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The BIG Red Balloon! – Rhyming Picture Book

The book has amazing and wonderful pictures designed to keep your little one’s interest in the book while slowly providing them new words that they can be familiar with.

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Author: Angeliki Vorepoulou

About the Author: Angeliki is an English foreign language teacher and caters her resources for children and ESL students.

 

Sample Text and Images from The BIG Red Balloon!

Over a lagoon there is a balloon

Oh NO!
Now what?
Where is my beautiful big red
balloon?

… a dancing bee fly!

<end of sample text – page 12 of 38 >

Lesson Plan from The Big Red Balloon

The author suggests the following lesson plan to go along with the story for young children.

1.Read the story once.
2. Read the story a second time and encourage students to mime the actions of the balloon.
3. Put students in pairs or in groups and draw a balloon on board.
4. Ask students to brainstorm as many words as possible to describe the balloon and create a word cloud.
5. Students put these words into categories that represent opinion, size, age, shape, colour, origin, material. If there are no words for all these categories ask students to brainstorm relevant vocabulary.
6. Draw students’ attention to the fact that there is a specific word order of adjectives in English.
7. Put students in pairs or in small groups. Ask them to draw three balloons and to write short sentences using adjectives from the word cloud.
8. Students choose one balloon and they present it to the class.
9. They could also mention the places they would like to go with this balloon or whether their balloon has got any magic powers, for example it can make people laugh, swim, fly, speak with animals.
10. Display the balloons and let students decide on the most original one.

 

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