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Let’s Be Potato Pals!
Potato Pals are books about…
the things kids do!
in real life!
Buddy’s the sporty one. He stars in Meet the Pals!
Daisy loves flowers. She stars in
Chip plays the violin. He stars in
He stars in Dean is always reading.
Nina is a big shopper. She stars in
Joy is joyful! She stars in
Kids love them…
… because they’re cute and funny.
… just like kids are!
Potato Pals teach useful expressions…
… giving children confidence…
… to talk about their own lives.
Students learn vocabulary and topics…
… that are useful to them.
The readers present language in context…
… in a meaningful and fun way.
Each reader introduces 8 story sentences; useful expressions kids can use in their own lives.
MEMORICONS ! Visual cues that prompt students to produce the phrases in the story.
Here’s how Memoricons work… <ul><li>When students turn from the first page… </li></ul>
<ul><li>… to the second double spread… </li></ul>… they have to remember what the first phrase was. I say “Hello!”
This continues as they read… I say “Hello!” I write in my workbook.
Then the challenge is to remember the whole story! … until the last page.
crayons workbook globe poster chair eraser pen pencil Each reader introduces a number of focus words.
<ul><li>Each reader introduces a topic in context reinforced by a question and answer pattern. </li></ul>Colors TOPICS Sha...
What shape is the clock? It’s a  circle ! In ‘At School’ the topic is shapes.
What shape is the poster? It’s a  star !
What shape is the kite? It’s a  diamond !
What shape is the book? It’s a  rectangle!
What shape is the triangle? It’s a  triangle !
What shape is the picture? It’s an  oval !
What shape is the window? It’s a square !
What shape is the bag? It’s a heart !
Putting it together was quite a puzzle!
The songs that accompany every reader are great…
… to get people moving…
… and moving…
… and moving!  Sing along to the Memoricons!
We always finish with the ‘Good Friends’ song!
We’ve made lots of good friends…
… and worn some pretty funny costumes!
Potato Pals Art Contests
The Potato Pals Blog! http://oxfordpotatopals.blogspot.com/ http://oxfordpotatopals.blogspot.com /
Daisy meets the real thing!
Buddy meets a sticky end!
The Potato Pal popularity poll…won by Daisy!
It’s lots of fun…
… and lots of laughs!
Thanks Pals! And don’t forget to brush your teeth!
 
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Let's Be Potato Pals!

  1. 1. Let’s Be Potato Pals!
  2. 2. Potato Pals are books about…
  3. 3. the things kids do!
  4. 4. in real life!
  5. 5. Buddy’s the sporty one. He stars in Meet the Pals!
  6. 6. Daisy loves flowers. She stars in
  7. 7. Chip plays the violin. He stars in
  8. 8. He stars in Dean is always reading.
  9. 9. Nina is a big shopper. She stars in
  10. 10. Joy is joyful! She stars in
  11. 11. Kids love them…
  12. 12. … because they’re cute and funny.
  13. 13. … just like kids are!
  14. 14. Potato Pals teach useful expressions…
  15. 15. … giving children confidence…
  16. 16. … to talk about their own lives.
  17. 17. Students learn vocabulary and topics…
  18. 18. … that are useful to them.
  19. 19. The readers present language in context…
  20. 20. … in a meaningful and fun way.
  21. 21. Each reader introduces 8 story sentences; useful expressions kids can use in their own lives.
  22. 22. MEMORICONS ! Visual cues that prompt students to produce the phrases in the story.
  23. 23. Here’s how Memoricons work… <ul><li>When students turn from the first page… </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>… to the second double spread… </li></ul>… they have to remember what the first phrase was. I say “Hello!”
  25. 25. This continues as they read… I say “Hello!” I write in my workbook.
  26. 26. Then the challenge is to remember the whole story! … until the last page.
  27. 27. crayons workbook globe poster chair eraser pen pencil Each reader introduces a number of focus words.
  28. 28. <ul><li>Each reader introduces a topic in context reinforced by a question and answer pattern. </li></ul>Colors TOPICS Shapes Numbers Feelings Weather Prepositions
  29. 29. What shape is the clock? It’s a circle ! In ‘At School’ the topic is shapes.
  30. 30. What shape is the poster? It’s a star !
  31. 31. What shape is the kite? It’s a diamond !
  32. 32. What shape is the book? It’s a rectangle!
  33. 33. What shape is the triangle? It’s a triangle !
  34. 34. What shape is the picture? It’s an oval !
  35. 35. What shape is the window? It’s a square !
  36. 36. What shape is the bag? It’s a heart !
  37. 37. Putting it together was quite a puzzle!
  38. 38. The songs that accompany every reader are great…
  39. 39. … to get people moving…
  40. 40. … and moving…
  41. 41. … and moving! Sing along to the Memoricons!
  42. 42. We always finish with the ‘Good Friends’ song!
  43. 43. We’ve made lots of good friends…
  44. 44. … and worn some pretty funny costumes!
  45. 45. Potato Pals Art Contests
  46. 46. The Potato Pals Blog! http://oxfordpotatopals.blogspot.com/ http://oxfordpotatopals.blogspot.com /
  47. 47. Daisy meets the real thing!
  48. 48. Buddy meets a sticky end!
  49. 49. The Potato Pal popularity poll…won by Daisy!
  50. 50. It’s lots of fun…
  51. 51. … and lots of laughs!
  52. 52. Thanks Pals! And don’t forget to brush your teeth!

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