1st Grade Oral Language Resources
Children will:• Learn about the concept of family.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about family members and what they do.
• Explore and apply the concept of what makes someone a part of your family and how families are structured.
Children will:• Define what a family is.
• Orally use words that name the various members of a family.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about how each family is different.
• Use key concept words [family, member, share].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words. • Explain that children are going to learn about family:
• How to tell if someone is part of your family.
• Which family members live together.
• The difference between uncles and grandfathers.
• How families take care of each other.
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask children: What is a family? (a group of people you are related to).
• Ask children: What are some names for family members? (mother, father, cousin, etc.)
• Say: Families are the people that we are related to. Sometimes people can be related by blood, such as a brother or cousin or sometimes they can be related through marriage, such as a mother• in• law. What are some things that family members do with each other? (have parties, play games, teak care of each other, etc.)
Guided Practice• Guide children through the next three slides, showing them photos of different types of families. Always have the children guess which members of the family appear in each photo.
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 about their families. After the second game, encourage them to talk about which members their families are made of and if there are any special things they do together.
Close• Ask students: Choose a partner and tell them about your family. What are the differences between your families? What is the same about them? What would it be like to switch families with your partner?
• Say: Families are made up of many different people, or members. Families share with each other and also spend a lot of time together. Are pets considered family members? Why?