Kinaesthetic Reading & Oral Activities

We are building up this page to share with you the kinaesthetic reading and oral activities we used for NT classes. Please note that our reading texts also include a version where we provide students scaffolds where to pause within a sentence to guide them to read well.

Reading Aloud Activities

Mimicking An Action
Students to sit in a circle of 5-8 with a teacher joining them. Every member is given a reading passage where they will take turn to read aloud 4-5 word in the passage. However, they need to read the passage mimicking someone who is (a) whispering, (b) laughing, (c) crying, (d) in pain, (e) burping, (f) sneezing, (g) snoring and the list may go on. Teacher may choose an action for reading the whole passage or a paragraph. This activity can be repeated a few times with different actions. If there are more than one group, a symphony competition can be carried out to see which group can read the passage coherently mimicking a chosen action(s).

Note: Teachers are encouraged to engage students to come up with the list of actions together.

[NT]Reading text 1

Translate What I Have Read
Students to sit in a circle of 6-8 with a teacher joining them. In the circle, every member sits next to a buddy and both are given a reading passage. Each pair will take turn with one reading the passage aloud and the other translate it aloud into English after every sentence read by his buddy. Repeat this activity to allow every members the opportunity to read the passage and translating it into English.

[NT]Reading text 2

Nujum Pak Belalang Parody
The teacher plays the video below:

Students are to act the scene in the video using the reading passage. For this, students are to sit in pairs. In each pair, a student may choose to read 1-5 words from the passage while the other student repeats these words as in the video. Teacher may repeat the activity again if the students are up for it to allow them to assume different roles in the act.

[NT] Reading text 3

Oral Activities

Why Do? Why Don’t?
Students sit in a circle of 5-8 surrounding a member in the centre. Every member in the circle gives an advice to the member sitting in the centre a piece of advice on how to portray a positive image of self in a (a) date, (b) job interview for a dream job, or (c) wedding etc. The advice has to be alternate between “Please do . . . “ or “Please don’t . . .”. For every advice offered, the member seated in the centre will ask, “Why?”. The member who offers the advice need to explain why. The activity may go over two rounds before the teacher rotates the student seated in the centre and uses a different scenario for the next activity.

Note: Teachers are encouraged to engage students to come up with the list of scenario together.

Oral questions

1. Adakah kamu berusaha menunjukkan imej yang positif dalam diri sebelum keluar rumah? Ceritakan apa yang kamu lakukan.

mandi dan membersihkan diri
mengenakan pakaian yang kemas serta sesuai
menyikat rambut dan menggunakan minyak wangi

2. Bolehkah kamu memetik contoh-contoh imej yang tidak positif apabila keluar rumah?

mulut yang busuk serta badan yang berbau
rambut yang tidak disikat dan kelihatan tidak terurus
mengenakan pakaian yang tidak digosok serta tidak sesuai

3. Senaraikan beberapa faedah yang boleh kita raih bila kita menunjukkan imej yang positif apabila keluar rumah.

dapat membina yakin diri
mudah didekati oleh kawan
tidak dipersendakan oleh kawan
akan dihormati dan dipandang mulia

Come & Visit
In this activity, students put on the hat of a tour promoter promoting a holiday destination that they had been to either locally or abroad. They are encouraged to refer to Instagram photos in their phones of their recent holiday trip and recall interesting things tourists can do there and what they must be careful about. Students can jot down these points onto a notepad in their phones.

Once completed, each student takes turn to promote their holiday destinations in a 3-5 minutes speech. Their voices should be vibrant, fresh and cheerful to best engage their audience.

At the end of the promotion, the teacher asks the audience to choose the tour promoter who has made the most compelling presentation and share what he or she did right. The teacher concludes the lesson by asking students to reflect and share the benefits of visiting other countries.

Oral questions

1. Pernahkah kamu mengunjungi ke luar negara? Ceritakan mengapakah negara tersebut menjadi pilihan kamu.

kos perbelanjaan murah
ada tempat menarik yang ingin dikunjungi
tidak pernah mengunjungi negara tersebut
dapat mengunjungi kaum keluarga yang tinggal di sana

2. Bolehkah kamu memetik contoh-contoh pengalaman menarik apabila kamu berada di negara itu?

3. Senaraikan beberapa faedah yang boleh kamu perolehi apabila mengunjungi ke luar negara.

dapat belajar dan mencuba bahasa baru
dapat berbelanja besar kerana harga barang murah
dapat mencuba makanan tempatan yang pelik tetapi enak
dapat mengenal budaya yang berbeza dengan negara sendiri

Disharmony Acts
In this activity, students work in groups to plan and act out a scene of disharmony. At the end of their performances, the teacher facilitates a class discussion for deeper understanding by asking the audience to identify the root cause of the disharmony and what could have been done to prevent it.

Oral Questions

1. Adakah kamu pernah menghadapi masalah apabila berkerjasama dengan rakan-rakan dalam satu kumpulan? Ceritakan masalah yang kamu hadapi itu.

2. Bolehkah kamu memetik contoh-contoh cara yang boleh diambil oleh kumpulan kamu untuk mengelakkan masalah tersebut?

memilih ketua kumpulan yang baik
menyokong keputusan yang diambil oleh ketua kumpulan
memberi peluang untuk semua ahli kumpulan memberikan pandangan
setiap ahli kumpulan tidak mengkritik pandangan ahli kumpulan yang lain
tidak mengkritik keputusan ketua kumpulan secara senyap di belakangnya

3. Senaraikan beberapa masalah yang boleh timbul jika kita gagal bekerjasama dengan baik bersama rakan-rakan dalam kumpulan kita.

akan dimarahi oleh guru
setiap ahli kumpulan akan berbalah
hubungan ahli kumpulan akan menjadi renggang
tugasan yang diberi tidak dapat diselesaikan dengan baik
tidak dapat pelajari kemahiran bekerjasama dalam satu pasukan yang berjaya

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