The #1 ……. (short video for teens)

Number One** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1.

Mr. Morton is the Subject of the Sentence

This video is from Schoolhouse Rock ( Get all of them on EFL Classroom 2.0 in a handy player HERE). It was made in the late 70s to “reinvigorate” students and learning. A way of connecting with disenchanted students (sound familiar?????).

This video rulzs!!!!


Find more videos like this on EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

 
1. Get students to rewrite the lyrics.
ex.. Mr. Morton _____ down the street
Mr. Morton …….. to Pearl. etc…

2. Get them to watch and note 7 verbs. After, retell the story using those verbs.

3. Make a comic book / story board.
— fold an A4 blank piece of paper hamburger/hamburger/hotdog/hotdog (that’s primary school teacher talk for vertically , vertically, horizontally, horizontally). Then in each of the 8 boxes, draw a pic and write a sentence about Mr. Morton.

4. Role play Mr. Morton – especially when he meets Pearl!

Need I go on???? This video rulz and is #1. Based on the earlier story by the NFB of Canada – George and Rosemary. A classic that won an academy award! Get this on EFL Classroom too with a nice ppt for teaching!

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Teacher trainer, technology specialist, educational thinker...creator of EFL Classroom 2.0, a social networking site for thousands of EFL / ESL teachers and students around the world.

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