The Selfish Giant Reading tasks
¾ Read and understand a story
¾ Read for the main idea
¾ Understand a sequence of events in a story
¾ Review different times of the year
¾ to practice students’ reading skills;
¾ to revise and enrich students’ vocabulary on the topic.
The Selfish Giant
The giant has got a lovely garden. The children want to play in the garden, but the giant was selfish. ”It’s my garden,” he says. “I don’t want children here.” He builds a wall around the garden.
In the spring there are no flowers or birds in the giant’s garden. It is winter all year. The giant isn’t happy.
Then one day, the children find the hole in the wall. They go on and play. The giant hears the children in the garden. There are birds and flowers, too.
The giant is happy because it is spring again. “This is your garden now, children,” he says. The children are happy and the giant is not selfish now.
Speaking. Answer the questions.
– What is your favourite season?
Review some words. Seasons of the year (using cards and pictures)
Spring, summer, autumn, winter, garden, season
Hold up card to listen and repeat .
Game: Listen, point and say.
– Place cards for the key vocabulary around the classroom
– Call out a vocabulary word (e.g. autumn). The children point to the correct card.
– Now point to the card. The children say the word.
Option: Describe the location of the card. (e.g. It’s next to the door. What is it? The children then say the word.)
Writing. Complete the words. (Teacher write on the blackboard words with missing words, 1 student go to the blackboard and write down the word, all students must checking the mistakes. )
- Read the story and find the answers for the questions:
– Who is the giant?
– Who lives in the garden?
Post -reading activities:
Answer the questions:
– Do the children want to play in the garden?
– What does the giant build?
– Is it spring in the giant’s garden?
– What do the children find?
– Is the giant friend with the children?
– Is he happy now?
Read again and put the sentences in the correct order.
- The giant hears children in the garden.
- The children want to play in the garden.
- It is spring. But in the giant’s garden it is winter.
- The giant build a wall.
- The children and the giant are happy.
- The children find a hole in the wall.
Find the answers and then write the words in the sentences.
- The Giant had a _ _ _ and beautiful garden.
- He built a wall _ _ _ _ _ _ and _ _ _ _ _ _ .
- One very _ _ _ _ _ boy came back into the garden.
- ‘Hello little _ _ _ _ _ _ .’ the Giant said.
- The children lived in a _ _ _ _ _ _ village.
Listening. Listen to the sentences and write True or False in the copy-books.
(go through the answers)
The giant has got a lovely garden. (T)
The children don’t want to play in his garden. (F)
The giant builds a wall. (T)
It’s summer all year in the garden. (F)
The children find a hole in the wall. (T)
The children don’t want to go in. (F)
The giant doesn’t hear them. (F)
The giant is friends with the children. (T)
Speaking. Retell the story using exercise 2.
Find the words below:
W I N T E R
I R H H C A
N A K U L S
D I S N O W
rain cloud summer thunder wind snow winter
O N A D U O
U R F E D R
I E N R D S
S U M M E R