Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Poorly designed rooms are funny!

The Berenstain Bears' Silly Scenes could be a great activity for preschool-first grade (or developmentally similar) students. This simple interactive site presents a scene with a number of absurd elements to identify and click on.

Language Lens:
  • The choices of scenes to explore correspond to a "rooms in a house" category, and also an be used as a generative naming activity before the student clicks through to the room. A key question: what do you usually see in the bathroom?
  • Discussion of absurd elements is a good context to model/elict causal or conditional structures:
    There shouldn't be a guitar in the wastebasket because...
    If the light were a goldfish bowl then maybe...

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