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Unit 8: Home tour

Day five: The ideal home


  1. Students will prepare a visual that illustrates an ideal home.
  2. Students will present their visual to classmates.

Setting the Stage (5 minutes)

Teacher shows his or her illustration of an ideal home and presents to the class.

Input (10 minutes)

Teacher shows a slide show on how to create a miniature booklet and folds his or her booklet to model each step that is depicted on the slides.

Recommendation: use a 12 by 17-inch or 12 by 18-inch piece of white construction paper if possible.

Teacher has prepared a variety of materials: construction paper, colored pens or markers. Students fold their miniature booklet along with the teacher.

Independent Practice (20 minutes)

Students illustrate and provide textual description of their ideal home. Teacher walks around the room, monitors student progress and provides assistance and support where needed.

Evaluation (20 minutes)

Students present their miniature book to their classmates in a Circle-Within-A Circle formation. Teacher stays in one spot and videotapes two presentations at a time until all the presentations have been recorded.


Oral presentation: Shows confidence, friendly body language, strong voice and good pronunciation. ______ points
Language: Command and variety of verbs and vocabulary. ______ points
Preparation: Colorful, neat and comprehensible. ______ points
Total Points ______ out of 12
Outstanding=4 points,  Very good=3 points,  Average=2 points,  Unacceptable=1 point

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