Students in Stage 2 learn to read and write in Punjabi. They listen to stories and poems. They engage in research tasks and interactive activities to extend themsleves. Students demonstate their learning by creating presentations and recording audio and video.
Students learn days and month names in Punjabi. They use this information to collaboratively create birthday invitations, festival brochures etc. They create a classroom calendar displaying the major school/classroom events. They conduct research to learn the modern calendar and compare it to the traditional Indian calendar.
Lesson materials inculding poems, stories and interactive activities.
Students identify and describe key information about their birthday celebration and share this with their peers. In a group, they write descriptions of these celebrations over the years using scaffolds and present it to the class.
Lesson materials including classroom activities, story, games and video.
Story– Gul in space
Template for birthday invitation
Template for recipe book
Students learn about the new developments in recycling in Australia. They work in a group or independently to conduct research and present information in a poster. They describe what they have found and deliver a talk to the class.
Teaching and learning resources:
Lesson materials including vocabulary list, videos, research task, poem, listening task and speech and poster making activities.
Water conservation poster– sample
Pollution with plastic bottles– letter writing task
Students share information about their favourite food. Working in groups, they create a presentation or a book about their food for their peers, using formulaic expressions, modelled language and visual supports, and applying both language and images to achieve particular effects.
Lesson materials including a comprehensive vocabulary list with names of foods and ingredients in Punjabi. Also provided are videos, stories and a sstudent project.
Story– Lassi, kulfi or faluda
Template for a foldable recipe book
Students create a profile of a person they are inspired by. They use a template to conduct research and use this to prepare a profile. They share this with the class, obtain feedback and improve their work.
Lesson materials including videos, stories, discussion questions and research task. They learn about the life and work of Narinder Singh Kapany, Amrita Pritam and Milkha Singh to get inspiration.
Story– Anna Mani’s extraordinary experiments on weather
Students create a bilingual resource such as a digital bank or glossary of expressions that can be used when travelling to Australia, Punjab or another country. They then participate in scenarios relating to travel situations, eg- asking where the nearest train station is, or asking directions to a tourist site.
Lesson materals including story, vocabulary list inlcuding expressions, interactive game and class assignment.
Story– The time travelling river