h) Help students with the pronunciation of certain numbers. Point out the syllablestress difference between:
2) Calendars and Ordinal Numbers
a) Display a grid with days of the month and have index cards with different ordinalnumbers on the desk. Point to the different days of the month and put the ordinalnumbers where they correspond.b) Ask a question to line up students (i.e. oldest, biggest family, most hours worked,etc.) Count the students and have them say their order (i.e. first, second…). Alternatively,arrange people alphabetically by first name or last name.c) Introduce dates: today, yesterday, tomorrow, and year, and go over the months onthe big grid.d) Ask students about their birthdays by saying, “My birthday is on…” "When is your birthday?” If you want to practice more numbers, ask the year of birth if appropriate.
a) Read the following self-introduction. Check comprehension by asking studentsspecific questions.
Hello, my name is Julio Alvarez. I am 21 years old. I was born on September 10
,1982. There are 5 people in my family. My sister, Adriana, is 12 years old. Herbirthday is on July 6
b) Have students do their own self-introduction using numbers.
Hello, my name is ____________________. I am _____________ years old. I wasborn on ____________________. There are ____________ people in my family. My___________________ is ______________________ years on. His/her birthday ison __________________________.2) Numbers. (
Must provide pen and paper
a) Obtain the birth dates of the students from the previous exercise and read severalbirthdates with years at a brisk pace in English. Have students write the dates and say whose birthday it is. Alternatively, do similar activities with other dates and/or phone numbers.b) Refer the students to the Note below.