NGOs and endangered species - Coggle Diagram
NGOs and endangered species
Student-teachers: Lídia Martínez Labrada, Maria Antònia Servera Barceló & Abril Valdivieso Carrillo
School name: INS Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia (Sant Joan Despí)
1) Formal aspects
NESE students: We don't know yet
Implementation week: 2nd week of March (8th March)
Tools: digital board, computers, classroom platform
Other aspects: try to make students respect distance between them when they work in groups; split sessions, different English levels
2) Topic: NGOs and endangered species
It is challenging.
Language learning and development.
It fosters students' critical thinking.
It will have an impact on their everyday lives.
It is appealing to students.
Students will develop a culture of caring for endangered species and how to protect them.
Requires research, reflection and investigation.
5) Curriculum competences prioritized
Foreign language competences
Oral skills competences
Competence 3: Using oral interactional strategies according to the communicative situation to start, hold, and finish the discourse.
Written production competence
Competence 7: Planning various written texts by using the elements of the communicative situation.
Competence 8: Producing various written texts and formats by applying writing process strategies.
Competence 9: Revising the text to improve it according to the communicative purpose with the help of scaffolding support.
Reading skills competence
Competence 4: Applying comprehension strategies to obtain information and interpret the content of clearly-structured written texts of everyday life, media, and academic field.
Competence 5: Interpreting contextual, discoursive, and linguistic characteristics of a text, and recognise its typology to understand it.
From other areas
personal and social
arts and crafts
Intermediate: students will learn
about NGOs that protect animals
parts of animals (wings, tail...)
animal classification (mammals, reptiles...)
endangered animals (causes and consequences)
how to write a blog post
Final: creation of an NGO to protect animals and write a blog post
Ideas to protect endangered animals
Classification of animals
Grammar paterns: must/mustn't; superlative adjectives; can/can't; questions with "how"
Text types: descriptions, articles and blog posts
Lexicon related to animals: mammals, reptiles, jungle, ocean...
Writing a blog post: students will have observed webpages of different NGOs so as to have a model
Listening practice (podcast about endangered species and NGO ads)
Grammar forms: present tenses, modal verbs, conditionals...
Related to other areas
work in groups (social competence)
concern about the animal world
use of computers (digital competence)
3) Challenge/ Task
What can NGOs do to protect endangered species? After learning about the consequences of not protecting species, students will have to investigate animal NGOs and their objectives to protect endangered species. The final task will consist of creating/inventing an NGO in small groups and write a blog post describing the NGO, the specie they protect and their objectives.
By the end of this teaching unit, students will:
Be aware of the sensitive situation of some animals and contribute to helping endangered species
Know the role of NGOs, how to create a blog post to denounce the critical situation of a specific species
Writing an expository and persuasive blog post