General Information -Fifth grade: ≈10 years old -6 sessions (a fortnight) -Contents -Present (simple/continuous) + Imperative - Colours, fruits and vegetables -Main objective.Learn English language and some literary English ideas while participating and having fun.
Theater of the Absurd• Play: “WAITING FOR GODOT: a tragicomedy in two acts”.• Author: Samuel Beckett (1906-†1989)• Considered to be“the most significant English language play of the 20th century”• Written originally in French “En attendant Godot”• Published in the fifties (1953, 1956)
Peculiar summary of the play:
First week activities First session: Present. Simple & ContinuousQuestion: “What do you think they are waiting for?” Vocabulary (colours): Cartoons Second session: Imperative + action verbs: Orders to your partner Vocabulary (fruits & vegetables): Bingo. Third session: Ideas about the play watching adaptations Create a comic (PDI)
Second week activities Fourth session: Adapted dialogue (tomatoe); Fill the gap ____ (fruits, vegetables, colours, etc) Fifth session: Introduce a Project Instructions: draw/create a background & Write a dialogue ( possibility of free vocabulary) Sixth session: Show your project/dialogueConclusion: videos about the play (manga style, hello kitty style)
A> Do you want an apple? (A shows a tomato) B> Yes, ¡but that is an orange! Absurd dialogue A>¡It isnt! It is red. It is a strawberry. B> But it is round... ¡It is an apple! A> ¡No, it isnt! Do you want the onion?B> Give it to me... Yuck, it is a fruit... (B catches the tomato) A> ¡No, it isnt! It is a vegetable. B> But it is not green, so it is not a vegetable. A> ¡Yes, it is! It is a fantastic fruit. B>Give me the apple... (B bites the tomato) It tastes good .
Resources• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiRhIozmfzE (cartoons created with Becket’s collaboration)• http://youtu.be/Oosp8MMv_v8 (Italian videogame version of the play)• http://youtu.be/ArX7M24u394 (Human videogame version (really interesting))• http://youtu.be/gPTohbwPpgM (Japanese manga style version)• http://youtu.be/V-bPl2_CEqg (“Hello Kitty” style version)• http://youtu.be/C3DQDFULCYA (Trailer of a formal performance)• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WzYgFA1mkg (Guinea Pig version)• http://youtu.be/ksL_7WrhWOc (Sesame Street version)• http://www.toondoo.com/ (Website for creating comics)