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Children’s Literature in the Primary School (CLiPS)

Unit Plan
Unit Overview
Unit Title
Tidy Your Room, Tanya!
Unit Summary
By the end of this unit, the pupils should be able to understand and talk about characters, setting,
theme, plot and point of view of the short story, produce a Character Quilt and a pantomime-cum-
jazz chant to be presented a the year-end concert.
Subject Area
Literature + Art + Music
Grade Level
Primary 4
Approximate Time Needed
4 months
Unit Foundation
Targeted Content Standards and Benchmarks
Syllabus Specifications:
 1.4.1 Listen and follow instructions
 1.4.2 Listen and follow simple instructions
 1.5.4 Listen to simple recounts of what one did and tell sequence of events
 1.7.1 Listen to simple stories and recall the names of people and animals.
 1.7.2 Listen to simple stories and recall the story-line by answering simple ;wh’
questions.
 2.2.3 Ask questions to seek clarification on how to make things, on places, directions and on
amounts and qualities
 2.3.3 Talk about personal experiences.
 2.5.1 Give details about people and animals of a story heard or read.
 2.5.2 Talk about the actions of the people and animals in a story heard or read.
 2.6.1 Give details, talk about actions and give non-verbal response
 2.6.2 State whether one likes or does not like the story heard or read.
 2.6.3 Give reasons why one likes or does not like the story
 3.6.2 Give words according to categories
 3.8.2 Scan for specific information in texts
 3.9.2 Read and give details about the people and animals in the story.
 3.9.3 Read and talk about the actions of people and animals in a story heard or
read.
 4.2.2 Write words and phrases in clear and legible writing.
 4.4.3 Complete simple texts with a little guidance in the form of a composite picture.
 4.5.3 Construct simple sentences independently (3-5 words) by looking at a picture

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Children’s Literature in the Primary School (CLiPS)

Student Objectives/Learning Outcomes


Students will be able to:
 understand the text’s characters, setting, theme, plot and point of view of the short story
through discussions, exercises and presentations
 produce a Character Quilt and a pantomime-cum- jazz chant as extension activities

Curriculum-Framing Questions
Essential
What are some important values in life?
Question
Is tidiness important in life?
Is a person worth more if he is tidy?
What is the importance of being tidy?
Unit
Is imagination a good quality?
Questions
Is being adventurous a good quality?
Is obedience a good quality?

 Who are the characters?


 Is the main character portrayed positively?
Content  Where did the story take place?
Questions  Are you like Tanya?
 How would you describe Tanya?
 Do you like Tanya? Why?
Student Assessment Plan
Assessment Summary
 Worksheets
 Peer Evaluation Form for peers (Quilt)
 Mind Maps
 Character Quilt

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Children’s Literature in the Primary School (CLiPS)

Assessment Timeline

Before project work begins Students work on projects After project work is
and complete tasks completed

Week 2 Week 4 Week 8 Week 12 Week 14 Week 16


•Questioning •Questioning • Presentation • Completion • Rehearsal • Final dress
•Worksheets of Quilt and of script of
rehearsal of
evaluation by • Completion pantomim
pantomime-
peers of jazz e-cum-
cum-jazz
chants jazz chant
chants

Unit Details
Prerequisite Skills
 Drawing ability
 Writing ability
Instructional Procedures
Prior to Instruction
Month 1
In this month students will be able to show their understanding of the text by completing mind maps,
exercises in worksheets, answering questions orally and drawing pictures.
Month 2
In this month students will be able to complete a Character Quilt, talk about it during group
presentation and evaluate peers’ work through justification.
Month 3
In this month students will be able to put the production group together, complete the script and the
jazz chants for the pantomime-cum-jazz chants presentation
Month 4
In this month students will be able to go through 3 rehearsals for the pantomime-cum-jazz chants
including 2 full-dress rehearsals.
Extension Activities:
 Character Quilt
 Pantomime-cum-Jazz Chant
Accommodations for Mixed Ability Instruction

 Compose simple Jazz Chants for the pantomime


At Risk Student
 Take part in the pantomime as members of the jazz chant group

 Miming (acting)
EFL Student
 Reading out the parts of the characters for the pantomime

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Children’s Literature in the Primary School (CLiPS)

 Scrip Writing
Advanced Student
 Compose Jazz Chant

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Children’s Literature in the Primary School (CLiPS)

Materials and Resources Required For Unit


Technology – Hardware (Click boxes of all equipment needed)
✘ Camera Laser Disk VCR
✘ Computer(s) ✘ Printer ✘ Video Camera
✘ Digital Camera ✘ Projection System Video Conferencing Equip.
✘ DVD Player ✘ Scanner Other :
✘ Internet Connection ✘ Television
Technology – Software (Click boxes of all software needed.)
Database/Spreadsheet ✘ Image Processing Web Page Development
Desktop Publishing Internet Web Browser ✘ Word Processing
E-mail Software ✘ Multimedia Other
Encyclopedia on CD-ROM

 The book “Tidy Your Room, Tanya!”


 Worksheets
Printed Materials
 Pictures (of characters, setting, events)
 Sentence and word cards
 Costumes
Supplies
 Props

Internet Resources  Lookup on websites of Jazz Chants

 Parents
Other Resources
 Other teachers

Unit Plan template adapted from the Intel Essentials v10 Programme
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