Fairy tales

Swedish Norwegian English Arabic

Introductory information

Author Pia BERG
E-mail pia.berg@kau.se
Institute Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Sweden
Target group Intermediate level, year 4-6 + Upper (senior) level of Compulsory School, year 7-9.
The material can also be used at Upper Secondary School with some moderation.
Subjects
  • Music,
  • Art
  • Geography
  • Science and Physical Education
Aims
  1. Content Based Learning – to study a content area of interest to gain language acquisition in English as L2 or FL integrated with L1 languages in a heterogeneous group with many mother tongues.
  2. To work interculturally using fairy tales from different parts of the world as a theme to reach the goal of strengthening pluricultural- and plurilingual competence.

Key competences

Communication in language(s)
  • Putting into practice the skills necessary for understanding what is read in different languages and use them interactively.
  • Communication skills in foreign languages: In written form, orally in groups, orally and in written form between groups, giving oral presentations.
Learning to learn
  • Learn how to develop language skills
  • Learn how to find information
  • Learn how to learn FL in a small group within a specific area
  • Learn how to work in groups
  • Learn how to work with projects
  • Learn how to plan and give a presentation
Digital competences
  • Using the Internet searching for information and working on the net
  • Using the internet to create materials for studying
  • Use digital dictionaries
Social and civic competences
  • Working with others/working in groups
  • Group dynamics – handling issues when working in group
  • Active listening competence
  • Negotiate and come to conclusions/ problem solving
  • Communication and debating skills
  • Research capability
  • Critical and creative reflection
  • Intercultural competence, respect for other cultures
  • Be aware of diversity and cultural identities in and outside Europe
  • Cultural awareness and expression
Timing of the overall activities 4 weeks work:
  • Task 1 180 min
  • Task 2 120 min
  • Task 3 120-180 min
  • Task 4 120 min
Week 5 presentations

Worksheets

Working with the five senses and collecting descriptive adjectives using pictures and images

Timing Two lessons of 90 min or three lessons of 60 min
Grouping
  1. The whole class will listen to your story and listen to the music.
  2. The pupils will work in groups of 3-5. They will draw a troll together and then compare that with Pia’s drawing of a troll. They will discuss why they drew the troll the way they did.
Focus on content
  • Listening to the beginning of a story read/told by the teacher– draw
  • This could be combined with music (see support materials)
  • Descriptive adjectives in English and the other mother tongues
  • Similarities and differences between the languages
  • Create a booklet using different colours for different languages
  • Language families represented in this class
Focus on language(s) English as L2, several mother tongues, L1 and FL(s)
Material required
  • A photo taken by Pia Berg and a drawing made by Pia Berg.
  • Pens in different colours
  • Sheets of paper
  • Booklets
  • Computers with access to the Internet
  • Access to dictionaries
Worksheet 1
Material for Teachers
Material for Students

Presentation of fairy tales and drawings with music

Timing Two lessons á 60 min
Grouping

  1. The pupils will work in pairs and they will present the pictures and the characters they have prepared at home as homework.
  2. They will also practise and try to memorize the adjectives they and their friend have collected in respective mother tongue and in English. The pronunciation in the different languages is also to be practised.

  3. Each pupil will present the friend’s pictures and characters to the whole class. If they have chosen or put together their own song/music, it will also be presented to the class as well.
Focus on content
  • Speak - Make a presentation to a friend.
  • Listen - Listen to a presentation by a friend.
  • Speak, Read, Listen - Memorize adjectives and practise their pronunciation in different languages.
  • Speak - Make a presentation to the class.
Focus on languages English as L2, several mother tongues, L1 and FL(s)
Material required
  • Overhead transparency
  • Access to the Internet
  • Access to dictionaries
  • Sheets of paper
  • CD or Computer (for music)
Worksheet 2
Material for Teachers
Material for Students

Working with nature and scenery in fairy tales in cooperation with Geography, Science and physical education

Timing Two-Three lessons of 60 min
Grouping , or
The pupils can work individually, in pairs or in small groups
Focus on content
  • Verbs
  • Describing nature
  • Creating games for presentation
Focus on language(s) English as L2, several mother tongues, L1 and FL(s) - plurilingualism
Material required
  • Access to the Internet
  • Access to dictionaries
  • Maps
  • Pens in different colours
  • Sheets of paper
  • Booklets
  • microscopes
Worksheet 3
Material for Teachers
Material for Students

Guidelines for writing a fairy tale and guidelines for how they are to present their fairy tales

Timing Two lessons of 60 min
Grouping
  1. The whole class will get a presentation.
  2. or The pupils can work individually or in pairs.
Focus on content
  • How to write a fairy tale.
  • Phrases commonly used.
  • Forms of presentation
Focus on language(s) English as L2, several mother tongues, L1 and FL(s)
Material required
  • Access to the Internet
  • Access to dictionaries
  • Over head projector
Worksheet 4
Material for Teachers
Material for Students

References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Hall_of_the_Mountain_King
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrIYT-MrVaI&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBUp9zhEy9U&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs2OBy_mlrc&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS036Cq49qU&feature=related
http://commons.wikimedia.org/../..Map_of_Sweden_..(polar_stereographic)_Sv.svg
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_the_world_1998.jpg

Fairy tales

Swedish Norwegian English Arabic

Introductory information

Author Pia BERG
E-mail pia.berg@kau.se
Institute Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Sweden
Target group Intermediate level, year 4-6 + Upper (senior) level of Compulsory School, year 7-9.
The material can also be used at Upper Secondary School with some moderation.
Subjects
  • Music,
  • Art
  • Geography
  • Science and Physical Education
Aims
  1. Content Based Learning – to study a content area of interest to gain language acquisition in English as L2 or FL integrated with L1 languages in a heterogeneous group with many mother tongues.
  2. To work interculturally using fairy tales from different parts of the world as a theme to reach the goal of strengthening pluricultural- and plurilingual competence.

