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Unit 13: Fashion show

Day Two: Grooming


  1. Students will be able to describe orally what items they need to prepare for a special event.
  2. Students will be able to identify these items in a short quiz format.

Setting the Stage (1 minute)

Teacher has set out a variety of grooming items on a large table in the front of the room. Each item is identified with a large label. Examples: cologne, hairbrush, comb, shower gel, make-up, blow dryer, nail polish, towel, jewelry.

Input (10 minutes)

Teacher describes his or her typical routine for preparing to go out to a special event. As he or she mentions a particular item, such as the hairbrush, he or she picks up this item and describes it. Teacher reinforces the word for this item by asking yes-no, either-or, who-what-where-when and personalized questions about this item. For example:

Is this a brush?
Is this a brush or a comb?
What color is the brush?
If you use a brush in the morning, raise your hand, stamp your feet…etc
Where is your brush?
When do you not use a brush?

Student Study Time (5 minutes)

Teacher instructs students to "study" all the items on the table in the front of the room, for in 5 minutes, he or she will cover the table and will ask students to list and describe all the items to the best of their memory.

Evaluation (40 minutes)

Students take out a blank sheet of paper and fold the paper:

  1. in half vertically
  2. again in half vertically
  3. in half horizontally
  4. again in half horizontally

Drawing of a pair of earrings

Then the students open up the sheet of paper, now divided into 16 sections. Students are to draw as many items as they remember from the table, one item in each section of the paper. Students are to write the noun phrase that describes this item inside at the top of the section, as shown in the illustration.

On the back of the paper, students write their name and then a series of sentences in paragraph form that describe when and where and why they use each of the items they have illustrated and named on the front side of the paper.

At the end of the time period, Teacher collects student work and evaluates for

  • content
  • comprehensibility
  • creativity (originality of language)
  • accuracy
  • appearance

(4-0 points for each category, total possible 20 points)

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