how they can be careful when going on a journey.