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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE | CYCLE 2

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STORIES There’s an Alligator in My Desk Pedagogical Notes

General Notes • The stories all mobilize and develop the three competencies.

• The stories are richly illustrated. The illustrations help students understand the story and provide ideas for discussion. • There are both online questions and activities integrated into the stories. • Difficult words are defined directly in the text. • There is also a set of handouts for each story. The handouts include a puzzle. • Some teachers may prefer to read the entire story with the class before doing the activities. For those who prefer to integrate the activities from the outset, the story has been divided into four parts. The choice is yours!

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Targeted Elements

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Overview of the Story There’s an Alligator in My Desk

A fun, preposterous tale about an alligator in a boy’s desk. Notions • Imperatives • Numbers • Prepositions of location • • • • • • •

Vocabulary • School objects • School subjects • School instructions

Check Your Understanding C2 p. TG-2 Imperatives p. TG-3 Numbers p. TG-3 Prepositions of Location p. TG-4 Make Connections C2 p. TG-5 Research It! C2 p. TG-5 A Crossword Puzzle About School p. TG-6

The Competencies C1 Oral questions are integrated throughout the story. There is also a discussion cube activity (Roll and Talk) for each story. Note those students who try to speak only in English and who participate actively. C2 Both comprehension and reinvestment questions are included, as well as activities. It is important to include both in evaluating C2. C3 A generic checklist is provided to assist you in evaluating C3. © Grand Duc en ligne § Reproduction authorized

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CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING True or false?

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a) Jimmy does not have his math book. b) There is an alligator in Jimmy’s desk. c) There is a lion in the teacher’s file cabinet. d) The teacher believes Jimmy. e) The teacher becomes impatient with Jimmy. f) The alligator wants to learn math. g) The alligator’s favourite food is teachers. h) The students throw their school supplies at the alligator. i) The alligator attacks the teacher. j) The children are able to leave the classroom safely. k) Billy’s idea does not work. l) The alligator becomes a classroom pet.

Choose the best answer. a) Why does Jimmy refuse to take c) Why does the alligator stop out his math book? moving? 1. A special team from the zoo 1. His math book is at home. 2. He doesn’t want to open calms it down. his desk. 2. The teacher hits it. 3. He doesn’t like math. 3. Billy puts him back in 4. He wants to oppose his desk. 4. It is allergic to math. the teacher. b) What does Billy do to stop the alligator? 1. He goes to get help. 2. He refuses to open his desk. 3. He uses the pages in his math book. 4. All of the above.

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d) Jimmy’s story seems preposterous because: 1. It is not true. 2. A big alligator cannot fit in a school desk. 3. Alligators love math. 4. There really is no alligator.

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IMPERATIVES her, him or their è your

Write the sentences using imperatives.

Example: The teacher wants the class to open their math books.

She says: Open your math books, please.

a) Jimmy’s friend doesn’t want him to open his desk.

b) A student asks the teacher to call the police.

c) The teacher asks the students to leave the classroom immediately.

d) She tells them not to take their school bags.

NUMBERS Complete the following: a) The symbol for multiplication is . b) The symbol for addition is .

c) The symbol for subtraction is . d) The symbol for division is

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Find the answers. Example: Four times four is sixteen. a) Ten plus three is b) One times one is c) Twenty minus

. . is twelve.

d) Four three is seven. e) Twenty-seven divided by is three. f) Twenty-one one is twenty.

Before and after:

a) The number after ten: b) The number after twenty: c) The number before four: d) The number before twenty: © Grand Duc en ligne § Reproduction authorized

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e) The number after fourteen: f) Two numbers before three: g) Three numbers after seven: h) The number before one: i) The number after twenty-nine: My Stories – There’s an Alligator in My Desk – Teacher’s Guide

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