Cut out large heart, this is the body. Add the medium one for the head. Use two small hearts for each arm and three for each leg. Then use the tiny hearts for the eyes and buttons. I use red construction paper for the man and pink for the eyes and buttons. For the woman I use pink construction paper with red paper for the eyes and buttons. After this is all glued together I let the children decorate them with markers. Let the children get as creative as they want to. They sometimes add jewelry, clothes, beads, hair, shoes, etc. Have fun with this lesson.
This unit gives students an occasion to extend their communicative competence in informal settings. It provides them with experience in learning and using language “chunks” and negotiating meaning with native speakers. Students also have the chance to present their work to the mainstream peers and join in group response at an appropriate time.
Valentine’s Day provides an excellent opportunity to introduce the concept of idiomatic language to intermediate English language learners (ELLs) in Grades 3-12.
Cut out large heart, this is the body. Add the medium one for the head. Use two small hearts for each arm and three for each leg.