2First Level Significant Aspects of Learning Use language in a range of contexts and across learningContinue to develop confidence and enthusiasm to communicate using the language being learntDevelop an awareness and understanding of patterns and sounds of languageBegin to develop an understanding of, interest in and respect for other countries, cultures and languagesAppreciate and understand the value of language learningRecognise familiar written words when listeningExplore how gesture, expression and emphasis are used to help understanding.Listen, recognise and respond to familiar voices in short, predictable conversationsUnderstand and respond to familiar spoken vocabularyActively take part in daily routinesListen and join in with stories, song or poemEnjoy engaging with simple and familiar texts on my own and with others using resources to support learningParticipate in familiar games, paired speaking and short role playsTake part in simple, paired conversations about themselves giving simple opinions and asking simple questions
3Vocabulary 10. The Alphabet At First Level the focus should be on being able to say the alphabet in French.L’alphabet the alphabeta a n enneb bi o oc ci p piq qud di k cappae e r erref f s esseg gi t tih acca u ui i v vuj I lunga w doppia vk acca x icsl elle y ipsilonm emme z zeta
4For First Level focus mainly on being able to say the alphabet in Italian, working your way up to spelling in Italian at 2nd Level.
32Embedding the language You could use the alphabet as a countdown in class for getting tidied up etc. You could ask pupils how something might be spelt in Italian. This can really help to enhance their spelling English as they are thinking twice as hard about the letter sequencing of a word.
33Sample activitiesYou will find a bank of sample activities which you can use to practise the vocabulary in the classroom.This is not a prescriptive list of activities and you can use or adapt them to suit the needs of your class.
34a b c d q r s t e f g u v w h i j k x y z l m n o p L’alfabeto e`cool !a b c dq r s te f gu v wh i j kThe alphabet is cool! Listen to the alphabet and repeat after each sequence of letters. You can add rapper style pointing dance moves to this to make it seem all the more street x y zl m n o p
35a b c d q r s t e f g u v w h i j k x y z l m n o p L’alfabeto e`cool! Now listen again with two sequences together, getting pupils to repeat after the audio. With x, y and z they should repeat after each individual letter.x y zl m n o p
36a b c d q r s t e f g u v w h i j k x y z l m n o p L’alfabeto e`cool! Now listen again with all four of the first sequences together, getting pupils to repeat after the audio. With x, y and z they should repeat after each individual letter.x y zl m n o p
37a b c d q r s t e f g u v w h i j k x y z l m n o p L’alfabeto e`cool! Ok, now all together, getting pupils to repeat after the audio. With x, y and z they should repeat after each individual letter.x y zl m n o p
38a b c d q r s t e f g u v w h i j k x y z l m n o p L’alfabeto e`cool! Last time and a bit faster! With x, y and z they should repeat after each individual letter. See if they can do it without the audio once you’ve practiced it a few times x y zl m n o p
39Match the sounds to the letters For this activity you will need the “Letters co-op task cards” document which is on the website in the extra resources section.Print off the sounds and place them around the classroom at “stations”.Pupils should write the alphabet in their jotters.In pairs, pupils will then visit each letter sound for a set time and will copy it down beside the corresponding letter.At the end, you can check these with the sound files on the vocabulary slides.
40Trova il suono… che corrisponde… …alla lettera. Per esempio… A = A Hand out letter and have sounds displayed around the class. Ask pupils to work in pairs to match the sounds to the letters by moving around the room and working out which letter sounds will go with which letters.Per esempio…A = A
41Ascoltata L’alfabeto E`corretto? Ticca la risposta. Listen to the alphabet in Italian. Are you correct? Tick your answers.Ticca la risposta.
42Linking the sounds to actions You can link the sounds to actions – see if the pupils can pupils can come up with a set for your class. Some suggestions: Ah – like sticking your tongue out for a doctor Bay – a coastal bay or in Italian baby is bambino so you could do a baby in your arms mime. Say – Is like saying something so you could do something to mimic that. Day – like a day / sunrise for example E (e) – sound a bit like being punched in the stomach! Etc. These are fun to make up and it’s good to let the pupils choose which ones help them remember best. Once you’ve got a set you can practise them altogether.
43Alpha-tig! This is best played in a gym hall/outside. Choose 3 or 4 pupils who will be it.Give each of remaining pupils a letter so that they make up the whole alphabet. Some people will have two letters.They will then write their letter on a bit of paper and stick it to themselves with sellotape etc. Double up letters if necessary.Make sure they each know their own letter and know how to pronounce it in Italian. You could do this by getting them to line up in order of the alphabet and to say it along the line.You will then say a word and the pupils who are “it” have to then tig those with the letters. It’s the rest of the alphabets job to protect them!Once they have the letters, bring them out to the front and they can spell out the word in Italian.
44Alpha-shapesSay a letter and get the pupils to try and form that letter by shaping themselves like in on the floor (or standing). Get everyone to say it once they are in position!
45Songs and videos!You will find a bank of sample songs and videos which you can use to practise the vocabulary in the classroom.This is not a prescriptive list of songs and you can use or adapt them to suit the needs of your class.
53These go with the song on the next slide A come alligatore che finge di dormireB come bandierone che sventola sul pennoneC come canguro che salta sul tamburoD come delfino che indossa il costuminoE come elefante che balla sulle punteF come frutta che me la mangio tuttaG come gelato ma si e` tutto squagliatoH come hotel bello come un castelloABC ABC l’alfabeto e` questo quiABC ABC l’alfabeto e` questo quiI come imbianchino che dipinge lo scalinoL come luna nel cielo e` solo unaM e` la maglietta che mi va un po` strettaN e` la neve che dal cielo scende un po lieveO come orsacchiotto che la notte e` nel mio lettoP come pallone che rimbalza sul portoneQ come quaderno che nella cartella alternoR come rana che ora sta nella fontanaS come spugna che se strissi sai ti bagnaT come topino che si mangia un formagginoU come usignolo canta sempre quando e` soloV come violino che suona quel bambinoZ come zucca che indossa una parruccaEcco l’alfabeto adesso tocca a teL 'alfabeto è questo qui_versione karaoke -
56ICT Resources onlineYou will find a bank of sample ICT activities which you can use to practise the vocabulary in the classroom.This is not a prescriptive list of activities and you can use or adapt them to suit the needs of your class.You will find a set of more supported activities in Early Feelings and more challenging activities in Level 2 Feelings.Each of the slides contains an image of the website page. If you click on the image it will take you to the page. Alternatively you can use a link address which you will find in the slide notes.