Each week this year Room 2a has been sharing one of the Dual Language Readers as their Shared Book. The book is read each day and tken home to share with families over the 4 nights of the school week.
Samoan parents can read with their children in English or Samoan, whichever is their preferred language and other parents can read the story in English.
The students who are confident in their Samoan language are a great help in the classroom with supporting our pronunciation and enunciating the sentences.
We also use the MP3 sound files and the PDF documents on the activboard to add variety and interest.
We often do simple activities in relation to the story – a discussion, role play, an object to study or a photo to look at.
Today we experimented with the children talking about their experiences at home when sharing the readers with their family. Here are a few of them.
Jernee shares her thoughts:
Caylix tells us what she thinks:
Caralene talks about her experiences:
Michael makes a statement:
Keilani shares her thoughts:
Next week Room 2a will be reading the story Let’s Go! / Ta O together.
Here is the PDF to look at:
And here are the sound files in Samoan and English;
Here are some of the ideas we may try during our lessons.
Ta O / Let’s Go
Compare with the ‘Sauni mo le A’oga / Ready for School’ text.
Take photos of children preparing in same way – use I pad to record. Make story on Book Maker.
Take movie of different children putting items one at a time into bag for school. Children caption it using sound clips – or as they watch it informally. “Here is my -_____” “’O la’u __________ lea.”
Draw or use clip art to make portrait of Mum and Dad and label Dad – Tama and Mum – Tina.