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It’s Party Time! Julie Burleson ESL Party Planning Webquest Grade 9/Language Arts
INTRODUCTION Birthday parties are great fun! Some families celebrate with a big party and some families celebrate with a small party. Think of some of the parties you have been to. What type of food was served? Was there cake? How many people came? How were you invited?
TASKNow it is your turn to plan a birthday party! You will work on numerous activities that will help you learn how to plan a great party. You will make a guest list, an invitation, a menu, and a shopping list. All assignments will be printed out and placed in a party planning folder.
Process • Complete the alphabetization practice sheet. PRINT! • Using first names only, prepare and alphabetize a guest list (your classmates). PRINT! • Design an invitation with information about your party. PRINT! • Complete quiz on addressing envelopes. • Address an envelope to one of your classmates. Staple to a piece of paper and place in party planning folder. • Look for recipe ideas. PRINT the ones you want to use and cite website. • Plan a menu for the party. Make sure your recipes are appropriate for school! PRINT! • Make a list for supplies and ingredients you will need. PRINT! • Place all printed materials in the provided folder. • Present your party plans to the class.
Resources • Alphabetization worksheet • How to address an envelope quiz • Example of an invitation • Recipes-Family Fun • Recipes-All Recipes • Recipes-Taste of Home When you print off your recipes, make sure to cite which website they came from!
Conclusion The student will have a party planning folder that will help them in future party planning. More importantly, the student has learned how to address envelopes, make invitations, alphabetize, make lists, think through recipes, and learn organizational skills. All these skills will help students in many aspects and life. Plus, they can carry over their excitement for parties to their family and friends!
TEKS • §128.31. English for Speakers of Other Languages, HS. Writing/Expository and Procedural Texts. Write procedural or work related documents (e.g., instructions, e-mails, correspondence, memos, project plans). • §128.31. English for Speakers of Other Languages, HS. Oral and Written/Handwriting, Capitalization, and Punctuation. Write legibly and use appropriate capitalization and punctuation conventions in compositions. • §128.31. English for Speakers of Other Languages, HS. Second language acquisition/speaking. Expand and internalize initial English vocabulary by learning and using high-frequency English words necessary for identifying and describing people, places, objects, events, and basic concepts such as numbers, days of the week, food, occupations, and time by retelling simple stories and basic information represented or supported by pictures, and by learning and using routine language needed for classroom communication.
TEKS • § 128.31. English for Speakers of Other Languages, HS. Second language acquisition/writing. Write using newly acquired basic vocabulary and content-based grade-level vocabulary. • §115.32. Health 1, HS. Personal/interpersonal skills. The student appraises communication skills that show consideration and respect for self, family, friends, and others. • §110.31. English Language Arts and Reading, English I, HS. Writing/Expository and Procedural Texts. Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes. • §110.47. Reading I, II, III, HS. The student acquires an extensive vocabulary through reading and systematic word study. Expand vocabulary by reading, viewing, listening, and discussing • §110.54. Practical Writing Skills, HS. The student uses the conventions and mechanics of written English to communicate clearly. Use correct spelling.
TEKS • §110.57. Public Speaking I, II, III, HS. Delivery. Employ techniques and strategies to reduce communication apprehension, develop self-confidence, and facilitate command of information and ideas. • §126.33. Computer Science I, HS. Creativity and innovation. participate with electronic communities as a learner, initiator, contributor, and teacher/mentor. • §127.15. Problems and Solutions, HS. The student uses verbal and nonverbal communication skills. Use a variety of resources to access, process, and collect data relevant to the project.