Key competences

Communication in language(s)
  • Putting into practice the skills necessary for understanding what is read in different languages and use them interactively.
  • Communication skills in foreign languages: In written form, orally in groups, orally and in written form between groups, giving oral presentations.
Learning to learn
  • Learn how to develop language skills
  • Learn how to find information
  • Learn how to learn FL in a small group within a specific area
  • Learn how to work in groups
  • Learn how to work with projects
  • Learn how to plan and give a presentation
Digital competences
  • Using the Internet searching for information and working on the net
  • Using the internet to create materials for studying
  • Use digital dictionaries
Social and civic competences
  • Working with others/working in groups
  • Group dynamics – handling issues when working in group
  • Active listening competence
  • Negotiate and come to conclusions/ problem solving
  • Communication and debating skills
  • Research capability
  • Critical and creative reflection
  • Intercultural competence, respect for other cultures
  • Be aware of diversity and cultural identities in and outside Europe
  • Cultural awareness and expression
Timing of the overall activities 4 weeks work:
  • Task 1 180 min
  • Task 2 120 min
  • Task 3 120-180 min
  • Task 4 120 min
Week 5 presentations

Worksheets

Working with the five senses and collecting descriptive adjectives using pictures and images

Timing Two lessons of 90 min or three lessons of 60 min
Grouping
  1. The whole class will listen to your story and listen to the music.
  2. The pupils will work in groups of 3-5. They will draw a troll together and then compare that with Pia’s drawing of a troll. They will discuss why they drew the troll the way they did.
Focus on content
  • Listening to the beginning of a story read/told by the teacher– draw
  • This could be combined with music (see support materials)
  • Descriptive adjectives in English and the other mother tongues
  • Similarities and differences between the languages
  • Create a booklet using different colours for different languages
  • Language families represented in this class
Focus on language(s) English as L2, several mother tongues, L1 and FL(s)
Material required
  • A photo taken by Pia Berg and a drawing made by Pia Berg.
  • Pens in different colours
  • Sheets of paper
  • Booklets
  • Computers with access to the Internet
  • Access to dictionaries
Worksheet 1
Material for Teachers
Material for Students

Presentation of fairy tales and drawings with music

Timing Two lessons á 60 min
Grouping

  1. The pupils will work in pairs and they will present the pictures and the characters they have prepared at home as homework.
  2. They will also practise and try to memorize the adjectives they and their friend have collected in respective mother tongue and in English. The pronunciation in the different languages is also to be practised.

  3. Each pupil will present the friend’s pictures and characters to the whole class. If they have chosen or put together their own song/music, it will also be presented to the class as well.
Focus on content
  • Speak - Make a presentation to a friend.
  • Listen - Listen to a presentation by a friend.
  • Speak, Read, Listen - Memorize adjectives and practise their pronunciation in different languages.
  • Speak - Make a presentation to the class.
Focus on languages English as L2, several mother tongues, L1 and FL(s)
Material required
  • Overhead transparency
  • Access to the Internet
  • Access to dictionaries
  • Sheets of paper
  • CD or Computer (for music)
Worksheet 2
Material for Teachers
Material for Students

Working with nature and scenery in fairy tales in cooperation with Geography, Science and physical education

Timing Two-Three lessons of 60 min
Grouping , or
The pupils can work individually, in pairs or in small groups
Focus on content
  • Verbs
  • Describing nature
  • Creating games for presentation
Focus on language(s) English as L2, several mother tongues, L1 and FL(s) - plurilingualism
Material required
  • Access to the Internet
  • Access to dictionaries
  • Maps
  • Pens in different colours
  • Sheets of paper
  • Booklets
  • microscopes
Worksheet 3
Material for Teachers
Material for Students

Guidelines for writing a fairy tale and guidelines for how they are to present their fairy tales

Timing Two lessons of 60 min
Grouping
  1. The whole class will get a presentation.
  2. or The pupils can work individually or in pairs.
Focus on content
  • How to write a fairy tale.
  • Phrases commonly used.
  • Forms of presentation
Focus on language(s) English as L2, several mother tongues, L1 and FL(s)
Material required
  • Access to the Internet
  • Access to dictionaries
  • Over head projector
Worksheet 4
Material for Teachers
Material for Students

References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Hall_of_the_Mountain_King
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrIYT-MrVaI&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBUp9zhEy9U&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs2OBy_mlrc&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS036Cq49qU&feature=related
http://commons.wikimedia.org/../..Map_of_Sweden_..(polar_stereographic)_Sv.svg
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_the_world_1998.jpg

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