2nd Grade Oral Language Resources
Children will:• Learn about the concept of being yourself.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about special talents that they have and that people they know have.
• Explore and apply the concept of special talents people have to what makes each person unique.
Children will:• Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of being yourself.
• Orally use words that describe special talents and how each person is different.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about why each person is unique.
• Use key concept words [talents, special, music sports, unique, opinions].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that children are going to learn about:
• What being yourself means.
• What are some special talents that people have.
• What unique means.
• Why every person is unique.
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask children: What are the children in this photo doing? (painting a picture). What special talent do the children in the picture have? (painting, art).
• Ask children: What are some special talents that people in your family have? (answers will vary).
• Say: Each one of us is unique. That means there are special things about us that make us different. What are some things that make a person unique? (being a good friend, playing sports, playing music, being good at school).
Guided Practice• Guide children through the next three slides, showing them different ways that children are unique. Always have the children describe the activities the children are doing in the photo and whether they are interested in those activities.
Apply• Have children view the remaining slides and 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 two games, ask children to talk about how the items on the screen will help the children learn more about the activities they are interested in. After the second game, have them discuss activities that they are interested in.
Close• Ask children: What are some activities that you like to do? Explain.
• Summarize for children that each of us are interested in different things. We have talents that make each one of us special. Encourage children to think about what activities they would like to try that they have never done before.