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Greetings Embedded Reading: Possible Activities

Here are some possible activities to go along with each level:

Base reading:  Grandma is at the airport.  She is not happy.  A person smiles at her.  She is happy.

* Circle each sentence

*Draw the scene/ find an image online to use or have students each illustrate the scene (allow only 1-2 minutes for drawing)

*Adapt and use this PowerPoint ( Grandma 1 )  to clarify meaning

* Teacher re-reads aloud and students close eyes and visualize the story.

Version 2:  Grandma is at the airport in Los Angeles .  She is not very happy.   She does not smile.  A person smiles at her and says “Hello”.   She is happy.

* Ask ? w/ Question Words: Where is the airport?  Who is in the airport?  Why doesn’t she smile?  Who smiles?  What does that person say?

* Use a template like this that students fill in:  Grandma 2

*  Adapt and use this PowerPoint (Grandma 2 ) to clarify meaning.

Version 3:    One day, Grandma is at the airport in Los Angeles .   She is not very happy.   She does not smile.  A person smiles at her and says “Hello Ma’am “.   She does not respond.   The person is not happy.  A person smiles at her and says, “Good morning, beautiful,” and Grandma smiles.  She is happy.

* Use a version of these questions in conversation, with a game or as a reading activity:  T F Grandma

* Have students write the meaning of the paragraph in English.

Version 4:

One beautiful day, Grandma is at the airport in Los Angeles .  She does not smile.  She does not smile because she is not very happy.     A person smiles at her and says “Hello old woman.”  Grandma does not respond and does not smile.   The person is not happy.  Another person smiles at her and says, “Good morning, Ma’am.”  Grandma does not respond and does not smile. She is not happy and the person is not happy.  Another person smiles at her and says, “Hi  beautiful, ” and Grandma smiles and says “Thank you.”  She is very happy.

* Use a version of these multiple choice questions with the reading:

MC Grandma

*  The teacher acts as a narrator and actors act out the roles and say the lines.

 

Version 5:

One beautiful day in September, Grandma is at the airport in Los Angeles, California.  Usually Grandma smiles.  Today she does not smile.  She does not smile because she is not very happy.   She is not happy because she is in the airport for two days.   She is very tired.

A boy smiles at her and says “Hello old woman.”  Grandma is tired.  She does not respond and does not smile.   The boy is not happy.

A man smiles at her and says, “Good morning, Ma’am.”  Grandma does not respond and does not smile.  She is too tired.   She is not happy and the man is not happy.

Ryan Seacrest arrives from London.   He smiles at her and says, “Hi  beautiful, ” and Grandma smiles.  She says, “Hello!  How are you handsome?”   Ryan responds, “I’m very good thank you.   How are you, gorgeous? ”  Grandma says, ” I am very, very, very good, thank you!”  She is very happy.

* Use a version of this PowerPoint: Grandma 5

* Create additional T/F or MC questions for the longer reading.

* Have students work in groups and write a Version 6.

 

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2 thoughts on “Greetings Embedded Reading: Possible Activities

  1. Wow! I love it! This story is going right into my first-year class! Thank you so much for doing it.

    • PC on September 14, 2015.
      I love this story!!! It is funny and I can see my students being interested and enjoying it. I would love to add it to my class.

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