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Tend Your Soil
L2 - U6

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Unit Overview:

In Level 2 Unit 6: Tend Your Soil, students embark on an enriching journey into the world of agriculture and culinary arts. This unit introduces learners to various aspects of farm life, from the roles of different farm animals to the machinery used, like tractors and barns. The culinary section dives into the art of cooking, teaching essential kitchen vocabulary and cooking verbs. Phonics lessons focus on blends like “BL,” “CL,” “FL,” and more, enhancing reading and pronunciation skills. Grammar lessons cover conjunctions and the modal verb “can.” Through engaging activities and practical examples, students gain a deeper appreciation for the food they eat and the importance of farming in everyday life, all while improving their English language skills.

  • The Farm: Barn, Tractor, Cow, Chicken, Sheep, Pig, Pig Pen, Horse, Stable, Feed, Milk, Plant, Harvest

  • Food: Meat, Vegetables, Fruit, Grains, Dairy, Sweets

  • Camping: Tent, Sleeping Bag, Campfire, Lantern, Hiking, Fishing, Bird Watching

  • Cooking: Boil, Fry, Grill, Bake, Chop,Mix, Stir, Peel

  • Picnic: Basket, Sandwich, Lemonade

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Lesson 1: On the Farm

Great job exploring farm life! You learned about various farm animals and their roles. Practice naming the animals and describing their functions on the farm. Remember the phonics blend “BL” and conjunctions we covered.

  • Vocabulary to Practice: barn, tractor, cow, chicken, sheep
  • Sentences: “I see a cow in the barn.” / “The tractor is in the field.”

Lesson 2: Delicious Food

Excellent work identifying different types of food! Continue practicing food vocabulary, especially distinguishing between fruits, vegetables, meats, and sweets. Focus on the “CL” blend in phonics and describing food.

  • Vocabulary to Practice: meat, vegetables, fruit, grains, dairy, sweets
  • Sentences: “I eat fruit every day.” / “Vegetables are healthy.”

Lesson 3: Camping Time

You did well learning about camping activities! Keep practicing words related to camping gear and activities like hiking and fishing. Remember the “FL” phonics blend and using “can/can’t” for abilities.

  • Vocabulary to Practice: tent, sleeping bag, campfire, lantern
  • Sentences: “I can go fishing during camping.” / “We sleep in a tent.”

Lesson 4: Farm Fun

You’re doing great with farm vocabulary! Focus on words related to farm animals and equipment like pig, horse, and tractor. Work on the “GL” phonics blend and forming sentences with conjunctions.

  • Vocabulary to Practice: pig, pig pen, horse, stable
  • Sentences: “The horse is in the stable.” / “Pigs are in the pig pen.”

Lesson 5: Food and Cooking

Fantastic progress in kitchen vocabulary! Continue practicing cooking verbs and kitchen utensils. Pay attention to the “FR” and “PR” phonics blends and forming sentences about cooking.

  • Vocabulary to Practice: boil, fry, grill, bake, chop, mix
  • Sentences: “I can grill meat.” / “We bake bread in the oven.”

Lesson 6: Back to the Farm

You’ve learned a lot about additional farm activities! Keep practicing vocabulary about farm tasks and animals. Remember the “GR” and “DR” phonics blends and use them in sentences.

  • Vocabulary to Practice: cow, chicken, sheep, pig, horse, duck
  • Sentences: “I feed the horse.” / “We milk the cows in the morning.”

Lesson 7: Let’s Cook

Impressive understanding of cooking processes! Continue practicing with cooking-related verbs and kitchen items. Use the “PR” phonics blend in words and sentences about cooking.

  • Vocabulary to Practice: boil, fry, grill, bake, chop, stir
  • Sentences: “We need to mix the salad.” / “Can you chop the vegetables?”

Lesson 8: Farmer Life

You’ve done a wonderful job understanding farm life! Keep revisiting the vocabulary related to farm animals and products. Apply the “DR” phonics blend and form sentences about farm chores.

  • Vocabulary to Practice: cow, chicken, horse, sheep, tractor, plow
  • Sentences: “The tractor is used for plowing.” / “Sheep provide us wool.”

Lesson 9: Review #1

You’ve made impressive progress in this unit! Reviewing all the vocabulary from our farm and food lessons shows how much you’ve learned. Keep practicing with flashcards and discuss your favorite lessons with friends or family. Remember the different phonics blends we’ve learned and use them in new words. Keep practicing grammar points like basic conjunctions and the modal verb “can/can’t” for ability.

  • Vocabulary to Practice: Review all key vocabulary from previous lessons
  • Sentences: Use a mix of sentences from the entire unit to strengthen your understanding.

Lesson 10: Review #2

Congratulations on reaching the end of the unit! It’s time to celebrate your learning journey. Reflect on the key points from each lesson and share your thoughts on the ‘Think Big Questions’. As you look forward to the next unit, remember the skills you’ve developed here. You’ve grown tremendously in your English language abilities, especially in understanding farm life and culinary terms.

  • Vocabulary to Practice: Continue to review all unit vocabulary
  • Sentences: Create your own sentences using the vocabulary and grammar structures you’ve learned.